What we're about

Do you like meeting women from all over the Denver area to talk about books while enjoying wine and good conversation? Whether you're new to the area or a longtime resident, this book club aims to bring people of all types of backgrounds together to read books and talk about them!

New in 2021: two tracks!

Track one - Award Winners:

The theme is "Award winning titles" !! Whether it's the Pulitzer or Goodreads Choice awards, each book selected this year will have won an award given by someone!

This is a track *actually* reads the book each month for thoughtful conversation (I'll prep 10-15 questions) but doesn't short itself on the fun times with wine and drinks wherever we meet! While you don't need to ever agree on liking the book, we all agree on reading the book before gathering together.

Track two - Smut it up!:

Romance novel lovers! Based on surveying members of the group, Romance novels were a top hit! They're not everyone's cup of tea, so that's why I decided to do two different tracks with this group. When it's a romance novel we're discussing, expect less on the thoughtful/philosophical conversation and more of "who would you want to grab drinks with?"

**WARNING: Some of these may be quite steamy. Reader be warned (or excited)**

Group Logistics:

• I'll do my best to have a few months worth of books published at a time.

• Events open for RSVPs 4weeks in advance and close when full. No wait lists.

• If the event you want is full, keep an eye out for people changing their RSVPs as we get closer to the event date. Drop outs always happen.

• Event dues are to help offset the recurring costs of running a meetup. 100% of the event fees go to paying to keep this group active on MeetUp.

• Two no-shows will have you removed from the group. Each discussion is limited to a small number and we want to make sure those who truly want to be engaged have a shot at attending a discussion.

• A "no show" is not updating your RSVP from "yes" to "no" at least 36hrs in advance of the event date.

Upcoming events (5)

The Friend Zone - Abby Jimenez (Track 2)

Online event

$2.00

Kristen Petersen doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her. She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children.

Planning her best friend's wedding is bittersweet for Kristen—especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He's funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he'd be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it's harder and harder to keep him at arm's length.

The Friend Zone will have you laughing one moment and grabbing for tissues the next as it tackles the realities of infertility and loss with wit, heart, and a lot of sass.

**TW: infertility**

Trust Exercise - Susan Choi (Track 1)

Online event

$2.00

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction 2019!!

In an American suburb in the early 1980s, students at a highly competitive performing arts high school struggle and thrive in a rarified bubble, ambitiously pursuing music, movement, Shakespeare, and, particularly, their acting classes. When within this striving "Brotherhood of the Arts," two freshmen, David and Sarah, fall headlong into love, their passion does not go unnoticed--or untoyed with--by anyone, especially not by their charismatic acting teacher, Mr. Kingsley.

The outside world of family life and economic status, of academic pressure and of their future adult lives, fails to penetrate this school's walls--until it does, in a shocking spiral of events that catapults the action forward in time and flips the premise upside-down. What the reader believes to have happened to David and Sarah and their friends is not entirely true--though it's not false, either. It takes until the book's stunning coda for the final piece of the puzzle to fall into place--revealing truths that will resonate long after the final sentence.

As captivating and tender as it is surprising, Susan Choi's Trust Exercise will incite heated conversations about fiction and truth, and about friendships and loyalties, and will leave readers with wiser understandings of the true capacities of adolescents and of the powers and responsibilities of adults.

The Hating Game - Sally Thorne (Track 2)

Online event

$2.00

Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.
2) A person’s undoing
3) Joshua Templeman

Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual.

Trapped in a shared office together 40 (OK, 50 or 60) hours a week, they’ve become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. There’s the Staring Game. The Mirror Game. The HR Game. Lucy can’t let Joshua beat her at anything—especially when a huge new promotion goes up for the taking.

If Lucy wins this game, she’ll be Joshua’s boss. If she loses, she’ll resign. So why is she suddenly having steamy dreams about Joshua, and dressing for work like she’s got a hot date? After a perfectly innocent elevator ride ends with an earth-shattering kiss, Lucy starts to wonder whether she’s got Joshua Templeman all wrong.

Maybe Lucy Hutton doesn’t hate Joshua Templeman. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen (Track 1)

Online event

$2.00

Winner of:
2007 BookBrowse Award for Most Popular Book
Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2007)
ALA Alex Award (2007)
The Quill Award Nominee for General Fiction (2006)
LovelyBooks Leserpreis Nominee for Allgemeine Literatur (2009)

An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932, by the bestselling author of Riding Lessons.

When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, drifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.

Beautifully written, Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford.

Past events (19)

The Sympathizer - Viet Thanh Nguyen (Track 1)

Online event

$2.00

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