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A Gentle Madness
Age range is 25 to 60, all women, one person seems to coordinate the dates and informs us of directions to different houses. We take turns reviewing.
Interests: Biography, Classics, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mysteries, Nonfiction
Book Group
This group started out as mostly social workers from the UIHC, however has branched out significantly from that. There are many of the original members in the group, however many of those people have left UIHC and are in other jobs. In addition, many other friends and acquaintences of group members have joined the group. We decide on the books we read as a group each January for the upcoming year. We each take turns hosting the group. It is very laid back. Not everyone that comes has always read the book or finished it, but we always have a good discussion about the book which usually leads to other discussions. Age group is 30's-50's.
Interests: Classics, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction
Christian Bookworms
We are a group of mostly retired women who met for about 1 1/2 hours monthly for book sharing. Devotions are shared and coffee and dessert are shared before. There is no designated leader.
Interests: Biography, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Political, Psychological, Religious, Women's
Eat, Drink & Be Literary
We are mostly women with occasional participation by a few men. We rotate homes, books are suggested each month by the following month's host and decided by group vote. Food and drinks are often "themed" to the book, although up to the discretion and ambition of the host.
Interests: Biography, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction
Gloria Dei Book Club
All age adults and some older teens
Shared leadership
Meet in the lounge of Gloria Dei Lutheran church
Interests: Biography, Children and Young Adult Literature, Classics, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Religious, Women's, Other
Iowa Bibliophiles
A club for anyone interested in book collecting. Not a reading group per se, but members collect books in a wide range of subjects. Typical meetings attract 15-30 members, primarily adults. Guests welcome. The club is coordinated by Sid Huttner, David Schoonover, and Arthur Bonfield.
Interests: Biography, Children's and Young Adult Literature, Classics, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mysteries, Nonfiction, Political, Psychological, Religious, Romance, Science Fiction, Women's, Other.
MOMS Club Book Group
Our group consists of mothers who are part of the MOMS Club of Iowa City. We meet at Mercer Tot Time the last Monday of the month at 10am and discuss the book while our children play in the gym.
Interests: Biography, Classics, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mysteries, Nonfiction, Political, Psychological, Science Fiction, Women's, Other
Moms Who Read
Typically our group consists of stay-at-home moms who want to keep reading. We bring our children to play and we meet at a local, eastside church nursery (no religious affiliation). One member leads the discussion per month. We meet Sept-May.
Interests: Classics, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mysteries, Women's
Mother-Daughter Book Group
Our group of 6 moms and their 5th-grade daughters meet every 4-6 weeks for approximately 2 hours. Our meeting place rotates throughout the members' homes, or at the ICPL if that works out better for the mom & daughter that is hosting a particular meeting. We all brought books that we would recommend/that we've been wanting to read to our first meeting in Sept., and each girl chose one of these to be read for book group throughout the rest of the school year. At each meeting the hosts provide some sort of snack, the 12 of us discuss the book altogether, and then the hosts have prepared some kind of very simple book-related craft for the girls to do while the moms chat.
Interests: Children and Young Adult Literature
Neighborhood Book Group
All women ages 30 to 60.
Interests: Biography, Classics, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mysteries, Nonfiction
Oaknoll Book Discussion Group
12-18 residents meet weekly to discuss books chosen by suggestions and vote of the group. We have a related speaker or movie between books.
Interests: Other
Rainbow Reading Group
The Rainbow Reading Group provides LGBT people and friends an opportunity to meet and discuss books. Works range from serious non-fiction to humorous novels, all with LGBT themes. Men make up most participants, but all are welcome. The group also has a “no guilt” policy; if someone has not finished a book, the person can still join in.
Interests: Biography, Classics, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mysteries, Nonfiction, Political, Psychological, Religious, Romance, Science Fiction, Women’s
Thursday Afternoon Book Club (a University Club)
Meets third Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. at members' homes or a community location. All members must be members of The University Club; otherwise there are no restrictions. Two persons each month act as discussion leaders, with everyone participating. 
Interests: Classics, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Women's
Tuesday Book Group
Approximately 15 women who meet once a month to discuss a selected book. Each month we meet at a different home and one of the group leads the discussion. We read all kinds of books -- fiction, non-fiction, biographies, etc.
Interests: Biography, Classics, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mysteries, Nonfiction, Political, Women's, Other
University of Iowa Women's Book Group
All women ages 40 to 70. Two people share leadership each year and everyone reviews.
Interests: Biography, Classics, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mysteries, Nonfiction
Women's Book Group on Jewish Themes
Women varying in ages from 20s to 70s who like to read and talk about the books they read. All are welcome. Group is being revived so 'new' group can choose books, times, and discussion leaders.
Interests: Biography, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mysteries, Nonfiction, Political, Religious, Women's