Really Cool Women\'s Book Club

Books and Place for winter 2019/2020 November 13, 2019

Filed under: dates and places — Susan @ 4:44 pm

And the votes are in. It was a close race with one winner and 3 runners up so here are the next 4 books and meetings.

The World that we knew by Alice Hoffman at JoLynne’s house on 12/19/19

Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow at Ann’s house on 1/30/20

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah at Susan’s house on 3/12/20

Face It by Debbie Harry at Danda’s house on 4/23/20


Next books and places Winter 2018/2019 November 29, 2018

Filed under: dates and places — Susan @ 1:16 pm

I added a 4th book, Hunger, since it was on our rotation but got bumped so we could all be movie stars!

  • Hunger by Roxane Gay on January 10th, 2019 at Karen’s house
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama on February 21st, 2019 at JoLynne’s house
  • The Gap of Time: William Shakespeare’ The Winter’s Tale Retold by Jeanette Winterson on April 4th, 2019 at Ann’s house
  • My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor on May 16th, at Marci’s House

Reasonable Creatures by Katha Pollitt on October 11th at Heidi’s house August 29, 2018

Filed under: dates and places — Susan @ 10:16 pm



The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon on August 15th, 2018 at Danda’s house will filming by WILL.

Filed under: dates and places,Past Meetings — Susan @ 10:10 pm

The fifteen-year-old narrator of this ostensible murder mystery is even more emotionally remote than the typical crime-fiction shamus: he is autistic, prone to fall silent for weeks at a time and unable to imagine the interior lives of others. This might seem a serious handicap for a detective, but when Christopher stumbles on the dead body of his neighbor’s poodle, impaled by a pitchfork, he decides to investigate. Christopher understands dogs, whose moods are as circumscribed as his own (“happy, sad, cross and concentrating”), but he’s deaf to the nuances of people, and doesn’t realize until too late that the clues point toward his own house and a more devastating mystery. This original and affecting novel is a triumph of empathy; whether describing Christopher’s favorite dream (of a virus depopulating the planet) or his vision of the universe collapsing in a thunder of stars, the author makes his hero’s severely limited world a thrilling place to be.


And the Spring 2018 picks are>>> March 16, 2018

Filed under: dates and places — Susan @ 11:45 pm

Bear town by Fredrick Backmann on April 26th at Ann’s house

Hitler, my neighbor by Bertie Scali and Edgar Feuchtwanger on June 7th at Marci’s house (?)

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood on July 19th at Susan’s house


Upcoming books and places March 2, 2017

Filed under: dates and places — Susan @ 11:01 pm

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation by Brad Ricca

JoLynne house on April 13th, 2017


Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly 

Ann’s house on May 25th, 2017


 It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Marci’s house on July 6th, 2017


Books, places and dates for winter 2016-17 October 25, 2016

Filed under: dates and places — Susan @ 4:55 pm


Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman at Heidi’s house on December 8th 2016

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by JD Vance at Lori’s house on January 19th, 2017


Subject 375 by Nikki Owen at Karen’s house on March 2nd, 2017



Books and places for late summer and fall 2016 July 13, 2016

Filed under: dates and places — Susan @ 4:57 pm

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson on August 4th at Marci’s house (?)

The Monopolists by Mary Pilon on September 15th at Susan’s house

A thousand naked strangers by Kevin hazard on October 27th at Danda’s house


Summer books, times and places June 2, 2015

Filed under: dates and places — Susan @ 1:58 pm


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins on July 16th at Ann’s house

Capital Dames by Cokie Roberts on August 27th at Marci’s house

Yes, please by Amy Poehler on October 8th at Susan’s house


Books and places for Fall/Winter 2014 October 6, 2014

Filed under: dates and places,Upcoming books — Susan @ 4:10 pm

And the winners:

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran at Susan’s house on Thursday November 6th (I took liberty and shortened this to 5 weeks so the next rotation wouldn’t land on Christmas)

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed at Danda’s house on Thursday December 18th

A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenbergat Heidi’s house on January 29th