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Reader with a Cause

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) book club, Reader with a Cause, provides a platform for readers to discuss equality, empowerment, and violence against women as it appears in contemporary books.

Since many of today’s most popular books raise issues that are connected to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating abuse, and stalking, we will be using this group as a venue to discuss these issues with group members. We strive to provide members with the talking points and tools they need to discuss these issues with their friends, families, and coworkers.

What We Are Reading…

The following links will take you to the discussion threads for each of the books we’ve read for Reader with a Cause on Goodreads.

  • If you’re a member – join in! (Even if it’s past the start date, please feel free to chime in! Our members love to discuss at any time.)
  • If you like our discussion questions, download the PDF and use these questions as the basis for discussions with your own book club or with friends and family. (And don’t forget to tweet us @NNEDV or message us and let us know how it went!)

Goodreads_RWAC_book-cover_the-cuckoos-calling September-October 2013: The Cuckoo’s Calling

Discussion Questions on Goodreads

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 Book cover Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn November-December 2013: Gone Girl

Discussion Questions on Goodreads

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Book cover of Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman January-February 2014: Orange Is the New Black

Discussion Questions on Goodreads

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 Book cover Divergent by Veronica Roth February-March 2014: Divergent

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 Book cover Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg April-June 2014: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

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Bookcover of The Round House by Louise Edrich June 2014-August 2014: The Round House

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 Book cover of Purple Hibiscus by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie September-October 2014: Purple Hibiscus

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 Book Cover of The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel November-December 2014: The Astronaut Wives Club

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Book cover Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay January-February 2015: Bad Feminist

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Book cover of Wild by Cheryl Strayed March-April 2015: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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Book cover Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie May-June 2015: Americanah

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Bookcover of Headstrong by Rachel Swaby July-August 2015: Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – and the World

 

Book cover of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins September-October 2015: The Girl on the Train

Discussion Questions on Goodreads

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November-December 2015: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

 

January-February 2016: Missoula

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March-April 2016: Modern Romance

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  April-May 2016: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

 

  May-June 2016: Boy, Snow, Bird

 

  June-July 2016: In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

 

  July-August 2016: Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About It

 

  August-September 2016: Luckiest Girl Alive

 

  October-November 2016: The Joy Luck Club

 

  November-December 2016: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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  January-February 2017: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

 

  March-April 2017: Behind Her Eyes

 

  May-June 2017: Difficult Women

 

  July-August 2017: Big Little Lies

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