Chick Lit Book Club
Meeting Date: the second Monday of each month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Watermark Cafe
Leader: Nancy Ogle
This book club reads popular, contemporary novels and meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the café. Leader Nancy Ogle was a librarian for ten years, mostly at the Augusta Public Library. She has practiced law in Wichita for 22 years and draws on her love of books and research to write appellate briefs.
A Short Introduction to Chick Lit:
1. How would you characterize the Chick Lit Book Club?
I think people who have never attended a meeting assume the Chick Lit Book Club reads bodice rippers and Harlequin romances. That's not this group at all.
2. Which book has been the most popular or caused the most lively discussion or was noteworthy in any way? Why?
We read novels, mostly with happy endings but not always, and relationships between the characters is usually a focus. One thing I really like about Chick Lit is that everyone gets a chance to offer an opinion. We have several questions we go through each meeting, including rating the book on a scale of 1 to 10 -- on a Chick Lit scale, not compared to War and Peace. A recent selection that everyone enjoyed was Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple because it is well written, has smart, well-developed characters, and a sharp wit runs throughout the book. Jojo Moyes is also a popular author with the Chick Lit Book Club.
3. What might a new member expect when attending Chick Lit for the first time?
A hearty welcome--we love new people--even men; it's our monthly Monday night happy hour!
See what we're reading this quarter listed below. To see an archived list of our past reading selections, click HERE.
October 9, 2017: God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo
November 13, 2017: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
December 11, 2017: Modern Lovers by Emma Straub