What we're about

This MeetUp is for Women of any age interested in a social book discussion. The women in this group seek deep meaning, expanding ideas, and social connection through book conversations. We usually meet on the third Wednesday evening of each month on Zoom. Zoom also allows us to create inclusion for all and accept more sign-ups--usually, we are limited to 20 when we meet in person. We will break out into groups if we reach a capacity that inhibits all to take part in the conversation. We invite you to listen to or read the book in any media form convenient for you. From time to time, we may also post opportunities to volunteer in the community or other bonus events that our members are interested in (mostly online at this time). Get ready for light-hearted and open-minded conversation. Cheers to your next page turned!

A NOTE ON BOOK CHOICES: All of the books we read are suggested and selected as a group. Feel free to message any of the organizers with your book suggestions for our next poll. Unfortunately, as of August 31, 2021, MeetUp has taken away the Poll function. You will receive a message by email through Women's Book Club Wine and Snacks to vote on our poll through an online poll service that is to be determined.

A NOTE ON IN-PERSON MEETINGS: When we resume in-person meetings, the location is in Willow Glen at the Stone Church Office building (location photos are on our MeetUp site). When we can gather in person: Michelle, Sarah, or Jean will provide the wine. We ask you to bring a snack to share and a wine glass for yourself (meeting in a green-certified space).

Upcoming events (4)

Book Discussion 1: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Take time out from your week to join us as we discuss a powerful, tender story of race and identity by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun.

Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.
(Excerpt from www.chimamanda.com)
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Send us your Book recommendations for next month's poll. We will be choosing five books for June to October 2022.

Location is to be determined. Please RSVP, even if you end up on the waitlist.

The Two options affect the number of attendees. Regardless, if you would like to discuss this book and the RSVPs have exceeded max capacity, please still put your name on the waitlist.

OPTION 1 ZOOM For Everyone
If the meeting is on zoom then all who have signed up on the waitlist will be transferred to "going".

OPTiON 2: In-person meeting
If we meet in-person for this event, it will be limited to 20 with details, and requirements sent out to guests (and updated here). A second book group will be opened on a different date for this same book discussion on Zoom if our waitlist reaches a significant number.

Book Discussion 1: The Gunkle: by Steve Rowley

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We look forward to gathering to talk about this warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew.

Patrick O’Hara has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant — from a safe distance. His Palm Springs home and reclusive lifestyle aren’t exactly welcoming to children. But when tragedy strikes, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian.

Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his own great love and managing a stalled career. He regrets his decision to take them in, until he starts to recognize that his outsize lifestyle and unusual life wisdom could bring about a season of healing that redefines their understanding of family, and finally lead Patrick back to himself.
(Excerpt from www.stevenrowley.com)
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Vote on the poll. We are choosing five books for June to October 2022. Poll closes Friday, March 18, 2022.

Location is to be determined. Please RSVP, even if you end up on the waitlist.

The Two options affect the number of attendees. Regardless, if you would like to discuss this book and the RSVPs have exceeded max capacity, please still put your name on the waitlist.

OPTION 1 ZOOM For Everyone
If the meeting is on zoom then all who have signed up on the waitlist will be transferred to "going".

OPTiON 2: In-person meeting
If we meet in-person for this event, it will be limited to 20 with details, and requirements sent out to guests (and updated here). A second book group will be opened on a different date for this same book discussion on Zoom if our waitlist reaches a significant number.

Book Discussion 1: The Last Thing He Told Me: by Laura Dave

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It's time for a good mystery! Join us as we discuss this book about a woman who thinks she’s found the love of her life—until he disappears.

Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers—Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother.

As Hannah’s increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen’s boss, as a US marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity.

Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realize they’re also building a new future—one neither of them could have anticipated.
(Excerpt adapted from www.simonandschuster.com)
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Location is to be determined. Please RSVP, even if you end up on the waitlist.

The Two options affect the number of attendees. Regardless, if you would like to discuss this book and the RSVPs have exceeded max capacity, please still put your name on the waitlist.

OPTION 1 ZOOM For Everyone
If the meeting is on zoom then all who have signed up on the waitlist will be transferred to "going".

OPTiON 2: In-person meeting
If we meet in-person for this event, it will be limited to 20 with details, and requirements sent out to guests (and updated here). A second book group will be opened on a different date for this same book discussion on Zoom if our waitlist reaches a significant number.

Book Discussion 1: A Man Called Ove: by Fredrik Backman

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Fredrik Backman is back by popular demand!

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.”

But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.
(Excerpt from www.simonandschuster.com)
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Location is to be determined. Please RSVP, even if you end up on the waitlist.

The Two options affect the number of attendees. Regardless, if you would like to discuss this book and the RSVPs have exceeded max capacity, please still put your name on the waitlist.

OPTION 1 ZOOM For Everyone
If the meeting is on zoom then all who have signed up on the waitlist will be transferred to "going".

OPTiON 2: In-person meeting
If we meet in-person for this event, it will be limited to 20 with details, and requirements sent out to guests (and updated here). A second book group will be opened on a different date for this same book discussion on Zoom if our waitlist reaches a significant number.

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