The women of the MANHATTAN WOMEN’S CLUB like to read! Which is why there are currently FIVE MWC Book Groups. Some of these have been operating for awhile, some are relatively new, some are fully subscribed and some are looking for new members. Each group formulates its own rules (how to choose books, when and where to meet, how to add new members, how/who to host, vacation breaks….etc). On a year-to-year basis there is often, although not always, some attrition which creates openings in some of the groups which are then filled. There is some volunteer participation required in each group with regard to hosting, leading book discussions, helping with meeting logistics …etc. There is no cost to participate in a MWC book group; however, membership is limited to current MWC Members and if you choose to no longer be in the MWC we ask that you withdraw from the book group. At this time we have one new book group which is getting off the ground (see below) and we are considering creating a second evening group.
A brief description of each group is below. If you are interested in joining a MWC Book group, (or in founding a new one) please send in an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
MWC NON-FICTION BOOK GROUP: This group is so new it hasn’t even been named yet. As of right now the group is meeting on Tuesdays at noon. This group is being formed in response to a group of MWC’ers wanting a group which would focus on non-fiction subjects: history, science, biography, philosophy, memoirs ….etc. If you are interested in joining such a group, please send in an email to email@example.com with “NON-FICTION” in the subject line to let us know of your interest. New members are welcome.
MWC PAGETURNERS BOOK GROUP: The Pageturners is a group of interesting women who read interesting books. They have a specific structure to insure a variety of subject matter – classic, novels and non-fiction and they choose their titles well in advance. They typically meet on the second Monday of the month, 1:30-3:30pm. As of right now, this group is fully subscribed; however, every group has some attrition at various times and if you feel this is the only group to which you want to belong, pls. send in an email and ask to be put on a waitlist.
THE MWC ASTOR BOOK GROUP: The Astor Book Group was created out of a need to have an additional third-Wednesday-of-the month group. The Astors feel strongly that their members must attend a minimum number of meetings. They also cap book selections to those which are no longer than 500 pages and drop book recommendations which do not receive at least half of the group’s vote. At this time there may be an opening, or two, in this group.
THE MWC BOOKIES: This group was the MWC’s initial daytime book group and meets the third Wednesday of the month. They generally meet from 11:30am-1:30pm and discuss each month’s book over lunch. The Bookies are a highly social and convivial group and sometimes arrange for other book-related activities or outings. At this time there are no openings in the BOOKIES group. As of right now, this group is fully subscribed; however, every group has some attrition at various times and if you feel this is the only group to which you want to belong, pls. send in an email and ask to be put on a waitlist.
THE MWC EVENING BOOK GROUP: This was the first book group within the MWC. They meet the first Tuesday of the month from 7-9:30pm in one of the member’s homes. They focus primarily on fiction and each book is presented by whomever initially recommended it. At this time there are no openings in the Evening Book Group. As of right now, this group is fully subscribed; however, every group has some attrition at various times and if you feel this is the only group to which you want to belong, pls. send in an email and ask to be put on a waitlist. However, we are eager to create a second evening book group – if this is of interest to you, pls. send in an email letting us know.