Introducing the Great New Books Book Group

“Great New Books is all about sharing our favorite books, one week at a time. Our passion is for recommending quality books which keep us turning pages long through the night, great books which have the potential to touch hearts, and lives, and open doors to a better world. We’re so glad you’re joining us.

The Great New Books site is run by a team of 6 bloggers who happen to love to read, write, and share great books. For 2013, we all have reading goals. Between the 6 of us, we plan to read 250 books in 2013. We also feature Author contributors, who share their favorite recent books as well.

Each of us has our own style and tastes in reading, and our book recommendations reflect our individual preferences. Most of all, we recommend only books that we absolutely love.” -Great New Books book group

Great New Books Not long ago, a friend rushed up to me at a party and took hold of my arm. She smiled, and said, “Have you heard of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS?”

This friend is a book-lover, a reading fanatic like me, so I knew she was talking about a book. I shook my head, no. “Oh, you have to read it. Have to. I can’t stop thinking about it, it’s that good.”

The first thing I did when I got home was to google THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. And now, as I finish the book, I turn the last page and nod. Yes. It was that good. Maybe even better.

Good books are meant to live on. Great books change lives, and are meant to be shared. Books offer unique insights into life that bring so many things to the reader who dares to venture between its pages … a new place and experience, a new lens to see through, new shoes to walk in. Books offer intimacy, and yet books long to be discussed. Literature is a lifeline to an enriched inner world. A book group is the perfect place to link up with other book-lovers and chat about a great new read.

After many months of thinking about it, I’ve decided to take Hazel Grace’s advice (from THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), “There is no try … there is only do.” I’m introducing a new book group, the GREAT NEW BOOKS site.

The defining factors:

  • When: We’ll recommend one great new book each week, on Wednesdays.
  • Where: our site,
  • What: One Great Book = one that has been published within the last year that I’ve bought, read, and loved; a book that is powerful and thought-provoking and deserves a highest recommendation.
  • Why New books?: To discover the best recently-published books. To support authors who are working hard to launch their words, thoughts, stories, and dreams out into the world.
  • Why: To share books and help spread the love of reading.

For you: To participate, what do you need to do?

Come join us — we have giveaways and fifty-two great books to learn about each year!


It’s a fabulous book, one that I’ve just finished, and one that I loved so much I had to read it with a pen-in-hand. LOTS to discuss in it, including the humor and the tragedy. It is oh-so-rich.

So, click through to the link to GREAT NEW BOOKS and let’s get started. Oh– and to help us get started, a big thank you in advance for tweeting, linking, facebooking, and recommending Great New Books to your friends. It’s bound to be fun. I look forward to seeing you there!

If you have comments or questions, please leave a comment below or email me at contact (at) jenniferlynking (dot) com.

Thanks for joining me on one of the most extraordinary adventures in life: through reading, through the pages of a book.

Published by Jennifer Lyn Art

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