What we're about

A book club for women who love reading books about or set in NYC! These will vary in genre from month to month...classics, memoirs, chick-lit, an entertaining non-fiction...the idea is that every book is somehow related to NYC! We'll gather together over cocktails/coffee/bevvy-of-choice once a month to discuss the book, and also try out a variety of NYC bars/cafes.

Who Should Join: Women who enjoy reading books on a variety of topics*, enjoy discovering new bars/cafes in NYC, and who want to meet other women! *also, who can commit to reading at least a decent amount of the book once they've RSVP'd. I'm sure we've all had the experience of being in a book club and being the only one to have read the book...makes discussion a wee more difficult;-)

Why You Should Join: To have fun (most important!), meet new people, and have a group of friends to discuss books with!

What Members Can Expect: A once a month meet up held at varying bars/cafes in Manhattan on a weeknight evening. Due to space restrictions in booking tables, the meet-ups will be capped at a pretty low number, making for a more intimate group.

Follow Us On Instagram: I post regularly on book events, book stores, and of course BOOKS set right here in NYC! Our account is: @NovelsOfNewYork

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Discuss “Tar Beach” via Zoom!

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We voted for August’s NYC children’s book club pick and the winner is...Tar Beach! This is a gorgeous picture book that you’ll zip through in a few minutes, but will make for a lovely discussion! Here’s the link and description: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0517885441/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_YhFfFbG2HSQ18 ‘Ringgold recounts the dream adventure of eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot, who flies above her apartment-building rooftop, the 'tar beach' of the title, looking down on 1939 Harlem. Part autobiographical, part fictional, this allegorical tale sparkles with symbolic and historical references central to African-American culture. The spectacular artwork resonates with color and texture. Children will delight in the universal dream of mastering one's world by flying over it. A practical and stunningly beautiful book.’ Also, our dear long time member Kelley got Covid recently and developed heart complications on top of everything else. She’s finally out of the hospital and back home (with visiting nurses and therapists coming to help her through this time)—If you’d like to send her a card or book (or drop it off with her doorman) I think it would really brighten her day! Her address is: Kelley L. 257 W 117 St #3B NY, NY 10026 Big hugs to you all, I miss seeing you in person! Soon, let’s hope!❤️

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Discuss "When You Reach Me" Virtually!

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