Book Groups

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We currently have eight book groups reading fiction and/or non-fiction, so look for one that suits your schedule and location. Each group is comprised of 8-15 members to keep the conversations focused.

Several months in advance, groups select books to be read. Some groups have formal discussion leaders; other groups are much less informal. All groups have fun engaging in lively discussions.

If you are interested in starting a group or other genres such as detective stories, mysteries, science fiction, or fantasy, start a group! With over 100 active Newcomers, there are bound to be members who want to share their love of books too. Contact our Vice President for guidance in starting another book group.


1st Tuesday Book Group: [OPEN] Usually the group meets at varying locations for lunch and discussion.

1st Tuesday Nonfiction Book Group: At capacity. Usually the group meets at a North West Seattle restaurant.

3rd Wednesday Readers Choice Book Group At capacity.  Usually members open their homes on a rotating basis, or the group may meet at a restaurant.

3rd Thursday Book Group: At capacity. Usually members open their homes on a rotating basis for discussions with a BYO sack lunch.

4th Wednesday Crime and Mystery Book Group: [OPEN]

4th Wednesday Forever Zoom Book Group [OPEN] The 4th Wednesday of the month finds this group meeting virtually at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom.

4th Wednesday Kirkland Evening Book Group: At capacity. This book group usually meets in Kirkland at 7:00 p.m.

4th Thursday Crime and Mystery #2 Book Group: [OPEN] This is our newest book group.

Book titles selected months in advance are posted for all club members. For groups that do not select several months in advance, check the Newsletter for the titles and meeting place for the next meeting. Contact the group coordinator for more information and to join.

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1st Tuesday Book Group (At Capacity) Coordinator: Paula Whitham

1st Tuesday Nonfiction Book Group (At Capacity) Meetings take place on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12:00 noon unless otherwise notified. Coordinator: Nancy Shumate

3rd Wednesday Readers Choice Book Group (At Capacity) Coordinator: Kathleen Cole

3rd Thursday Book Group [OPEN] Coordinator: Carol Devers

4th Wednesday Kirkland Book Group (At Capacity) Coordinator: Janet Graeber

4th Wednesday Crime and Mystery Book Group [OPEN] Coordinator:

4th Wednesday – Forever Zoom Book Group [OPEN] This group meets virtually via Zoom at 3:00 p.m. Coordinator: Deb Becker. Join Zoom Meeting:

4th Thursday РCrime and Mystery #2 Book Group  [OPEN] This is our newest book group and will meet for the first time on September 23 virtually via Zoom at 4:00 p.m. Coordinator: Syd Waskey

GROUP MEMBERS: CLICK HERE to view Group Members Lists


Crime & Mystery book group September 2020

Readers’ Choice book group discussion via Zoom

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