What we're about

Want to join a book club, have interesting conversations, and meet new people? We are a fun group of people (all women so far) who love to get together to socialize and discuss books we have read.

We will be meeting in 2021 via Zoom, but plan on switching to either one another's houses or to a local restaurant once COVID is no longer a worry.

If you are interested in meeting some nice people to discuss interesting books and get to know one another - then please give us a try. We try to read a wide variety of literature - and, as much as possible, we select books that have received literary awards or great reviews. Members will be encouraged to read the assigned books, but can still attend if even they didn't finish...

If you plan on attending regularly, there will be a $15 fee per year to help me defray the costs of using the Meetup site. If we end up with enough members and go over the Meetup Organizer fee I had to pay, the excess will go into a kitty for drinks or snacks at our end of the year party.

Meeting times are scheduled for 6:00 PM the third Thursday of every month (easy to remember - it's almost a rhyme: THIRd THURsday). Our first meeting in January of each year will be to socialize, discuss our last book assigned the previous year, and to set up our book list for the coming year. All members are encouraged to add potential titles to the list we choose from, and we will try hard to choose at least one book that each person has suggested or wants to read. Once COVID is behind us, we will start adding social events to our calendar. Everyone is welcome to help come up with ideas for these! I am so excited to meet all of you and read some great books this year!

Attached is a link for the books for 2021:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ju9HIiTHsulkOC9qCnsRty2CfqbQFl58wnZGElEgeSo/edit :

Here are books for 2021 listed out:

CBAS Reading List and Calendar 2021

Jan. 21

Choose books for the year

7:00 pm - ZOOM

Feb. 18

There There - Tommy Orange

7:00 pm - ZOOM

March 18

Paris in the Present Tense - Mark Helprin

7:00 pm - ZOOM

April 15

The Guest List - Lucy Foley

7:00 pm - ZOOM

May 20

The Little Paris Bookshop - Nina George

7:00 pm - ZOOM

June 17

Why Did I Ever - Mary Robison

6:00? - Start back to meeting in person???

July 15

Memorial - Bryan Washington

Aug. 19

American Dirt - Jeanine Cummins

Sept. 16

The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert

Oct. 21

Train Dreams - Denis Johnson

Nov. 18

Migrations - Charlotte McConaghy

Dec. 16

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murukami

PARTY???

1/20/2022

Choose books for 2022

Action Park - Andy Mulvihill

Upcoming events (5)

CBAS meeting - ZOOM mtg.

Himalayan Grill & Bar

We'll meet via Zoom to discuss the chosen book (The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George) - and socialize!

I'll post and message the ZOOM link as we get closer.

CBAS meeting - ZOOM mtg.

Himalayan Grill & Bar

We'll meet via Zoom to discuss the chosen book (Why Did I Ever by Mary Robison) - and socialize!

I'll post and message the ZOOM link as we get closer.

CBAS meeting - ZOOM mtg.

Himalayan Grill & Bar

We'll meet via Zoom to discuss the chosen book (Memorial by Bryan Washington) - and socialize!

I'll post and message the ZOOM link as we get closer.

CBAS meeting - ZOOM mtg.

Himalayan Grill & Bar

We'll meet via Zoom to discuss the chosen book (American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins) - and socialize!

I'll post and message the ZOOM link as we get closer.

Past events (20)

CBAS meeting - ZOOM mtg.

Himalayan Grill & Bar

Photos (10)