The Durham Chick Lit Book Club considers itself “a bit of a more unconventional book club,” according to club organizer Amy Wehn, because it’s organized as an online meetup group.
Tell us about your club. We’ve got a regular group of about 15 ladies (it’s a women-only book club) who meet the last Monday of the month at West End Wine Bar in Durham to discuss our chosen book. Sometimes we do more “fun” reads, sometimes a bit more serious ones. The common theme is that the story usually has a strong female protagonist. We’ve also read books that have become movies, such as “Gone Girl” and “Still Alice.”
What are you reading now? “My Year With Eleanor: A Memoir,” by Noelle Hancock
What is your club’s favorite book? “The Husband’s Secret,” by Liane Moriarty
What’s unique about your club? We’re all strong, successful women in our own way. We’re proud of the friendships and support system that have formed as a result of the book club, and many of our significant others now have their own “boys’ club” and get together when we’re at our book club events to do things together themselves! We’re not just a book club, though! We also get together for social events (movie outings, food truck rodeo, parades, holiday parties, etc), and have an “outreach coordinator” who schedules volunteer events for us to participate in.
How to join: If you’re interested in joining the Durham Chick Lit Book Club go to meetup.com/Durham-Chick-Lit-Book-Club and ask to join. We regularly have new members join us, and have steadily grown since we started in January 2013.
Read more about this book club and comment on its current book, or tell us about your book club at nando.com/trianglereads/.
My Year with Eleanor:
Ecco, 295 pages