Novel Lovers of Sonoma County, CA (formerly Novel Lovers of Sebastopol) is a book discussion group where we talk in depth about contemporary literary fiction. Yes, we really discuss the book for two hours! We assume that you’ve read the book and are eager to talk about it. We’re friendly and welcoming – not stodgy at all -- but we do take our book discussions seriously!
We read contemporary novels, often those that have received critical acclaim and/or won literary awards. We try to schedule a few books ahead so you can get the book and plan your time.
Please RSVP “yes” when you know for sure that you’ll be there, and please change your RSVP if your plans change. Don’t RSVP “yes” if you mean “maybe,” and please don’t be a no-show. As a courtesy to the wait list, our host, and me, please change your RSVP if you can't attend, even at the last minute.
Each time I announce a book, the RSVP list fills quickly, and we often have large wait lists. Almost everyone does get in (people's plans change, emergencies and illnesses happen, etc.), so if you're on the wait list, read the book. If you get in, even as late as the day of the meeting, you'll be ready.
Bring a snack to share if it's convenient, and a couple of dollars towards the organizer dues.
We look forward to talking books with you!
Questions? Email Joan Price, organizer.
Do you enjoy reading and discussing contemporary fiction?
January 24 · 2:00 PM
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Lauren Groff's Fates and Furies , finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, is a novel about a marriage, told from two drastically different perspectives, and full of... Learn more
January 17 · 2:00 PM
Short story small-group discussion
This is a sub-group for people who want to discuss contemporary short stories with a small, more intimate group than our main meetings. Once a month for a few months,... Learn more
Dec 20, 2015 · 2:00 PM
Every Boy Should Have A Man by Preston Allen.
Every Boy Should Have A Man by Preston Allen. From the book description on Amazon: "A riveting, poignant satire of societal ills with an added dose of fantasy, Every Boy... Learn more
Nov 15, 2015 · 2:00 PM
How To Be Both by Ali Smith
How To Be Both by Ali Smith received many positive reviews from critics, was shortlisted for Man Booker, and was listed on "best books of 2014" lists.
It's a novel in... Learn more
Oct 25, 2015 · 2:00 PM
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Some of our members raved about Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner, others said they had been meaning to read it, and the 7/26 attendees unanimously voted to schedule... Learn more