The No-Prep Book Club was established in 2009 and calls itself a “relaxed,” women-only book club, says member Penny Rich. The Chapel Hill club has 12-14 members.
Tell us about your club. We take turns hosting meetings in our homes. We chat for a while and get settled in about 8 p.m. We take care of business, dates, book selection and other interesting upcoming events that group members would like to share. We talk about books to add to our ongoing list and choose the next few books to read from that list. A member sometimes reads an amazing book and recommends it move to the top of the list. Since we all select the books, we just jump into conversation.
What are you reading now? “A God in Ruins” by Kate Atkinson
What is your club’s favorite book? “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann
What’s unique about your club? We are a diverse group of intelligent women representing science, the arts, business, human rights and politics. We all have busy lives but missed discussing books, as most of us were in prior clubs. We chose No-Prep as a name and theme because we didn’t want a book club to be a burden. Seems like a good model since we’ve been going strong for six years.
A God in Ruins
Little, Brown and Company, 480 pages