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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 chocolate. In addition to book discussions, we also have events for lectures, readings, social outings and adventures!

We meet on the third Saturday of each month in North Seattle. 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. This means you are 2 weeks past the last shot required for the Covid-19 vaccine you received. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, we look forward to having you join us once you are.

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 $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 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!


December: "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles

Seattle Public Library list for easy access to the books we will read in 2021:



January: "Mrs Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf

February: "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah

March: "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Michele Richardson

April: "The Lost Apothecary" by Sarah Penner

May: "The Personal Librarian" by Marie Benedict

June: "What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster

July: "The Trouble with Sheep and Goats" by Joanna Cannon

August: "Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farrell

September: "Beautiful World, Where Are You" by Sally Rooney

October: "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig

November: "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui

December: "Blanche on the Lam" by Barbara Neely

Seattle Public Library list:


Come read with us! We look forward to good conversations with you soon! (Non drinkers welcome. Wine consumption is not required.)


For the full list of books read by our group:


For books we have read in the last few years:

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

2020 September: "My Own Words" by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

2020 October: "Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue

2020 November: "Three Women" by Lisa Taddeo

2020 December: "The Most Fun We Ever Had" by Claire Lomdarbo

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

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