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APUS R.E.A.D. Book Club

The APUS R.E.A.D. Book Club is an independent organization of the American Public University System.

Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of APUS.

We are Reading and Educating

at a Distance (R.E.A.D.)! 

The R.E.A.D. Book Club provides an open forum for discussion of literature for students, alumni, faculty and staff of the American Public University System. The organization aims to unite the student and alumni body through reading and to foster community through the discussion of various literary topics using Goodreads and Facebook. This organization also promotes reading and literacy through community outreach and service projects.


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January Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

February Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shatterly

MarchUnmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by Paul Holes

AprilHowl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

MayYou Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health by Ken Duckworth

JuneThe House in the Cerulean Sea by T.K. Klune

JulyAll Good People Here by Ashley Flowers

AugustDeadly Goddess Club by Jennifer Reed (GUEST AUTHOR)

SeptemberAll Systems Red by Martha Wells

OctoberNight Shift by Stephen King

NovemberFirekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

DecemberThe Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand



                   2023 Reading Challenge                   

Want to win free books?

Participate in the 2023 R.E.A.D. Book Club Challenge, and you could win $50 from Better World Books! The club member with the most activities completed by October 31, 2023 will win. 

Use this Google form to report each reading activity you complete!

What are the reading challenge activities?

read a non-fiction book

read a recommended book

read a book published more than 30 years ago

read a book originally written in a language other than your native one

attend one ZOOM book club meeting

participate in September's Random Acts of Reading Legacy Project

write (and maybe send) a letter to someone who inspired you to read

take the READ club member survey in September

donate a book in the READ virtual book drive

create a bookmark

suggest three themes for 2024 books

post to the READ book discussions on Facebook or Goodreads

Win Books
Guest Speakers

Guest Authors


Jennifer Ann Reed


Jennifer Ann Reed writes fantasy and mystery novels and lives in Southwest Virginia with her husband, Adam, and their dog, Bella. When she's not creating worlds for her readers, she can be found inside a middle school library, passing on her love of literature. Jennifer's dream of writing of writing began in middle school where she wrote short stories for her friends to enjoy. This love grew throughout high school, but she wasn't brave enough to write her first novel until after she was married and became a science teacher. Since then, she's written four more books and moved from teaching Chemistry to being a school librarian. She enjoys binge-watching murder mysteries, zombie and vampire movies, and reading until her eyes cross. She thinks chocolate and coffee should have their own food groups and consumes them more than she cares to admit.

Deadly Goddess Club

Service Events

Service Projects

Random Acts of Reading

In recognition of September 11 National Day of Service, participate in our Legacy Service Project by sharing or reading a book.

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Little Free Library

Leave a book in a Little Free Library.

READers Charity of Choice

Vote to support one charity nominated by a club member.

Room to Read

Select to support Room to Read through Amazon Smile.

Smithsonian Adopt-A-Book

Adopt books to build and preserve special books and collections.

Virtual Book Drive

Donate to Better World Books to support libraries and literacy projects.

Donors Choose

Support specific literacy and reading classroom programs.

United through Reading

Help service members read to children from a distance.

Newsletter Archive

Current Newsletter

Past Newsletters



The club regularly presents as part of Student Affairs Lunch and Learn series.

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