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Interested in meeting with other Seattle area women over 40? Interested in books? Interested in drinking some wine 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 chocolate.

We meet on the third Saturday of each month at 7pm in North Seattle. Below you will find the books selected for upcoming months as well as past selections. Event notices for book discussions will open for you to RSVP 6-8 weeks prior to the event. 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 form the time they are posted. Please note you may need to secure your own ticket to some events.

In addition to the book discussions, we also have a monthly brunch which is a social gathering, as well as events to attend lectures, films 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 a $5 annual dues payment after the first 60 days. This is to cover the expense of hosting this group on Meetup, currently $220 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 I 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!

2020

September: "My Own Words" by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
October: "Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue
November: "Three Women" by Lisa Taddeo
December: "The Most Fun We Ever Had" by Claire Lomdarbo

Here is a Seattle Public Library list for easy access to the books we will read this year:

https://seattle.bibliocommons.com/list/share/75431560_robynnc/1485303529_40_women_wine_amp_books_2020_reading_list

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:

2017 January: “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith
2017 February: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
2017 March: “Quiet:The Power of Introverts in A World That Can't Stop Talking” by Susan Cain
2017 April: “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford
2017 May: “The Last Painting of Sara De Vos” by Dominic Smith
2017 June: “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante
2017 July: “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman
2017 August: “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline
2017 September: “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson
2017 October: “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain
2017 November: “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant
2017 December: "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver
2018 January: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J D Vance
2018 February: "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
2018 March: "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See
2018 April: "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi
2018 May: "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi
2018 June: "Breakfast at Sally's" by Richard LeMieux
2018 July: "Stiff" by Mary Roach
2018 August: "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles
2018 September: "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" by William Kamkwamba
2018 October: "Necessary Lies" by Diane Chamberlain
2018 November: "Georgia" by Dawn Clifton Tripp
2018 December: "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern
2019 January: "Defending Jacob" by William Landay
2019 February: "Educated" by Tara Westover
2019 March: "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng
2019 April: "Love and Other Consolation Prizes" by Jamie Ford
2019 May: "Yes Chef" by Marcus Samuelsson
2019 June: "We Were the Lucky Ones" by Georgia Hunter
2019 July: "A Place for Us" by Fatima Farheen Mirza
2019 August: "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones
2019 September: "Behave" by Robert M Sapolsky
2019 October: "Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows" by Balli Kaur Jaswal
2019 November: "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly
2019 December: "Glass Houses" by Louise Penny
2020 January: "The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn
2020 February: "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson
2020 March: "Circe" by Madeline Miller
2020 April: "Dear America" by Jose Antonio Vargas
2020 May: "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous" by Ocean Vuong
2020 June: "Washington Black" by Esi Edugyan
2020 July: "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande
2020 August: "Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead

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