This group is perfect for the voracious reader/wine enthusiast, and especially those who may be new in town or who are looking to make new friends. We are a monthly(ish) book club founded in August 2014, a group of women who get so much more out of a book (and a bottle of wine) when given the chance to share it with friends. In the past years since this club was founded our reading selections have covered lots of genres and themes: NYT bestsellers, literature/fiction, young adult, self-help-ish, memoirs, etc. Books are typically selected a few months at a time based on groups consensus at recent meetups. Any and all suggestions are welcome, as we should all embrace reading outside the box once in awhile. For the very curious, a master list of all the past books we've read can be found under the "Pages" tab. Meetups happen in public and all are welcome...even if you didn't quite get to the book but could use a night out and a glass of wine (or beer or whiskey...whatever)! Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions or are apprehensive about joining. We love new people and many of us have found this group to be a great way to make some new friends!
An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.
When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened?
In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. “A fascinating look at the disease that . . . could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” ( People), Brain on Fire is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II - Liza Mundy.
Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.