Triangle Reads: What local book clubs are up to

WOW – Women of Wyndfield – formed about three years ago, and the 14 members are all current or former residents of the Wyndfield neighborhood in Raleigh, “with one exception, our honorary WOW,” says club member Judy Carrino.

Tell us about your club. We meet every two months in each other’s homes. Each book is selected by the person who will be hosting. Our meetings are filled with good food and conversation, and an actual discussion (usually an hour to 90 minutes) of the book. Our best meeting so far was the night we were joined by the author, Peggy Payne, discussing her book “Sister India.” Being able to discuss various aspects of the story with the author and finding out her motivation for characters and storylines was intriguing!

What are you reading now? “Too Rich: The Family Secrets of Doris Duke” by Pony Duke and Jason Thomas

What is your club’s favorite book? “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand

What’s unique about your club? We ask that a person not select a book she has not read. We think it’s unique that 95 percent of us do read the books and everyone participates in the discussions, which are thorough and detailed.

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