Sunny Side Up Social and Book Club

Sunny Side Up Social and Book Club is a private 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 eschiffer4@gmail.com

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:

  • January: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • February: The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
  • March: Calling Invisible Women - Jeanne Ray
  • April: Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard
  • May: Tobacco Wives by Adele Meyers
  • June: The Sunday Philosophy Club - Alexander McCall Smith 
  • July: I Feel Bad About My Neck by Norah Ephron
  • August: Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes
  • September: The Maid: A Novel by Nita Prose
  • October: Bookshops & Bonedust by Travis Baldree
  • November: Handling Sin by Michael Malone
  • December: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race By Margot Lee Shetterly Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062363602
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 6th, 2016

The #1 New York Times bestseller


The Henna Artist By Alka Joshi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780778331476
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mira Books - April 6th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

"Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page."--Reese Witherspoon


Calling Invisible Women: A Novel By Jeanne Ray Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780307395061
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Crown - March 19th, 2013

A delightfully funny novel packing a clever punch, from the author of the New York Times bestselling Julie and Romeo
 


Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life By Spencer Johnson, Kenneth Blanchard (Foreword by) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399144462
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 8th, 1998

THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER WITH OVER 28 MILLION COPIES IN PRINT!

A timeless business classic, Who Moved My Cheese? uses a simple parable to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.

It would be all so easy if you had a map to the Maze.


The Tobacco Wives: A Novel By Adele Myers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063082946
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 28th, 2023

Most anticipated by USA Today, W Magazine, New York Post, Parade, Bustle, Buzzfeed, Reader's Digest, and PopSugar and named one of the best historical fiction books of the year by Cosmopolitan!


The Sunday Philosophy Club (Isabel Dalhousie Series #1) By Alexander McCall Smith Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400077090
Availability: For availability, email staff@bookmarksnc.org
Published: Anchor - July 12th, 2005

ISABEL DALHOUSIE - Book 1
 


I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman By Nora Ephron Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307276827
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Vintage - April 8th, 2008

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A candid, hilarious look at women of a certain age and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.

“Wickedly witty ... Crackling sharp ... Fireworks shoot out [of this collection].” —The Boston Globe


The Ship of Brides: A Novel By Jojo Moyes Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143126478
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Penguin Books - October 28th, 2014

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars and Someone Else's Shoes, a post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the thousands to face their unknown futures.

1946. World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime.


The Maid: A Novel (Molly the Maid #1) By Nita Prose Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593356173
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - January 3rd, 2023

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • “A heartwarming mystery with a lovable oddball at its center” (Real Simple), this cozy whodunit introduces a one-of-a-kind heroine who will steal your heart.
 


Bookshops & Bonedust (Legends & Lattes) By Travis Baldree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250886101
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - November 7th, 2023

An Instant #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Indie Bestseller
A Barnes & Noble Best Fantasy Book of 2023
An Amazon Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2023

When an injury throws a young, battle-hungry orc off her chosen path, she may find that what we need isn't always what we seek.


Handling Sin By Michael Malone Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781402239335
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - April 1st, 2010

On the Ides of March, our hero, Raleigh Whittier Hayes (forgetful husband, baffled father, prosperous insurance agent, and leading citizen of Thermopylae, North Carolina), learns that his father has discharged himself from the hospital, taken all his money out of the bank and, with a young black female mental patient, vanished in a yellow Cadillac convertible.


Garden Spells: A Novel (Waverly Family #1) By Sarah Addison Allen Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553384833
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Bantam Discovery - April 29th, 2008

In a garden surrounded by a tall fence, tucked away behind a small, quiet house in an even smaller town, is an apple tree that is rumored to bear a very special sort of fruit. In this luminous debut novel, Sarah Addison Allen tells the story of that enchanted tree, and the extraordinary people who tend it. . . .