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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: Jack: The Almost True Story of the Molly Maguires by Jackie Fowler (GUEST AUTHOR)


February: None of This Is True by Lisa Jewelle


March: Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang for Women’s History Month in COLLABORATION with the IT Club and wSTEM


April: The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls


May: Well of Dreams by Kayla Ann (GUEST AUTHOR)


June: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt


July: You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney


August: Long Lost by Jacqueline West


September: Mexico, Margaritas, and Murder by Wendy Day


October: In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead


November: Prison Ramen by Clifton Collins and Gustavo Alvares


December: Lean, Fall, Stand by Jon McGrego



This Month's Book


May 2024

Book Counter


                   2024 Reading Challenge                   

Want to win free books?

Participate in the 2024 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, 2024 will win. 

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

What are the reading challenge activities?

Read a book written from multiple points of view.

Read a secondhand book.

Read a book written by an author with your dame initials (first and last name).

Read a book that is more than 50 years old.

Read a book in a genre you don’t normally read.

Read a book about a natural disaster.

Read a non-zombie human annihilation book.

Read a book of poetry during National Poetry Month in April. (Double Entries if you post a video of you reciting/reading poetry.)

Complete the Annual Club Member Survey in September

Recommend at least three books (with author and title) based on the provided themes in the annual club survey in September.  

Participate in our Legacy Project, Random Acts of Reading, in September.

Donate a book to a Little Free Library.

Attend a Zoom Meeting. (One point per meeting with a maximum of six points)

Post on the monthly book discussion on either Facebook or Goodreads.

Post a short video review of a favorite book on social media and tag #APUSReads

Win Books
Guest Speakers

Guest Authors


Kayla Ann

May 2024

Kayla Ann is a traditionally and self-published author. Her traditionally published book, Agency in the Hunger Games, explores the importance of personal agency in a world determined to strip away individuality. Her debut self-published YA novel, Well of Dreams, explores similar themes of fate versus free will. Kayla Ann writes in her limited free time when she is not teaching the next generation of readers, playing board games with her husband, or serving as personal chef, hairdresser, playmate, and story-teller to her young son.

Well of Dreams

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.

Donors Choose

Support specific literacy and reading classroom programs.

Smithsonian Adopt-A-Book

Adopt books to build and preserve special books and collections.

READers Charity of Choice

Vote to support one charity nominated by a club member.

United through Reading

Help service members read to children from a distance.

Newsletter Archive

Current Newsletter

Meet the Officers

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Kathryn Hill

I'm a chef, teacher, financial planner, event coordinator, and personal developer a.k.a stay-at-home mom. I have my Bachelor's and Master's degree from AMU.


A Favorite Book:

The Stand


Stephen King

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Past Newsletters and Presentations

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

Past Newsletters Link

Folded Newspapers

Presentations Link

Conference Lecture
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