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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 mystery to romance to historical fiction and beyond—but the one thing they all have in common is a story that’s unputdownable.

Join the club and get ready to meet your new favorite author!

This Month’s Pick

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The Housekeepers by Alex Hay

Get ready for a historical heist that’ll have you rooting for the thieves! The Housekeepers is one part Oceans 11, one part Downton Abbey and totally a blast.

When Mrs. King is sacked from her position as a high-society housekeeper, she gathers a group of spurned women to help her pull off the heist of the century. The plan? Infiltrate a much-anticipated costume ball and steal as many valuables as possible before the party ends. But what if some of the members of her motley crew have agendas of their own?

  • The clever housekeepers crafting the heist
  • Themes of class, gender and power
  • The historical setting that comes to life

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Go beyond the book:

Chat about the book with fellow readers! The discussion takes place on Sept. 20. Then check out a Q&A with the author on Sept. 26. It all happens in the Reader’s Digest Book Club group!

Meet the Author

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Alex Hay grew up in Cambridge and Cardiff in the United Kingdom. He studied History at the University of York and wrote his dissertation on female power at royal courts, combing the archives for every scrap of drama and skulduggery he could find. He has worked in magazine publishing and the charity sector and lives with his husband in London. The Housekeepers is his debut novel and won the Caledonia Novel Award 2022.

Watch a Q&A with Alex Hay!

When: Sept. 26

Where: Only in the Reader’s Digest Book Club group

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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.

Head to our private Facebook group to sign up and get free access to:

  • Discussion questions about the book
  • Monthly Q&A with the author
  • Book-related posts from Reader’s Digest
  • Chats with other book lovers

Stay tuned to find out what the Reader’s Digest Book Club will read next! We’ll announce the next selection in August 2023. Want to be the first to find out? Join the online book club group for a sneak peek.

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