U.S. G.I.R.L.S. (“Unique, Sophisticated, Girlfriends Inspirational Reading and Literary Society”) Book Club was founded in October, 2004. We’re a “sisterhood” of bibliophiles who share the love of reading. We read and discuss one book bi-monthly in person; sponsor book club luncheons; hold phone-chats with authors; celebrate members birthdays; support community charity, scholarship, and cultural events. Members take turns hosting book club discussion meetings. Each member is asked to volunteer and host the book club meeting at their home, or a location of their choosing. The host for the discussion book of the month supplies the name of the book and the meeting location to members at least one month prior to the meeting. At least one week prior to the book discussion, the hostess supplies discussion questions to each of the members.
BOOKS WE’D RECOMMEND FROM RECENT SELECTIONS
Gathering Of Waters by Bernice L. McFadden
The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips
Color Me Butterfly by L.Y. Marlow
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Mama Ruby by Mary Monroe
The Loom by Shella Gillus
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
BEST BOOKS FOR DISCUSSION
U.S. G.I.R.L.S. recently met to discuss Bernice L. McFadden’s Gathering Of The Waters. This book is only 200 pages, however it is a literary work that generated discussions on many subjects ranging from young love lost and the supernatural, to Racism and the Civil Rights Movement. U.S. G.I.R.L.S. was intrigued by the scope of information and characters within these 200 pages, and it took us two (2) hours to dissect and discuss Ms. McFadden’s work. Although Gathering Of The Waters is a work of fiction, the “twist” is the interjection of some factual historical data.