For the third year in a row, the Women's National Book Association has designated October as National Reading Group Month. This year’s festivities will include events with authors of books that have been popular with book clubs, in each of the association's 10 chapter cities: Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Charlotte, N.C.

Among the highlights is a breakfast at the Nashville Public Library Downtown on October 10 with Marie Brenner (Apples and Oranges: My Brother and Me, Lost and Found), Holly Goddard Jones (Girl Trouble: Stories), Perri Klass (The Mercy Rule), Inman Majors (The Millionaires) and Kathryn Stockett (The Help). The breakfast is an official part of the Southern Festival of Books, co-sponsored by the library and Davis-Kidd Nashville. A list of all events lined up so far is at