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The Jewish Book Council Website Turns Two

Thursday, November 14, 2013 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Like last year, in celebration of our second (website) anniversary and Jewish Book Month, we decided to dig into our data and share some of the greatest hits from the past year. What we've uncovered: you love fiction. Out of our 9 top-read reviews, 8 are fiction titles. Included are National Jewish Book Award winners, Sami Rohr Prize winners, and some of the JBC staff's personal favorites from the year. Our top blog posts cover a wide-range of topics, from aging (with humor) to organized crime in the kosher food industry. A special shout-out to Shani Boianjiu and Lois Leveen for making the list two years in a row! And, for those of you who've been using our great book club reading lists (see the top 5 below), you should really head on over to JBC's Book Club homepage for more features and resources.

But of course, we know why you're really checking out our anniversary post: you're hoping we'll do another book bundle giveaway. Lucky for you, your hunch was correct (we love giving away free books). To enter to win, post a comment here with your favorite Jewish book (or you can comment on Facebook (don't forget to tag us and share a link to this post!) or share via Twitter using #JLit and a link to this post). The winner will be chosen at random on November 26th, so be sure to share you favorite book by November 25th.

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When 50 Happens to Good People: Part One (Annabelle Gurwitch)

Organized Crime and Kosher Food Certification (Timothy D. Lytton)

Sarah's Key, Mary's Secrets, and Truth That's Stranger Than Fiction (Lois Leveen)

What Does a Concentration Camp Look Like? (Eric L. Muller)

Djewess Unchained (Janice Steinberg)

The Most Jewish Thing I Do (Helene Wecker)

Top 5 American Jewish Women Most People Have Never Heard Of (Melissa R. Klapper)

Book Club Themes

Summer Reads 2013

Translations and Translators

Jews and Comics

Holocaust

Short Stories

One-Year Anniversary!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

This week, the Jewish Book Council Website turns ONE.  We've had some fantastic contributions and feedback throughout the year and look forward to bringing you more reviews, features, reading lists, and resources in the coming year.  Below, find some of our top read reviews, blog posts, and book club themes from the past twelve months.

Now, time for the best part: In celebration of our first anniversary and Jewish Book Month, we're giving away free book bundles! To enter to win, post a comment here with your favorite Jewish book (or you can comment on Facebook (don't forget to tag us!) or share via Twitter using #JLit). The winner will be chosen at random on November 26th, so be sure to share you favorite book by November 25th. 

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Promowork: A Necessary Evil (Joshua Cohen and Justin Taylor)

Tisha B’Av and the Olympic Games (Dvora Meyers)

Sarah's Key, Mary's Secrets, and Truth That's Stranger Than Fiction (Lois Leveen)

Genetic Memory: Feeling Jewish (Doreen Carvajal)

Wandering Mother, Wondering Daughter: Part 1 (Anne Cherian)

The Magic of Summer Camp (Jonathan Krasner)

Book Club Themes

Historical Fiction

Contemporary Israeli Literature

Keeping it in the Family

Emerging Voices

Short Stories