What we're about

Let's read books, drink coffee, and snack on baked goods! Something Witty Book Club is a book club for young professionals (and beyond) that meets monthly on Sundays at coffee shops and brunch places around Dallas.

We read a diverse set of books voted on by the group. We vote on next month's book at the end of every meeting, and the person who pitches the winning book serves as Book Club Moderator for that month. We also try to do other fun things like see movies based on books we've read, books swaps, and an annual Halloween party!

Join us and discuss some great books (and a fun dud every once in a while). We also maintain a Facebook group where we post suggestions for upcoming meetings and general book nerd-related posts!

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1567270676825107/

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July Discussion: Joy Luck Club

Opening Bell Coffee

For the next meeting, we will discuss Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery. See you there for a good discussion and a fun drink!

Past events (52)

June Discussion: The End of October

Opening Bell Coffee

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