Book Group Guy Bait

Loaded words, I know.

The greatest challenge I hear from book group leaders is getting more male readers to attend. Aside from snatching dudes wandering the DIY section of the stacks and plopping them in the middle of a book chat, facilitators consider the reading selections to entice men to the book group.no_easy_day_book_cover_a_p

If historical nonfiction is perennially popular with men who read, then military memoirs could be considered biblio-catnip. USAToday collated a list of memoirs from NavySEALS.  There’s an expanded list as well. Full disclosure: I contributed a comment to one of the stories. I said these books have been very popular lately and are good gateway titles into nonfiction for readers of hard-boiled mysteries.

That said, there’s a number of discussable titles on these lists that both genders will enjoy.

 

 

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Kaite Mediatore Stover refuses to give up her day job as director of readers' services for The Kansas City Public Library to read tarot cards professionally or be the merch girl/roadie for her husband's numerous bands.

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