The Fireside Book Club brings together men and women in their late 20s to early 40s in the Triangle to discuss books anyplace with a great fireplace or patio.
When and where do you meet? We meet at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at various firesides around the Triangle. During warm weather, the fireplaces may be replaced by an outdoor patio.
Tell us about your club. We select books six months in advance based on member recommendations and anonymous voting, ideally trying to pick different genres. Meetings are pretty laid-back as there tends to be chitchatting and adult beverages involved, but we always spend at least part of the meeting discussing the book.
What are you reading now? “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult
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What is your club’s favorite book? Since we all have different tastes it’s hard to pick a favorite, but “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith was an entertaining read and perfectly timed to discuss around Halloween.
What’s unique about your club? The Fireside Book Club is organized through Meetup.com, a website that helps people with similar interests living in the same area find one another.
How to join: If you’re interested in joining The Fireside Book Club, find us on meetup.com/The-Fireside-Book-Club.
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