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A group of people who meet regularly to discuss books that all members of the group have read.
- ‘The book group has a reasonably large turnout.’
- ‘A group of friends who meet in a Manchester pub to discuss their favourite literature have been named the best-read book group in Britain.’
- ‘Throughout the semester he will also be running a "Great Catholic Authors" book group.’
- ‘He led a book group on the works of Charles Dickens, which were the topic of his Ph.D.’
- ‘In London and the south, rates were lifted by the popularity of residents' associations and book groups.’
- ‘The book group meets monthly, usually on the second Sunday.’
- ‘I was hoping for resolution and I didn't expect the ending, but I'm still going to recommend it to my book group.’
- ‘All we knew back then was that our book group was a touchstone to sanity, a place to air minds cluttered with the debris of domestic life.’
- ‘I decided against joining a book group.’
- ‘Of course I'm going to join a book group.’
- ‘Choir practice is becoming to bourgeois Paris what the book group is in suburban London.’
- ‘There seemed to be a couple of boisterous book groups meeting there.’
- ‘Publishers like Penguin and Harper Collins court book groups.’
- ‘The group paired with an all-white book group to discuss a collection of essays about race.’
- ‘And apparently they have a book group who are reading my book this month!’
- ‘Those less familiar with reading are less likely to join a book group for its own sake.’
- ‘Paula runs a book group at Shipley Library and co-ordinates a district-wide network of library book groups.’
- ‘I wish there were book groups about these kinds of books the way there are book groups for novels.’
- ‘Sponsor a joint event with another book group to provide a larger audience.’
- ‘But the main thing is that reading and book groups are such fun.’
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