What we're about

Meet kindred book lovers in the Boulder Bookaholics Book Club - a group for people who love books, who love to discuss books and who may enjoy having a glass of wine, cup of coffee or bite to eat while doing so!

This book club has 5 strands (because we're all different!):

- fiction
- non-fiction
- fantasy or sci-fi
- classics
- mystery

These meetups are fairly relaxed, so if you weren't able to finish the book or haven't had a chance to read it, you are still more than welcome to come to the meeting just to discuss books in general, laugh, share stories and make new friends!

If a meetup you would like to attend is full, please join the waitlist. We will make every effort to include everyone who wishes to attend.

GROUP MEMBERSHIP POLICY: Please be courteous to those on the waitlist by cancelling your RSVP 24 hours in advance. The Organizer will send an email 48 hours before each meetup as a reminder. We do keep attendance at our meetups, and will remove members from our group if there are more than two no-shows or habitual last minute cancellations.

We do not allow any marketing messages at any time - this is a "commercial-free zone". We're getting together to share a love of reading and ideas about the books that we've chosen, not to hear sales messages.

Upcoming events (5)

Hugo & Nebula Award Winner - The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories

Interested in reading something that won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards? For August we will read The Last of the Winnebagos, Fire Watch and Even The Queen by Connie Willis. All three of these stories won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. They are included in The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories. For the discussion we will discuss these three stories first and then we will discuss anything else from the book people wish to talk about. All of the stories in this book have won either the Hugo or Nebula award. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16085458-the-best-of-connie-willis "Few authors have had careers as successful as that of Connie Willis. Inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and recently awarded the title of Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Willis is still going strong. Her smart, heartfelt fiction runs the gamut from screwball comedy to profound tragedy, combining dazzling plot twists, cutting-edge science, and unforgettable characters. From a near future mourning the extinction of dogs to an alternate history in which invading aliens were defeated by none other than Emily Dickinson; from a madcap convention of bumbling quantum physicists in Hollywood to a London whose Underground has become a storehouse of intangible memories both foul and fair—here are the greatest stories of one of the greatest writers working in any genre today." https://www.amazon.com/Best-Connie-Willis-Award-Winning-Stories/dp/0345540662 Location to be decided. Suggestions welcome.

Mystery - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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It’s a simple premise: eight people are invited to a remote island under various pretenses, trapped there, and murdered one-by-one as punishment for past crimes they’d seemingly gotten away with. The result is widely regarded as Christie’s best book, and is today the most popular mystery novel of all time, with more than 100 million copies sold. Christie also named this book the most difficult of her novels to plan and write, which makes perfect sense once you’ve discovered the solution. The level of intricacy involved in pulling this one off makes it an absolute must-read.

SciFi/Fantasy - Recursion by Blake Crouch

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Recursion by Blake Crouch https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42046112-recursion Memory makes reality. That’s what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome-a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. That's what neuroscientist Helena Smith believes. It’s why she’s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious memories. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent. As Barry searches for the truth, he comes face-to-face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease—a force that attacks not just our minds but the very fabric of the past. And as its effects begin to unmake the world as we know it, only he and Helena, working together, will stand a chance at defeating it. But how can they make a stand when reality itself is shifting and crumbling all around them? --- This will be an online meetup if needed

Classics-The Awakening by Kate Chopin

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When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin's daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the confines of her domestic situation. Aside from its unusually frank treatment of a then-controversial subject, the novel is widely admired today for its literary qualities. Edmund Wilson characterized it as a work "quite uninhibited and beautifully written, which anticipates D. H. Lawrence in its treatment of infidelity." Although the theme of marital infidelity no longer shocks, few novels have plumbed the psychology of a woman involved in an illicit relationship with the perception, artistry, and honesty that Kate Chopin brought to The Awakening.

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