We kindly ask that you attend one of our meetups within 60 days. All members who are inactive will be removed. There is a suggested donation of $5 at your first meeting.
This is a group for 20 and 30 year-old ladies interested in reading a wide variety of book genres. We will get together monthly, either at a restaurant or for a potluck, to discuss last month's book and engage in other reading/writing activities (book swaps, writing games, etc.). I'd also like to read books that we know are being made into movies so we can read the book and then watch the movie as a group.
Most meetups will be in Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, or Thousand Oaks. Avid readers and those only wishing to read here and there are welcome to join.
I cap most of our book discussions off at 10 attendees. I want to ensure quality of conversation and it's hard, especially in a public place, for large groups to hear each other and offer opinions that don't become redundant. For that reason, I encourage you to RSVP early. I also ask that you be respectful of the other members and change your RSVP when you know you can no longer attend. Members that frequently give late notice or no show to events will be removed from the group. Thank you for your understanding.
This month, we'll be reading Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones and discussing it over coffee, gelato, and authentic Italian pastries. Hope to see you there!
Here's the book description:
With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, “My father, James Witherspoon is a bigamist,” Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and the teenage girls caught in the middle.
Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s families – the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered. As Jones explores the backstories of her rich and flawed characters, she also reveals the joy, and the destruction, they brought to each other’s lives.
At the heart of it all are the two girls whose lives are at stake, and like the best writers, Jones portrays the fragility of her characters with raw authenticity as they seek love, demand attention, and try to imagine themselves as women.
P.S. If you haven't paid club dues this year, please bring some cash or Venmo Allie $5 to $10 to help her offset the annual fee she pays to list our group on Meetup (it's $130). If you're new, please visit our group for free the first time. Thanks!!!