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November Read: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

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Looking for other book lovers like yourself? A good story is even better when you've got friends to share it with! This Meetup Group reads a wide variety of novels, fiction, memoirs, and whatever else we decide upon.

As described in our title, this is for residents who primarily live and/or work in South Orange County; however, we do have some members who reside outside the designated area that like our group! This is a women's social book club, so we primarily read books that appeal to women as a whole (though, not to say we are going to limit ourselves!).


There are dues required for the Meetup Subscription cost and to defray other costs. All dues go toward the Subscription first. Please feel free to join the group for a 60-day trial period; if you decide you’d like to stay, you can pay at the end of the trial period through the club's WePay system. Unfortunately, no cash or checks can be accepted.


We like our members to feel free to discuss books in a no-pressure, stress-free environment. Therefore, please note that we have a long-standing policy of not inviting authors to our meetings to speak about their books or causes. Additionally, we do not disseminate materials promoting/relating to any cause, business or publication. Our book club meetings are purely about discussing the particular book that has been chosen for a given month. We have a few published authors within our book club, but we choose not to read their books for the purpose of a book club discussion.


Before attending any meeting, please make sure you RSVP. If the meeting is full, your name will automatically be placed on the waitlist in the order it was received. The waitlist is automated, so when someone changes their RSVP from "yes" to "no", the next person on the waitlist is immediately placed on the RSVP "yes" list. For this reason, if you are on the waitlist but later determine you cannot attend, we ask that you update your waitlist status to enable the person after you on the waitlist to attend.


For security purposes, if you join the club, we do require that you post a recent profile picture of yourself upon joining and before attending any meeting. Although the club is private, we are not anonymous to one another. We sometimes have group outings on non-meeting days, and knowing who you are helps confirm that only our members are present at our club’s outings.


We hope it won’t happen, but if there ever comes a time when you have to leave the group, please remember to use the “Leave the group” tab found on your own Meetup Profile page. This is the only way to stop automatic annual dues renewals processed through WePay. The Leadership Team of SOCWBC is NOT responsible for updating the membership status or WePay accounts of our Members or ex-Members.

For details on SOCWBC, please click on the "Pages" section on the Menu bar at the top (just below the group name, South Orange County Women's Book Club). Also, joinour group (SOCWBC) on Facebook!

Thank you for your joining our group! We look forward to having enthusiastic book discussions with each and every one of you!

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