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 lighthearted, fun-loving 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.

Big Little Lies Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425274866
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Published: Berkley Books - August 11th, 2015

June 12, 2017:  Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

 

 


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The Assistants Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780399172540
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 3rd, 2016

July 10, 2017:  The Assistants by Camille Perri

 

 


The One That Got Away Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316305730
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Published: Hachette Books - May 31st, 2016

August 14, 2017:  The One That Got Away by Leigh Himes

 

 


The Chaperone Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594631436
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 4th, 2013

September 11, 2017:  The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

 

 


God-Shaped Hole Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492646945
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 16th, 2017

October 9, 2017:  God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo

 

 


Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812981223
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Published: Random House Trade - November 30th, 2010

November 13, 2017:  Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

 

 


Modern Lovers Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781594634673
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 31st, 2016

December 11, 2017:  Modern Lovers by Emma Straub