There are several Meetup book clubs in the East Bay, but many of them are specialized (e.g., women-only, we only read such-and-such books, etc.), or their meetings fill to capacity so fast that I never get a chance to rsvp - so I decided to start this one. I previously participated in a fantastic book club in Chicago, which gave me the opportunity to read some great books that I probably wouldn't have found on my own. I hope to continue that trend here!
This is a mixed-gender book club for anyone who likes to read and chat about it; any books are game, including fiction, nonfiction, historical, mysteries, thrillers, classics, contemporary, etc. - the list could go on! Are you old or young? New to the Bay Area, or a long-time resident? Freak, geek, or cool-kid? No matter - everyone is welcome! If you like to read, want to meet new bookworms and make new friends, then the Bay Area Bookworms is where it's at. The only requirement is that you bring your love of books and discussion to share with us over a tasty beverage or snack while chatting up our next good read.
Meetings will take place once a month, at local pubs, taverns, and restaurants in the area - part of the point of this meetup is going out, since I personally rarely get to do so (anyone have a good workaholics meetup to recommend? Ha!). We will discuss one book per month. Book selections will take place 4 times per year, and we will select 3 books at a time via a nomination and voting process (through the polling link on Meetup); this way people will have plenty of time to find and read books, especially if you're like me and like to use the library.
While the meetups will happen primarily in the North Oakland/Downtown/Lake Merritt/South Berkeley areas of the East Bay, it isn't limited to people who live in those areas; anyone is welcome to join us.