Book Club News

The SWV NOW Book Club meeting (we discussed Negroland) was really good.  Of course it was – these are good people.  We ate, we chatted, we drank a little wine, we talked about the book.  (Don’t tell my other book club, but this was more fun.)  That was on a Thursday night.  My other book club was meeting the following Tuesday to discuss Our Souls At Night, so I read my way through that, made a couple of notes, and then totally flaked on the meeting.  I didn’t remember until the next morning.  Maybe it’s a sign that I should just stop going to that one.  I haven’t been since the end of March.

Back to the SWV NOW book club and how it’s just better: our next book, The Gate to Women’s Country, was my choice, and it really didn’t take much convincing to get the others to agree to read it.

I hope they like it.  It’s one of my favorites.  If they don’t like it, I might cry.  I’ll certainly suffer from flashbacks to when my first book club didn’t like World War Z.  Most of them didn’t even read it.  Snobs.


  1. Michelle

    My first book club experience was quite negative. After I waded through several historical love stories, highfalutin romances but love stories nonetheless, despite the claim of the group to desire to diversify their reading experience, not a single one of them finished the book I suggested (Island of the Sequined Love Nun). The meeting for it was spent instead discussing romantic movies and romantic developments on assorted TV shows. I moved on. I have been to a book club since. I’m thinking of it again though.

  2. Zannah

    That’s terrible. I mean, I get that not everyone is going to like every book, and there will be books you can’t finish (or, in the spirit of life’s too short, WON’T finish), but if you’re going to join a book club, you should at least try each book. Good for you for leaving that group.

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