Ladies who love books, listen up.

The Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center is launching a new "Chick Lit" book group that focuses on women's experiences in novels as written by contemporary American women writers.

"Our purpose will be to share lively discussion and the joy of reading books," writer Mickie R. Singer said in a news release.

Singer, who is the catalyst behind the new club, will serve as its facilitator.

The books selected for the group reflect a variety of genres, subjects and writing styles that are all centered on women's concerns and relationships, according to the release.

"Each book will have something unique to present to us, making us wonder, learn, laugh, discover, explore, question or affirm and fill us with awe," Singer said.

The first meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 11, with a discussion about "A Girl Named Zippy" by Haven Kimmel.

The story is a memoir of Kimmel's childhood in a small town in post-war Indiana.

Meetings will be held from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.

Interested readers can attend either session.

Titles are available to borrow from the library.

According to Singer, interested participants can join along the way and are welcome to come even if they have not read that month's featured book.

All sessions will be held at Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center, 66 Walnut Springs Road in Hellam Township.

For more information or to join the book club, contact the library at (717) 252-4080.

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'Chick Lit' book club

Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center will host a "Chick Lit" book club focusing on women's experiences in novels, as written by contemporary American women writers.

A different title will be discussed each month. The following books will be included:

  • "A Girl Named Zippy: growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana" by Haven Kimmel
  • "The Bean Trees" by Barbara Kingsolver
  • "Beloved" by Toni Morrison
  • "Between, Georgia" by Joshilyn Jackson
  • "The Dovekeepers" by Alice Hoffman
  • "The Faith Club: a Muslim, a Christian, a Jew - three women search for understanding" by Rayna Idiby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner
  • "Ghost Riders" by Sharyn McCrumb
  • "Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind" by Ann B. Ross
  • "Riding The Bus with My Sister" by Rachel Simon
  • "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd
  • "The Sugar Queen" by Sarah Addison Allen
  • "The Wednesday Sisters" by Meg Waite Clayton