We’re Wrong About Book Clubs

What I learned when I finally joined one

Addie Page
A Different Page
Published in
5 min readJul 19, 2023

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Like a lot of people, when I hear the words “book club,” I picture pastel, wine-at-4pm suburban life. Charcuterie boards. Sweater sets. The glib chatter of women who think way too much about the color of their curtains and way too little about the book they were supposed to read but, of course, didn’t. (But gosh, Cindy’s new landscaping looks…

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Addie Page
A Different Page

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