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.
January - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
February - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shatterly
March - Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by Paul Holes
April - Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
May - You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health by Ken Duckworth
June - The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.K. Klune
July - All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers
August - Deadly Goddess Club by Jennifer Reed (GUEST AUTHOR)
September - All Systems Red by Martha Wells
October - Night Shift by Stephen King
November - Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
December - The 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
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