There are several book clubs out there but they either seem to be disbanding, specialized or for women only so I decided to start this one. I am the former organizer of a large book club in Nashville which, I'm proud to say, is still going strong and I hope to bring that same success to this one. I had the opportunity to read a lot of great books I may not have picked up on my own and I hope to be introduced to even more!
This is a co-ed bookclub that will meet once a month, at local coffee shops and cafes in the area, and discuss one book per month. While the meetups will happen primarily in the Edgewater/Andersonville/Rogers Park area, it isn't limited to people who live in those areas; all are welcome!
Books will be selected through a nomination and voting process (via the polling system on Meetup) and provided three months at a time so folks (especially those who like to use the library) have a chance to find and read the books.
Other events that don't require reading a book (but do have a literary theme) will also be set up such as checking out the movie versions of books we've read, live productions, etc.
The Nov/Dec book will be Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo. We are scheduling this as an online meeting but may change it to an in person meeting if it is appropriate.
Please remember, every person RSVP’ing “yes” for a meet up is taking one of the 20 spots available. Please do not RSVP “yes” unless you are able to join us. If you do, and plans change, as a courtesy to your fellow members, please change your RSVP as soon as possible so anyone on the wait list will be moved up.
If you are marked as a “yes” the day of the meeting and either do not show up or cancel at the last minute, you will be marked as a no show. Three no shows and you will be removed from the book club.
Thank you and please contact me if you have any questions.