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Any open-minded compassionate woman who is interested in reading books by people of color is welcome to join our bookclub. Because authors of color are a very small part of the author list in some book clubs and in the publishing world in general, they are our focus here. We hope to develop into a group of diverse friends who enjoy talking about books together over a meal. Welcome!

Times: Note that we usually meet the first Sunday of the month at 12.30 pm, unless it overlaps with something like Easter weekend in which case we'll pick the next Sunday instead.

Readings: At each meeting, we pick the book for discussion at the next meetup so generally there is about a month to read each book. We pick quite approachable readings usually, not necessarily literary classics (though sometimes they are), from a wide range of genres, fiction and non-fiction, all by an author of color.

We are currently meeting online on Zoom.

Upcoming events (2)

June Bookclub Meeting: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. James is consumed by guilt and sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to make someone accountable, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is convinced that local bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest in the family - Hannah - who observes far more than anyone realises and who may be the only one who knows what really happened.

Everything I Never Told You is reviewed here by Alexander Chee https://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/books/review/everything-i-never-told-you-by-celeste-ng.html

Ng is interviewed about the novel here: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/06/28/325927002/everything-i-never-told-you-exposed-in-biracial-familys-loss?t=1651578775529

We'll be meeting at Gunners Tavern. https://www.gunnertavern.co.uk

We couldn't find a suitable alternative date, so have decided to go with Sunday June 5th after all!

Silent Book Club - June

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We all know that it can be difficult to find time for reading. Started by two women in San Francisco, Silent Book Clubs take away the pressure of a normal book club meeting. At Silent Book Club, we meet to read together silently for an hour - you can use the time to get on with our latest book club read, or bring along whatever book you like. Thanks very much to Ramla for the suggestion!

Hear more about how it works here: https://m.sfgate.com/sf-culture/article/Silent-Book-Club-women-reading-bar-San-Francisco-14954269.php.

There are Silent Book Clubs across the world - find them here https://silentbook.club

This does not replace our normal book club meet-ups, which will continue as normal on the first Sunday of the month.

We'll meet in Flat Caps Coffee https://www.flatcapscoffee.com

*NEW INFO*: Stephanie suggested that we use this opportunity for a book swap as well! Please bring along any old books you'd be happy to get rid of and we'll see if we can sort out some good swaps :)

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Silent Book Club - May *NOTE CHANGE OF DATE*

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