The Book Lady Book Club has been meeting continuously at our bookshop for over 15 years. We are a friendly, chatty, opinionated group, with both male and female members, and we choose meeting dates (mostly every 4-6 weeks) and books (mostly fiction, but some nonfiction as well) by consensus. The book picks trend toward the more literary, but we make an effort to search out excellent writers from every genre, background, place of origin, and orientation in order to challenge our presumptions and expand our horizons.
Just a small sample of the authors we have read: Jesmyn Ward, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Tommy Orange, Lucia Berlin, George Saunders, Samanta Schweblin, Elspeth Barker, Tara Westover, Anthony Marra, Philip Roth, Zadie Smith, David Joy, Patricia Lockwood, Barbara Kingsolver, Harry Crews, Colson Whitehead, Karen Russell, Margaret Atwood, TC Boyle, Margaret Drabble, Dave Eggers, Haruki Murakami, James McBride, and Ali Smith.
Anyone is welcome to join the book club email list in order to attend a meeting or just to find some good book recommendations.