Our Organizer, Gail, started the Raleigh Women's Book Group in 2007. Most of our members are over 55. We meet on the second Thursday of every month. Attendance at each monthly meeting will be limited to 14 members as we usually meet at the Starbucks on Lake Boone Trail. We are informal, but do a pretty good job of sticking to the book with our discussion. Every few months we'll select the next 3 or 4 books at one of our regular meetings. Book suggestions come from all of our members. Either propose a book that you have read and feel it would generate a good discussion or you trust the recommendation of another. Also, please check that the library has copies and in multiple formats such as ebook and/or audio.
Due to the popularity of Meetup book groups we have decided to limit our membership to 30 going forward as of mid-2019. Our administrators are having difficulty in coordinating a group that exceeds that number.
We have had to implement a “3 strike” rule for those who RSVP as “yes” but fail to attend without changing their status to “no” - we will remove them from the membership. We often have a wait-list and someone may miss out on attending not knowing that a seat had opened up.
As a courtesy to all members we ask that you update your RSVP as soon as you know you are not able to attend. The window to change the RSVP is up to 24 hours before each event. If there are mitigating circumstances, please contact an organizer.
I think we all agree that one of the benefits of a book group like ours is reading good books that generate discussions and ideas that we might not ordinarily read if left to our own devices. For example, I personally LOVE mysteries and detective stories, but they are usually not good food for discussion. So we read mostly literary fiction and memoirs.