Winter Book Preview and other Book Club happenings

Readers, winter is around the corner and I’m turning my gaze toward the winter book selections for Book Club. There’s something about the colder season that begs for books, blankets, and hot beverages. And Book Club is here to help!

In our MMD Book Club community we’re learning to read better, together. We read a monthly selection, plus there’s special content and regular classes that help us get more out of our reading lives. I’m so excited about what’s in store for this winter and today I’m filling you in on what Book Club members already know. If you want to join in the fun, sign up here!

Exclusive Winter Book Club Preview

Join me on January 13 to hear which titles booksellers are most excited about for winter. We’re modeling this on our Fall Book Preview (pictured above), where I shared 35 highly anticipated titles and it was a blast.

I can’t wait to share the new winter releases I already love, and those I can’t wait to get my hands on. This special session will be tons of fun and will give you a jump start on getting your preorders and library holds in!

Our 2019 winter reading selections

DECEMBER: • We’re kicking off our winter reading with Anna Quindlen’s How Reading Changed My Life. This is a book for book-lovers, by a book lover, and such a great read to cozy up with in the wintertime.

JANUARY: The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali is a sweeping love story that spans 60 years and two continents, taking the reader between contemporary New England and 1953 Tehran, thoroughly immersing the reader in the volatile political climate of 1950s Iran. This is easily one of the best books I’ve read this year and I can’t wait to discuss it with my fellow readers. Optional flight pick: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza.

FEBRUARY: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow is a literary mystery, a book about books, coming-of-age story, a tale of adventure and suspense and revenge, and tattoo artistry is a main theme. Creative, inventive, and tons of fun. Optional flight pick: TBD.

There’s more bookish fun in store

Our bookish enthusiasm and empowerment don’t stop with our book discussions. This winter our line-up includes exclusive special content and classes I can’t wait to share with Book Club members.

Click here to see our full calendar, which includes a quickly-approaching class (How and Why to Write in Your Books, on November 13), monthly Ask Anne Anythings, focused Book Club discussions, and our Winter Book Preview. (We’re updating this page with new events as we schedule them.)

I hope you’ll join me and your fellow readers for an incredible winter. Click here to get started.

I can’t wait to kick off a new literary season with you all. Happy reading!


P.S. This season we’re once again partnering with Page 1 Books to offer a Winter Book Club bundle to our readers, and last I heard Page 1 had a small quantity still available. Click here to order yours while supplies last.


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  1. Peggy Joyner says:

    The Ten Thousand Doors of January is sure to be a favorite – quite unique – it will stick with you – in your mind and In your heart – for quite some time!

  2. Emily says:

    I would love for you to do a winter reading list (like your summer list)! I found so many great books I NEVER would have picked up if they had not been on that list!

  3. Laura says:

    Hi! Could you offer a one-time buy-in for the winter preview post? I don’t have the margin in my life for all the offerings of your book club membership, but the preview posts have long been my favorite part of Modern Mrs. Darcy. I recognize they take time and effort to compile so I’d love to buy in for just those posts. Thanks.

  4. Suzanne says:

    I’m terrified/excited to learn How and Why to Write in (My) Books next week. I can’t help but think of how much trouble I got in when I ‘enhanced’ one of my library books with crayons when I was very small. Anne’s going to have a time helping me unlearn that lesson, lol.

  5. Jessica says:

    I am so glad she sends info about the book club because it is always my goal to read the books and this makes it handy to see at a glance what the schedule is. I don’t currently have the time to commit to a book club at this point, but this makes me excited about the books!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the info about the bookclub, I always enjoy learning about what the book club is reading even though I am not a member at this point.

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