The focus of the club is to read and discuss books. We will usually have a genre selection, sometimes have a group selection, and sometimes (rarely) have no selection. And, it's OK if you don't read the "book of the month," just come and talk about something you're currently reading or have read in the past. Our members read all genres, and some of our best discussions have been about books that have been suggested that aren't "best sellers."
We are an ongoing group that is converting to Meetup to meet and make new friends. This format has worked well for us. If you're looking for a traditional book club, where everyone is expected to read the same book, perhaps this isn't for you.
We will usually meet on the second Saturday of each month for an optional lunch, followed by book discussion. We will sometimes have an additional meeting, possibly for dinner and discussion. We will also have single book events (make a suggestion!) where only one book will be discussed.
Most of the meetings will be in the greater San Jose area. Occasionally we might make a road trip for a special event.