Sunny Side Up Social and Book Club

Sunny Side Up Social and Book Club is a public book club.

A group of mature Winston women (generally 50 - 70 years old) who regularly add literal and figurative sunshine to their lives.

Are you a liberal/pro-choice woman who wants to add to your life by reading fun and positive books, building friendships, enjoying the outdoors, being active, exploring places, and trying new things?  Are you sometimes overwhelmed by the barrage of negativity in the media?  Are you a member of a book club whose selection is terrific, but often weighty, triggering, and/or “substantive” in some way – and you’d like to lighten up sometimes? We might be a great fit for you!

We'll meet every other Friday from 11:30 - 1:30, usually outdoors. Book discussion and social time the first Friday of the month and fun outing the third Friday of the month.

If interested contact Eileen at

Book club members, make sure to mention your book club when checking out in-store at Bookmarks to save 20% off your book club purchases.  

Upcoming Selections:

March: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

April: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

May:  To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

June: The Narrowboat Summer by Anne Youngson

July:  The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow

August: Musical Chairs by Amy Poeppel

September: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

October: The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

November:  The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

December: Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree

The House in the Cerulean Sea By TJ Klune Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail By Bill Bryson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767902526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - May 4th, 1999

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The classic chronicle of a “terribly misguided and terribly funny” (The Washington Post) hike of the Appalachian Trail, from the author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body

To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel) By Connie Willis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553575385
Availability: For availability, email
Published: Bantam - December 1st, 1998

“Willis effortlessly juggles comedy of manners, chaos theory and a wide range of literary allusions [with a] near flawlessness of plot, character and prose.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

From Connie Willis, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, comes a comedic romp through an unpredictable world of mystery, love, and time travel.

The Narrowboat Summer By Anne Youngson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250764621
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 25th, 2022

“Lovely...Another heartening story about the possibility of striking out in a new direction at any age. It is also a soothing read, especially welcome in these anxious times.” —Christian Science Monitor

From the author of Meet Me at the Museum, a charming novel of second chances, about three women, one dog, and the narrowboat that brings them together

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316421973
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Published: Redhook - May 12th, 2020

"A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers, and the doors they lead us through...absolutely enchanting."—Christina Henry, bestselling author of Alice and Lost Boys


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Musical Chairs: A Novel By Amy Poeppel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501176425
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - April 13th, 2021

“Poeppel has created a story that is well thought out, well plotted, well written, and fully developed.

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum #1) By Janet Evanovich Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982108526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pocket Books - July 31st, 2018

Discover where it all began—the first “snappily written, fast-paced, and witty” (USA TODAY) novel in the beloved Stephanie Plum series featuring a feisty and funny heroine who “comes roaring in like a blast of very fresh air” (The Washington Post), from Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dirty Thirty.

The Wee Free Men (Tiffany Aching #1) By Terry Pratchett Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060012380
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Clarion Books - August 15th, 2006

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * ALA Notable Children's Book * Horn Book Fanfare Book * Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice * SLJ Best Book of the Year 

By the beloved and bestselling grandmaster of fantasy, Sir Terry Pratchett, this is the first in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.

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The Giver of Stars: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Jojo Moyes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399562495
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Published: Penguin Books - May 4th, 2021

“A great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” —Reese Witherspoon

Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes By Travis Baldree Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250886088
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - November 8th, 2022

An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2022
A Library Reads Pick
An Indie Next Pick

A Goodreads Best Fantasy Choice Award Nominee

The much-beloved BookTok sensation, Travis Baldree's novel of high fantasy and low stakes.