October is National Reading Group Month

National Reading Group Month, an initiative of The Women's National Book Association, announces its 2010 Great Group Reads selections. The titles below were selected on the basis of  "their appeal to reading groups for whom they are bound to open up lively conversations about a host of timely and provocative topics, from the intimate dynamics of family and personal relationships to major cultural and world issues."

Blame by Michelle Huneven (Picador)
The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle (Harper Perennial)
Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship by Cathie Beck (Voice)
Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger (Gallery Books)
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow (Algonquin Books)
Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster Paperbacks)
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli (St. Martin’s Press)
Molly Fox’s Birthday by Deirdre Madden (Picador)
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (Doubleday)
The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin (Harper Perennial)
Room by Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown)
Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye (Unbridled Books)
Up from the Blue by Susan Henderson (Harper Paperbacks)