November 2021 Spotlight: Meg’s Book Group
Our November 2021 Spotlight dedicated their group name to one of their members in her honor
Meg’s Book Group was formed by a group of teachers and other staff from Lincoln Elementary School in Madison, WI, decades ago. Soon, parents wormed their way in and we’ve been meeting steadily ever since with some new members joining while others left. Our group is now 8 regular members mostly in our late 50s and early 60s.
Over the years, we’ve become good friends and share more than just book discussions. We meet on the fourth Thursday evening of every month with some variation and usually include a potluck dinner. We usually meet in our local library meeting room but during Covid, we’ve met on Zoom (during inclement weather) or socially distanced in a member’s backyard.
We read almost every genre with books chosen by members; we’ve even read plays aloud together and have had the privilege of including some authors in our discussions. We didn’t have a group name until the library required one for reserving meeting rooms. We had just lost a key member to cancer so dedicated our group in her name.
Some of our recent favorites are: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue, Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, The Water Dancer by Te-Nehisi Coates, The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller, The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
All of our Spotlight Groups receive a box of books for discussion! Milkweed will be sending the members of the Meg’s Book Group free copies of these great titles:
To enter to become an RGC Spotlight group, email a picture and description of your group to firstname.lastname@example.org.