In Progress List

Capitol Choices now uses Google Sheets to track nominations to our current (2019) recommended reading list.  Members are welcome to nominate books at any time using the Google Nomination Form, however please keep in mind that a book will not be discussed until the month after its publication to offer ample time for readers to consider the title.   The nomination lists for each meeting will close two weeks prior to the meeting date in order to allow time for readers to acquire and consider titles on the agenda.

To view each of the current year’s Agendas, simply select the appropriate month’s tab at the bottom of the Google Sheet.  All of the year’s nominated books are also viewable by Reading Groups  — again, simply select the appropriate tab at the bottom of the Sheet.  Our Agendas and reading lists will be updated regularly and we encourage meeting participants to check the Sheet and social media regularly to stay apprised of nominated titles.

To see the current nominations for each reading group, you may also go directly to that page by selecting the appropriate link from below.

 

Reading Groups

Capitol Choices offers various ways for you to take part in our discussions. Casual participants can drop in on meetings as they wish, and are welcome to discuss any book on the agenda that they have read.  If you are interested in taking a more active role, you may become a reading group member.

Reading group members are expected to:

* read widely and nominate any eligible book they think worthy for the list;
* read every book nominated in their reading group;
* participate actively by joining the discussion either at meetings or via comments on the web site, or both; and
* vote. Only reading group members are eligible to vote.

Please note:

  • publishing company employees are welcome to lurk, but due to the potential for conflict of interest unable to join as reading group/voting members.
  • as a regional group, website lurkers cannot join reading groups unless they are able to attend meetings at least twice in year. However, former members who have moved away are still eligible for reading group membership.

Each reading group has a facilitator who acts as a resource for reading group members. They do their best to get books to people in their groups who can’t get hold of them and let reading group members know when they have copies to lend. They lead the discussion after the ballots twice a year to discuss the results.

To join a reading group, email Darcie Caswell and the facilitator below whose reading group you would like to join between March 18th and July 31.  You will receive an email from capitolchoices@gmail.com.
Up to Seven, Ruth Anne Champion
Seven to Ten, Jamequa Summerall
Ten to Fourteen, Carolyn LaChance
Fourteen and Up, Ruth Compton
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