Book Club

The Smith Club Book Club generally focuses on fiction and non-fiction books authored by or written about Smith women. Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve read the book or not. The conversations are always illuminating, convivial and wide-ranging. 

The Smith Club Book Club meets at 2:00 pm on the last Sunday of every other month, with some exceptions. Starting in 2020, we’ve begun meeting virtually over Zoom. Contact smithclubco@gmail.com to get on the book club email list.

The next book club meeting will be on Sunday, July 31 at 2:00 pm.  For July, we’ll be discussing Exit West by Moshin Ahmid. Our selection for September is The Honeymoon by Dinitia Smith ’67. 

About Exit West by Moshin Ahmid:


Let us know if you’re interested in joining the Smith Club Book Club. 

2022 Smith Club Book Club Dates and Selections

  • January 30 – The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki ‘80
  • March 27 – Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life by Jess Phoenix ‘05
  • May 22 – Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman
  • July 31
  • September 25
  • November 20

2021 Smith Club Book Club Selections

  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  • America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray ’93 & Laura Kamoie
  • The Body is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
  • The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free by Paulina Bren
  • Band of Sisters by Lauren Willig
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler

2020 Smith Club Book Club Selections

  • Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden
  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern ’00
  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  • American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
  • Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan ’03
  • Julia Child: The Last Interview and Other Conversations by Julia Child ’34,  Introduction by Helen Rosner ’04

2019 Smith Club Book Club Selections

  • The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
  • Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen Carter
  • Kickdown: A Novel by Rebecca Clarren ’97
  • The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama

2018 Smith Club Book Club Selections

  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  • The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber ’73
  • Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction by Mary Ellen Hannibal ’81
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
  • My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

2017 Smith Club Book Club Selections

  • A Spoonful of Sugar by Amanda Orr ’90
  • Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love by Simran Sethi ’92
  • My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem ’56
  • Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper ’96
  • Terrible Virtue by Ellen Feldman (Bryn Mawr College ’64, MA ’67).
  • The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez

2016 Smith Club Book Club Selections

  • Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman ’92
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ’00
  • Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt ’77
  • The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara ’95
  • Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis by Alice Kaplan