What we're about

This meetup is for anyone who is interested in coming together to form friendships and create a community with people who also happen to love books and enjoy discussing them in a positive and relaxed environment.

The books are open to all genres. Some of our reads will be 2nd releases. The hope is that by waiting until the book comes out in paperback, there will be copies available through the library and it will me more affordable.

You are also more than welcome to host your own book club meeting if there is something you are interested in reading and presenting to the group.

We understand that not everyone is able to finish the book before each meeting. Please don't let that stop you from coming to our gatherings. Our main goal is to get to know each other, get out of the house, and hopefully form some friendships. We have just decided to use books as a way to do those things. So we hope that there will be wonderful discussions that exceed just the book discussions but that will be our starting point for each meeting. We don't all have to like all of the books, or stop sharing because we didn't finish; however, we do have to respect each others opinions. That doesn't mean that we can't disagree. It just means that we do so in a mature manner. Anyone who is disrespectful will be removed from the group.

We can also use this meetup as a book exchange. Perhaps we will meet quarterly for a "What are you reading and book exchange?" Thoughts?

Questions? Please send a message to me.

--Roberta

Upcoming events (2)

Let's discuss: Migrations: A Novel by Charlotte McConaghy

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This will be an online discussion. Zoom information will be sent 2 days before the event.

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Franny Stone has always been the kind of woman who is able to love but unable to stay. Leaving behind everything but her research gear, she arrives in Greenland with a singular purpose: to follow the last Arctic terns in the world on what might be their final migration to Antarctica. Franny talks her way onto a fishing boat, and she and the crew set sail, traveling ever further from shore and safety. But as Franny’s history begins to unspool - a passionate love affair, an absent family, a devastating crime - it becomes clear that she is chasing more than just the birds. When Franny's dark secrets catch up with her, how much is she willing to risk for one more chance at redemption?

Epic and intimate, heartbreaking and galvanizing, Charlotte McConaghy's Migrations is an ode to a disappearing world and a breathtaking pause resister about the possibility of hope against all odds

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Let's Discuss: These Precious Days by Ann Patchett

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The beloved New York Times best-selling author reflects on home, family, friendships, and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays.

“Any story that starts will also end.” As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. Patchett ponders this truth in these wise essays that afford a fresh and intimate look into her mind and heart.

At the center of These Precious Days is the title essay, a surprising and moving meditation on an unexpected friendship that explores “what it means to be seen, to find someone with whom you can be your best and most complete self.” When Patchett chose an early galley of actor and producer Tom Hanks’ short story collection to read one night before bed, she had no idea that this single choice would be life changing. It would introduce her to a remarkable woman - Tom’s brilliant assistant Sooki - with whom she would form a profound bond that held monumental consequences for them both.

A literary alchemist, Patchett plumbs the depths of her experiences to create gold: engaging and moving pieces that are both self-portrait and landscape, each vibrant with emotion and rich in insight. Turning her writer’s eye on her own experiences, she transforms the private into the universal, providing us all a way to look at our own worlds anew, and reminds how fleeting and enigmatic life can be.

From the enchantments of Kate DiCamillo’s children’s books (author of the upcoming The Beatryce Prophecy) to youthful memories of Paris; the cherished life gifts given by her three fathers to the unexpected influence of Charles Schultz’s Snoopy; the expansive vision of Eudora Welty to the importance of knitting, Patchett connects life and art as she illuminates what matters most. Infused with the author’s grace, wit, and warmth, the pieces in These Precious Days resonate deep in the soul, leaving an indelible mark - and demonstrate why Ann Patchett is one of the most celebrated writers of our time.

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Let's Discuss: The Reading List: A Novel by Sara Nisha Adams

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