Reeds’ Reads


The first meetup of 2021, in-person or virtually via Zoom, will be held on
This month’s book:
The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at safe sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that’s different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fate of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect?

First Wednesday of the Month

Small Plate & Cocktail Specials

Eat, drink, and socialize safely during our monthly fireside book club. Enjoy In the Mix food & drink specials from SAX Lounge while catching up with old friends & new over a lively discussion.


We encourage you to read any of our past Reeds’ Reads that you may have missed:

How to Walk AwayKatherine Center
Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment.

Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
For years, rumors of the Marsh Girl have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say.

Educated – Tara Westover
A memoir that describes the struggle of a young girl who escapes from violence and an emotional prison. It is a conflicting story of fierce family loyalty as well as that of the intense sorrow that arises from the division of one’s closest ties.

Lost Roses – Martha Hall Kelly
First, read: Lilac Girls – Martha Hall Kelly
Set a generation before Lilac Girls and also inspired by true events, Lost Roses features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.

Normal People – Sally Rooney
At school, Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her housekeeping job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers—one they are determined to conceal.

Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary Ture Story – Carol Shaben
Only four men survived the plane crash. The pilot. A politician. A cop… and the criminal he was shackled to. As the men fight through the night to stay alive, the dividing lines of power, wealth, and status are erased, and each man is forced to confront the precious and limited nature of his existence.