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Interested in meeting with other Seattle area women over 40? Interested in books? Interested in a glass of wine (or other fine beverage) with other women over 40 who have a similar interests? We would love to have you join our group! We are North Seattle (and surrounding areas) women who share good wine, interesting books, relaxed conversation, and wonderful varied insights over a pot luck of appetizers, snacks and desserts. In addition to book discussions, we also have events for lectures, readings, social outings and adventures!

Our monthly meetings have a rhythm, if not a pattern. We meet on the first Saturday in the Ravenna area of Seattle for non-fiction books (a new expeiment fo 2024) and the third Saturday of each month in Lake Forest Park. Below you will find the books selected for upcoming months as well as past selections. Please make sure you allow Meetup to email you as all members will be notified when the event is open for RSVPs. Public & ticketed events will be open from the time they are posted. Please note you may need to secure your own ticket to some events.

PLEASE NOTE: This group requires that attendees for in person events are fully vaccinated and maintaining current boosters. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, we look forward to having you join us once you are. If you are just beginning the vaccination process, please wait until 2 weeks after your vaccination series is complete. Boosters do not require a waiting period. Thank you for protecting the health of our group and supporting our in-person gathering.

In addition to the book discussions, we also gather for happy hours and dinner, as well as events to attend lectures, films, game nights, and regional events as a group. We hope you will join us!

Please note that your RSVP to attend an event is considered a commitment by this group. If you RSVP Yes, we expect to see you. Due to growth in our membership and an expanding wait list to attend events, No Shows are tracked and members who reach 3 No Shows will be removed from group events for 3 months to allow others who are committed to attending to have a space in the event.

40+ Women Wine & Books does require $12 annual dues after the first 60 days. This is to cover the expense of hosting this group on Meetup, currently $200 annually. After 60 days, Meetup will remove you from our events automatically if you have not paid dues. Please note - Organizers have NO control of this and we cannot add you back if you are removed and the put on the waiting list once the dues are paid. This is Meetup's process, not the group. Thanks for your understanding!
2024

January: Non-Fiction "The Body" by Bill Bryson
January: Fiction "The Anthropocene Reviewed" by John Green
February: Non-Fiction "The Song of the Cell" by Muhkerjee
Feburary: Fiction "The Dictionary of Lost Words" Williams
March: Breath by Nestor

(The rest to be added soon)

Seattle Public Library list:
https://seattle.bibliocommons.com/list/share/1222674447_greenwoodjuly/2182700949_2023_wwb_winners

Come read with us! We look forward to good conversations with you soon! (Non drinkers welcome. Wine consumption is not required.)
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For the full list of books read by our group:  
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pxFoHfVD8qrO2WHNOjEDJkuPtrSuApQeXJr-9cnI7J8

For books we have read in the last few years:

2021 January: "The Glass Hotel" by Emily St John Mandel
2021 February: "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent" by Isabel Wilkerson 
2021 March: "The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood
2021 April: "The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett  
2021 May: "The Water Dancer" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
2021 June: "The Starless Sea" by Erin Morgenstern
2021 July: "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan   
2021 August: "Sorry I'm Late I Didn't Want to Come" by Jessica Pan
2021 September: "In the Time of Butterflies" by Julia Alvarez  
2021 October: "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett 
2021 November: "This Tender Land" by William Kent Krueger 
2021 December: "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles 
2022 January: "Mrs Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf
2022 February: "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah
2022 March: "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Michele Richardson
2022 April: "The Lost Apothecary" by Sarah Penner
2022 May: "What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster
2022 June: "The Personal Librarian" by Marie Benedict
2022 July: "The Trouble with Sheep and Goats" by Joanna Cannon
2022 August: "Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farrell
2022 September: "Beautiful World, Where Are You" by Sally Rooney
2022 October: "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig
2022 November: "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui
2022 December: "Blanche on the Lam" by Barbara Neely
2023 January: "Anxious People" by Fredrik Bachman
2023 February: "Black Cake" by Charmaine Wilkerson
2023 March: "Sea of Tranquility" by Emily St John Mandel
2023 April: "Remarkable Bright Creatures" by Shelby Van Pelt
2023 May: "The Lincoln Highway" by Amor Towles
2023 June: "Dinners with Ruth" by Nina Totenberg
2023 July: "Crossroads" by Jonathan Franzen
2023 August: "The Beekeeper of Aleppo" by Christy Lefteri
2023 September: "Kindred" by Octavia Butler
2023 October: "Portrait of a Thief" by Grace D Li
2023 November: "Lucy by the Sea" by Elizabeth Strout
2023 December "The Luminaries" by Eleanor Catton