Hi! I’m Annie, founder of soThis, and I have a confession. I hate book clubs.
Well, I hate book clubs that are a thinly-veiled excuse to drink wine and hang out. (I am totally down for that – just call it that!)
I also can’t stand book clubs that pick a “safe,” easy-to-read book instead of selecting something more challenging or controversial.
I believe the challenge is where the magic happens.
soThis book club was born during the COVID lockdown, when I was reminded how books can be a means of both discovery and escape. I realized firsthand the power of having a community with a shared love of reading and having a place for connection and rich discussion.
FYI, the inspiration for our name comes from the badass goddess Sothis, whose name means “skilled woman.”
A little about me: I’m a super-reader who has had my nose in a book since 1975.
I’m a morning person, a Capricorn, and an eternal optimist who’s happiest when I’m crushing my TBR pile and hanging at the beach with my 4 (usually) great kids and 1 very naughty miniature schnauzer.