What we're about

We are a small book club of 30-something to mid-40's women that meet at least once a month for chatting, drinking, eating, and a little talking books. Our group is all about reading a good book, making new friends, and having fun! This group is for women at all stages of life - single, married, kids, no kids - this group is about taking a little time back for us!

We pick a new book each month and meet at a coffee shop or wine bar - usually on the last Thursday of the month. Our books are picked by our members by vote and can vary widely. We typically read fiction, but will have the occasional non-fiction book (reading the book is never a prerequisite for showing up). We also love trying new restaurants, going to see movies for the books we've read and just getting together once in a while.

Meetups will typically be in the Desert Ridge and Norterra area.

NEW MEMBERS:
We love meeting new people! This group is kept small on purpose. Everyone really gets to know each other. For that reason, we only take on new members occasionally as space allows. New members should plan to be active and attend events. Pending members may be declined rather than just sitting in limbo. It's simply because we may not have space at that moment and don't want to keep you waiting. You're always welcome to try again.

Upcoming events (4)

Candle Chemistry + Lunch (Scottsdale Quarter)

Needs a location

Date changed to Sunday July 10th

Hi everyone!
I thought it’d be fun to get together to make candles at Candle Chemistry in Scottsdale Quarter and then grab lunch nearby while our candles are cooling. Candles start at ~$23 depending on size/style of jar.

Lots of info on their website:
www.candlechemistry.com

If we have 5 or more interested, I will call to make a reservation. 😊

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July Book Club: The Second Life of Mirielle West by Amanda Skenandore

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The glamorous world of a silent film star’s wife abruptly crumbles when she’s forcibly quarantined at the Carville Lepers Home in this page-turning story of courage, resilience, and reinvention set in 1920s Louisiana and Los Angeles. Based on little-known history, this timely book will strike a chord with readers of Fiona Davis, Tracey Lange, and Marie Benedict.

Based on the true story of America’s only leper colony, The Second Life of Mirielle West brings vividly to life the Louisiana institution known as Carville, where thousands of people were stripped of their civil rights, branded as lepers, and forcibly quarantined throughout the entire 20th century.

For Mirielle West, a 1920’s socialite married to a silent film star, the isolation and powerlessness of the Louisiana Leper Home is an unimaginable fall from her intoxicatingly chic life of bootlegged champagne and the star-studded parties of Hollywood’s Golden Age. When a doctor notices a pale patch of skin on her hand, she’s immediately branded a leper and carted hundreds of miles from home to Carville, taking a new name to spare her family and famous husband the shame that accompanies the disease.

At first she hopes her exile will be brief, but those sent to Carville are more prisoners than patients and their disease has no cure. Instead she must find community and purpose within its walls, struggling to redefine her self-worth while fighting an unchosen fate.

As a registered nurse, Amanda Skenandore’s medical background adds layers of detail and authenticity to the experiences of patients and medical professionals at Carville – the isolation, stigma, experimental treatments, and disparate community. A tale of repulsion, resilience, and the Roaring ‘20s, The Second Life of Mirielle West is also the story of a health crisis in America’s past, made all the more poignant by the author’s experiences during another, all-too-recent crisis.

Kim is picking the Restaurant and bringing the August list

August Book Club: TBD

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September Book Club: TBD

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Past events (69)

June Book Club: The Stationary Shop by Marjan Kamali

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