Hey ladies who love to read: Let's pick a (hopefully) great book, read it, and then get together to drink some beer and talk about it. To give you a sense of what I like to read, here are the last 3 books I've read and loved: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson, and The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Here are some specifics about how our group works:
We usually meet in the back yard at my place. I send the address out a couple days before the meeting to those who have RSVP'd. I'm in Santa Monica right off the 2nd Bundy exit from the 10. My dog, Wilfred, joins us so if you're allergic to or scared of dogs, this might not be the club for you!
At every meeting, I write down everyone's book ideas and pick my three favorites. I then set up a poll on the meetup website so everyone can vote on their favorite among the three. We usually pick our books a couple months ahead.
The meetings are byob and I try to pick a new beer theme for each month. People usually bring a six pack so they can share with others and try different beers, but you certainly don't have to. I provide light snacks.