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Escape into entertaining, unforgettable stories.

Welcome to the Reader’s Digest Book Club, your trusted friend for stories that will make you laugh, cry, think and feel. We know just how important reading is, and as bona fide bookworms, we’re sharing some of the most-anticipated books of the year with you, our fellow readers. Our monthly picks span genres—from the latest mysteries to romances to historical fiction and beyond—but the one thing they all have in common is a story that’s unputdownable.

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This Month’s Pick

Daughters of Shandong

Daughters of Shandong by Eve J. Chung

Based on author Eve J. Chung’s family story, Daughters of Shandong is a deeply moving account of a mother’s escape with her daughters to Taiwan during the Communist Revolution in China. Though harrowing, the journey makes for an ultimately hopeful story about what it means to be human. It’s a transportive tale about resilience, sacrifice and the bonds between mothers and daughters.

What we love:

  • The truly moving message
  • The well-researched and vivid history
  • The prose that sings

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Chat about the book with fellow readers! The discussion takes place on May 29. It all happens in the Reader’s Digest Book Club group!


Meet the Author

Eve J. Chung

Eve J. Chung is a Taiwanese American human rights lawyer focusing on gender equality and women’s rights. She lives in New York with her husband, two children and two dogs.

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Reading one of the best books of the year is great. But talking about it with like-minded bookworms and getting the inside scoop from the author? That’s the stuff lit lovers’ dreams are made of. And it’s what you’ll get with Reader’s Digest’s online book club. Each month, we’ll select a book to read as a group, introducing you to exciting new fiction in a range of genres.

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Stay tuned to find out what the Reader’s Digest Book Club will read next! We’ll announce the next selection in June. Want to be the first to find out? Join the online book club group for a sneak peek.


Reader’s Digest Book Club Picks

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Stuff Book Club Members Love

Shop the stuff bookworms use when curling up with their favorite read.

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Fantastic Fiction

Escape into new worlds or see our world in a new light with fiction of every genre. Lighten the mood with feel-good books that help you forget life’s stressors. Swoon over enemies-to-lovers romances. Or keep the lights on for spine-tingling stories that’ll have you looking over your shoulder. No matter how you’re feeling in the moment, there’s a novel to match your mood.

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Noteworthy Nonfiction

Gain a better understanding of the world we live in with nonfiction books that place you in the minds of fascinating people, teach you about important issues like race relations in America or provide an art break in a hectic world.

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Essential Reading

Fill your bookshelves with must-read stories from diverse writers, and you’ll be a more well-rounded person for it. They’ll challenge your perceptions and widen your perspective—and they’re compulsively readable to boot.

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Banned Books

Book banning is on the rise, but you can stand up for your right to read by picking up banned books and sharing them with fellow bookworms.

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Books for Young Readers

Fostering a love of reading early in childhood is one of the best ways to turn your kids into lifelong book lovers. In fact, most adults can point to the children’s books that changed their lives. But so-called books for kids have a wider appeal—just ask all the grown-ups hooked on YA novels.

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Books Fit for Gifting

There are books you read for the characters and those you read to learn about real-life heroes. Both types make great gifts, but there are plenty of other books and bookish goodies that avid readers will enjoy too.

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Audiobooks for All

We don’t care what anyone says: Listening to audiobooks counts as reading. And for a lot of people, it’s the best way to stay on top of an out-of-control reading list. So pick your next great read, turn up the car stereo and get ready to escape into a great story.

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From Page to Screen

Everyone knows the book is always better, so read these books that have gone on to be adapted for film and TV.

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