Meet The Team
I founded the GBC in 2008 when I moved to London and didn’t know too many people. Since then I’ve had the most amazing journey growing the chapters and meeting amazing women all across the world.
As a self-proclaimed word nerd, the GBC has me taking in great literature all the time, which I love! But what’s even better are the amazing hosts we work with and the lovely members I get to meet at book club each month!
I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. I always have a book in my bag, most often a thriller or a memoir! Reading also led me to the GBC, which has provided me with thoughtful discussions on books of all sorts and friendships to last a lifetime.
There have been times when I’ve finished my day job completely burnt out but by the end of a GBC meet up, I’m a bundle of energy! I feel very lucky to be part of such a wonderful enterprise
I was a former Californian looking to find new friends in Oklahoma. 3 years later, I have met and forged wonderful friendships with this great group of ladies as we discuss books and other interests.
My best experience with the GBC is having met some of my best girlfriends at the meetings in London! My favorite part of the GBC is meeting new people and reading good books.
My favourite thing about GBC is that so many different women are gathering to discuss a common topic but opening up and learning so much more.
When I joined GBC, I came for the books but I stayed for the people! This group has given me the opportunity to meet the most amazing women each month. No matter how hectic my workday has been, I’m always energized and inspired by the conversations we have. There’s nothing else quite like it!
My favorite thing about the GBC is how dedicated Erin is and how much we have grown because of her hard work! The friendships we gain and experiences we have are unlike any other book club.
I started as a member of the Toronto GBC and when I moved to Halifax – I knew I wanted to start a chapter. My favourite thing about GBC is meeting with great women and having great conversations.
My favorite thing about the GBC is the fun environment at a GBC night combining some of my favorite things – great girly books, super wine and food, and fabulous women!
I love the gbc because it allows me to connect with women in my area and read books that I wouldn’t normally pick up on my own.
As a new resident to Vancouver (and Canada), I love the opportunity GBC provides to enjoy the city, read a broad spectrum of books, and of course, meet diverse and fabulous women!
I wanted to start a new bookclub and when doing research online i found the GBC. The concept is exactly what i was envisioning, so I jumped in feet first and started a new Chapter! I look forward to all the club has to offer!
My favourite thing about the GBC is all the new friendships I’ve made and helped foster in new members. With chapters starting up all over the world it’s fantastic knowing that wherever life takes me, a GBC chapter will likely be waiting for me.
Our monthly meeting are wonderful for developing a sense of community in SF. I meet so many wonderful women that I wouldn’t have otherwise met. It is a pleasure to get to know everyone. Our book club discussions deepen my understanding and enjoyment of these diverse and interesting books!
I joined the Girly Book Club because I wanted to meet more like-minded women and discuss amazing books with equally amazing women. I have never been the most outgoing person, but with book club I feel like I have found my niche. My favorite part of hosting is meeting new members and learning more about their book tastes. I love how our discussions evolve and develop the closer we get as a group and there is always something said that surprises me or changes my thinking.
I found GBC when I was looking for a way to meet women who loved to read like I do. What I found was an incredible, diverse and exciting group of friends who are willing to discuss an unlimited array of topics and books….brain food!
I joined the GBC to meet new people and develop new friendships. I also wanted to get new reading suggestions and broaden my my genre choices to include books I wouldn’t have necessarily chosen for myself. Since joining, I have developed a love for new authors and books already!
Why I love hosting? Talking about a favorite past time and getting to meet a wonderful group of women, what could be better?!!!
I joined GBC because it offered exactly the format of a club that I was looking for. I look forward to Hosting the Hamilton Chapter, meeting new friends and reading great books.
Being able to share my passion for reading while making lifelong friends is amazing. The book club has really impacted my life, and I love being a part of this sisterhood.
The Girly Book Club has encouraged me to read books I would never have picked up and like them. I love our monthly meetings, seeing old friends and meeting new ones. It’s always a pleasure.
It is a true pleasure to co-host the Whitby GBC chapter. I look forward to our monthly meetings where we discuss the book, chat, laugh, enjoy good food and even better company. It is wonderful to spend time with new friends as well as familiar, friendly faces.
I joined the Girly Book Club as my 2016 New Years Resolution, and it’s been the only one that’s stuck! It’s all thanks to having such an incredible group of women. Every month, I look forward to seeing everyone and hearing what they have to say about the books we’ve been reading.
It is a real pleasure to host the Stuttgart GBC. Sharing ideas and opinions about the books we are reading and the themes within the books is a great way to make friends and share a few laughs. Our monthly meetup is quickly becoming my favourite day of the month.
I recently relocated to Brooklyn from Denver and was looking for a fun way to meet some great ladies. My favorite part about hosting is getting to encourage the ladies to attend and being able to meet everyone at the meetings.
I’m passionate about reading and passionate about my girlfriends so it seemed a no-brainer to start a GBC chapter!
I run the Collingwood GBC chapter with my friend Angela and I love chatting about the books each month with our members!
I love hosting the Girly Book Club, it’s been an excellent way to meet people after recently moving to Cincinnati. I appreciate that the club makes me read books I otherwise might not pick up, and the discussion questions always lead to fun conversation!
I have know Erin her whole life and have watched the GBC grow. I couldn’t wait to host the chapter in her home town. I love to read and love to be able to talk about the book with some great new friends and some great old friends as well!
I am excited about hosting the San Diego Chapter of GBC and meeting new friends. I’m also looking forward to being a part of something bigger to discuss books and life with members.
I really enjoy reading authors and genres that I might not have been exposed to without the Girly Book Club. It’s amazing to think about all the women around the world reading the same book we are, and I love the virtual book group meetings where we get the chance to interact with the authors. No matter who shows up at a Baltimore Girly Book Club meeting, there’s always friendly faces and a lively discussion.
There are many reasons I love hosting the book club. One of the main reasons is it’s the kind of book club I’ve always loved, an event mix of books and conversation with lovely ladies. Another reason is I’m reading books I would not have thought of or otherwise picked up.
I love hosting because I’m a huge book nerd! My degree is in English, and I run a book blog called Literary Quicksand. Every month, I look forward to hanging out with my group of ladies and chatting about books!
I love hosting for GBC because I get to meet people each month and join a global network of people with the same love of reading as me. I’ve learned that reading doesn’t need to be a lonely experience.
This year I moved to Philadelphia from NYC and know very few people in my new city. GBC has given me the opportunity to meet new people and add some fuel to my literary fire. I am so glad I joined and began hosting GBC … it’s been great!
I started as a member of the Toronto GBC and when I moved to Minneapolis, I wanted to continue on with GBC and started the chapter here. My favorite thing about GBC is meeting amazing new people and discovering new books/genres.
One of the things I love most about the Girly book club is finding new books I would have never picked up and read before. One of my favourite books from the last year was a GBC book and I don’t think I would have discovered it otherwise.
Erin is one of my best friends and I’ve been watching the GBC grow since day one. It’s nice to get out of the house and have adult conversations around a book that I definitely wouldn’t have found the time to read unless Erin made me.
I recently moved to Canada and I loved it when I joined GBC, I was able to meet a group of amazing, like minded woman who welcomed me to the group and Vancouver. I look forward to doing the same for you.
My favourite thing about GBC is meeting new friends and reading books that I normally wouldn’t read! We always have a great discussion and enjoy some good food and wine.
Being new to Boston, joining a book club was a great way to meet new people. I enjoyed it so much that when an opening arose to become a host I jumped at the chance. My favorite thing is hearing how each book provokes a different reaction from every person. It makes for lively, passionate conversations, with so many perspectives and opinions. I love seeing these women returning month after month making friends, having fun & enjoying great books.
My favorite thing about the Phoenix Chapter is how the members have become friends. I love that we get to to share the experiences and adventures that come with a good books. It is great that each can woman bring their own unique set of values and perspectives into our discussions. The women of the GBC not only keep the meetings fun but create a positive learning experience as well.
I’ve discovered some of my favourite books through the Girly Book Club and love getting the chance to discuss them with some like-minded ladies over a few cocktails!
I am new to Saskatoon and hoping to connect with fellow book lovers and make new friends. I was a member of the Calgary chapter and loved the conversation and look forward to discussing books and life with the “girls” in my new city.
As a new “empty nester”, I was looking for something to do that was just for ME, and the GBC fit the bill! I am reading more than I ever have, and love being introduced to books I would never have picked out myself. The best part is getting together with a group of women each month to talk about life, travel, work (and oh, yeah, the book too). I also love scrolling through the GBC Facebook page as I’m reading the book to share the experience with other women from around the world.
I enjoy the challenge of new books each month, and more importantly, the fun and amazing women that I meet at book club each month!
I spent a few months as a member of the Halifax Girly Book Club while I was living there last year. I really enjoyed the chance to meet an amazing group women, discuss our love of reading, and have a fun outing every month. I was looking for something similar when I moved to Waterloo in the summer, but haven’t found it yet, so I decided to start a chapter of the GBC here.
Hi I’m Courtney and in my free time, you will always find a book in my hand. I am excited to meet other women who not only enjoy reading but are excited to discuss all things books as well.
I am new to Knoxville and am looking forward to making new friends and reading great books!
I have loved every GBC book selection to date, and enjoy the opportunity to read books I wouldn’t have otherwise picked up. The atmosphere of the GBC is laid back and fun, and the women are incredible! It’s the perfect combination!
I am so excited to launch the Oxford Girly Book Club. I was a member of the Girly Book Club when I was living in Sydney and Wellington and it was one of the highlights of my time in both cities. I’m an avid reader and love it when I get the chance to read books I may not have found on my own. I love the premise of GBC of bringing all kinds of women together and can’t wait to see how the Oxford club develops.
I wanted to become a host of a GBC chapter because I belonged to a chapter when I lived in Denver and I loved the diverse group of women the GBC brings together. I’m new to Kansas City and I think that the GBC is the perfect way for women from all walks of life to come together, read great books, enjoy great drinks, and make amazing friendships.
I love hosting the Melbourne Girly Book Club. It’s something I look forward to every month and I love welcoming new members to the fold.
Why Open a GBC Chapter? I live in a beautiful city that has so much to offer…except a Girly Book Club. So, when I first heard about the GBC I knew North Bay needed to get on board. Reading, drinking wine, meeting new people and socializing – count me in!
Since meeting a great bunch of girls (and enjoying lots of books I’d never have chosen for myself!) in the Sydney Australia chapter of the GBC, I knew I wanted to launch a Bristol chapter once I returned home from my travels. Because of that group, I broadened my reading horizons and made wonderful friends I have to this day. As I love socializing, reading and the beautiful city Bristol, the Bristol Chapter of GBC is the best combination of my favorite things. I look forward to meeting you!
I am grateful for opportunity GBC provides, reading booking and meeting new people. I love the diversity of books that are selected each month. I can’t wait to start reading my next book.
One of my friends in Houston suggested The Girly Book Club. I’m so thankful that she did! It’s my hope that the Dallas chapter gives others an option, and a place to go, that wasn’t available before. I can’t wait to see the chapter grow and make new friends along the way.
I love how friendly and open everyone is at these meetings. As an introvert, I have struggled finding a social circle right for me. With The Girly Book Club, everyone is welcome to come as they are and enjoy an evening out to discuss a shared hobby, reading! The experience has been a lot of fun for me, and I have met some great people.
The GBC gave me a lot of friends to lean on when I first moved to DC and didn’t know anyone. Now that I’ve been living here for a year, I want to be more involved in the community and foster that friendship for other women who might be in the same place I was a year ago!
I’m Anjali, a solo practice attorney that works from home but loves the company of other women with similar interests! I am an avid reader, usually reading anything I can get my hands on and my husband and I just moved back to Fort Myers after years away (we grew up here but went to college and grad school other places!). I’m really looking forward to hosting and meeting all the amazing women in the area.
I’ve heard so many wonderful things about GBC from my girlfriends in other cities that it seemed like the perfect way to meet intelligent, thoughtful women in my new town. When there wasn’t a NOLA chapter, it only made sense to reach out about starting one!
I was excited to host a Girly Book Club chapter to find like-minded women in Saint Petersburg who like to read, drink wine and make new friends!
Having heard about GBC through one of my girlfriends in Vienna, I searched and noticed Cambridge didn’t have one! I absolutely jumped at the opportunity to host a new Chapter. There’s no better way to make friends than over a book and a nice glass of wine (or coffee).