Hi there! The Reading India Book Club is a small but active MeetUp group of book-lovers who gather monthly (and have done so for the past 3 years) to read and discuss our pick/s of the month at a South Bay coffee shop in the San Francisco Bay area.
As the name describes, our book choices are either about India or written by authors of Indian origin, and range from across fiction and non-fiction genres: travel, food, history, politics, society, humor, memoirs, and much more! We welcome members of all backgrounds, ages, and nationalities, and have regular members who aren't of Indian origin, but curious to learn more about India. 😊
Additionally, we frequently get together for social events like eating out (chaat is definitely a favorite!), plays, and movies. We're never short of conversation or ideas, and would love for like-minded readers to join our group!
NOTE: We charge $5/year in membership dues to only cover the cost of the Meetup fees for running the book club on their platform. If you don't want to use the Meetup platform, you can pay the organizers directly. If you can't afford the fees, simply send us a note and we'll waive them.
If we receive funds in excess of our Meetup fees, we will donate the remainder to Maitri, a local nonprofit that serves South Asian survivors of domestic violence.
Book Club on April 28th: A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry) & Those Days (Sunil Gangopadhyay). Read one, or both!
In April, we'll also select books for the next 3 months. Be sure to attend in person to make a pitch for your favorites! Also, please make sure your recommendations are easily available (through local libraries, etc.)