Our Organizer Gail started the Raleigh Women's Book Group 10 years ago. 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 Tr. 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. Our general guidelines are we prefer if you, or someone whose opinion you trust, has read a book before recommending a title. Also, please check that the library has copies and the wait list isn't too long. It is ideal if all formats are offered; hard copy, ebook, and audio book.
I think we all agree that one of the benefits of a book group like ours is reading good, discussible books 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.