January 2020 Spotlight: Morse Lakes Ladies
Our January Spotlight Group hasn’t missed a monthly meeting in 17 years!
We are the Ladies of the Lake, living in Morse Lakes in Bloomingdale, NJ. We’ve just finished up
our 17th year of book club, and are eagerly awaiting the beginning of our 18th year together.
We meet on a monthly basis: the second Monday of the month is sacrosanct. We are proud to say that we haven’t missed one of our monthly meetings in the 17 years we’ve been together. We enjoy the camaraderie and thought-provoking discussions.
December 2019 Spotlight: Westmoreland Club Book Club
Our December Spotlight Group comes from Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania and thinks outside the box!
The Westmoreland Club Book Club was established eleven years ago as apart of an experimental club within a club offered to Westmoreland Club members. I was asked to run the club then, and I remain its leader. We started with a handful of members, only one of which was a gentleman, but eventually we grew to our current membership of 29. Our group consists of all ages, and single, married, or partnered, and 50% of our group are men.
October 2019 Spotlight: Mirasol Book Group
Our October Spotlight Group began among neighbors in Florida!
Karen started the Mirasol Book Group in 2004 in the Mirasol community of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The community was new and the group originally was made up of her immediate neighbors. Over the years, some members left and new members joined but most still live in Mirasol. They meet once a month on the last Thursday night of the month at 7:30pm at a member’s home. They rotate the host as well as the discussion leader. The discussion leader gives information about the author as well as presents discussion questions.
September 2019 Spotlight: The Page Turners
Our September Spotlight Group celebrates 25 years and awards prizes for their favorite books!
Our group is called The Page Turners, and since we began in 1994, we have turned a lot of them! We are a group of women in our 50s, and we meet monthly (except for June and July) at our members’ homes. We start with a planning weekend every August at a member’s lake house, where we organize our year, play in the lake, eat, and have fun catching up with each other. We each take a month to choose a book and lead the discussion.
July 2019 Spotlight: Reading Between the Wines
The members in our July Spotlight Group, six years strong, met as parents and stayed together as friends!
Here is a photo of our book club at an author visit event for the annual All of Rochester Reads selection. We are ten women who initially came together on the sporting fields, concerts and musicals, and parade routes as parents in the Gates Chili School District in Rochester, New York. Our love of reading and curiosity brought us together, and now friendship keeps us searching for new books and adventures to share.
May Spotlight: JCC 39ers
The members in our May 2019 Spotlight Group hail from The Sunshine State!
This is a photo of our book club getting ready to discuss The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib. We are a group of women ages 65-90+ and meet the first Thursday of each month. We are called the JCC 39ers and meet at the Roth Jewish Community Center in Maitland, Florida. Our discussions are insightful and interesting as we bring to them many years of experience. Our group has been meeting for approximately 10 years,