What we're about

Are you looking for a women's book club where the members love to read, talk and share a laugh or two about books? Join us! The purpose of this group is simple - we read books and we discuss them. Once a month we meet at a local restaurant and enjoy a couple of hours away from the family discussing a book we've read with other fun and interesting women. You'll see as you browse books we've read and books we'll be reading, we have an eclectic reading list with one thing at its center - members like you who enjoy reading a variety of books and discussing them with women you enjoy meeting with each month, sharing your thoughts and laughter.

Although we ask for RSVPs so we'll know how many seats to ask for at the restaurant if there is a wait list for a scheduled meeting put yourself down and plan to come anyway - we always have room for extras!

There are many book clubs and venues in Atlanta for socializing and if all you want to do is drink and socialize we encourage you to join one of these groups instead of our book club. As noted, our focus is to discuss books which in and of itself will be a social activity. Also, there are many book clubs and venues in Atlanta for writers to discuss writing. Book club members and individuals sending solicitations to read or promote their books please kindly remember we are not a forum for members who are authors to read or promote their books nor a forum for non-members who are authors to read or promote their books. Thank you.

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Let's Discuss "Harlem Shuffle" by Colson Whitehead

Athens Pizza

$4.00

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s.

“Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked…” To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced furniture, making a decent life for himself and his family. He and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their second child, and if her parents on Striver’s Row don’t approve of him or their cramped apartment across from the subway tracks, it’s still home.

Few people know he descends from a line of uptown hoods and crooks, and that his façade of normalcy has more than a few cracks in it. Cracks that are getting bigger all the time.

Cash is tight, especially with all those installment-plan sofas, so if his cousin Freddie occasionally drops off the odd ring or necklace, Ray doesn’t ask where it comes from. He knows a discreet jeweler downtown who doesn’t ask questions, either.

Then Freddie falls in with a crew who plan to rob the Hotel Theresa—the “Waldorf of Harlem”—and volunteers Ray’s services as the fence. The heist doesn’t go as planned; they rarely do. Now Ray has a new clientele, one made up of shady cops, vicious local gangsters, two-bit pornographers, and other assorted Harlem lowlifes.

Thus begins the internal tussle between Ray the striver and Ray the crook. As Ray navigates this double life, he begins to see who actually pulls the strings in Harlem. Can Ray avoid getting killed, save his cousin, and grab his share of the big score, all while maintaining his reputation as the go-to source for all your quality home furniture needs?

Harlem Shuffle’s ingenious story plays out in a beautifully recreated New York City of the early 1960s. It’s a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem.

But mostly, it’s a joy to read, one I hope you want to discuss with us at our first meeting of 2022!

Let's Discuss "The Final Girl Support Group" by Grady Hendrix

Athens Pizza

$4.00

NOTE: THERE ARE A COUPLE OF BOOKS WITH "THE FINAL GIRL" IN THE TITLE. WE ARE READING "THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP" WRITTEN BY GRADY HENDRIX PUBLISHED IN 2021.

In horror movies, the final girl is the one who's left standing when the credits roll. The one who fought back, defeated the killer, and avenged her friends. The one who emerges bloodied but victorious. But after the sirens fade and the audience moves on, what happens to her?

Lynnette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre twenty-two years ago, and it has defined every day of her life since. And she's not alone. For more than a decade she's been meeting with five other actual final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, putting their lives back together, piece by piece. That is until one of the women misses a meeting and Lynnette's worst fears are realized--someone knows about the group and is determined to take their lives apart again, piece by piece.

But the thing about these final girls is that they have each other now, and no matter how bad the odds, how dark the night, how sharp the knife, they will never, ever give up.

A fast-paced, thrilling horror novel that follows a group of heroines to die for, from the brilliant New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires. Not your cup of tea? Remember, one of the things we do is try to get members out of their reading zone and choose books that will be fun discussing. So what if you think it's the dumbest book you ever read? Come and have fun with those of us who loved it!

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