Book Groups Open to New Members!

New! Book Clubs Forming Now!

An organizational meeting is held in the Fall for WAHHI members who sign up either at the luncheon meeting or online showing interest in joining a new book Club. At that time, the group will be led to decide time, place, type of book, etc. Members will choose their spokesperson and name of their group.

Please contact Cindy Villena at 843-785-7833, or


Leader – Jackie Cordray, 843-689-5831 or; Helpers: Ann Gillen & Pat Korb

For women who love to read — or maybe write, our group consists of a very short topic-of-the-day discussion, a speaker presentation on a reading-related subject and Dutch treat lunch following the meeting at a nearby restaurant. This is not a traditional book group so members do not have to prepare for the meetings.

  • Day: First Tuesday of October, December, February and April at 10:30am
  • Location: Tidepointe Ballroom
  • Fee: No Charge; Lunch is optional

2019-20 Program Schedule

October 1       Hear how Holly Bounds Jackson, director of content and operations at SCETV’s Beaufort office, and Dr. Caroline Sawyer, USCB communications professor, together with Sawyer’s students, have launched By the River, a statewide weekly interview program highlighting South Carolina authors.  Lunch at Red Fish.

December 3    Sally R. Murphy, dubbed the Sea Turtle Queen, will discuss her memoir, Turning the Tide, about her 30-year career with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. A wildlife biologist, she’s responsible for establishing the state’s sea turtle protection and marine mammal stranding programs, sometimes against great odds.  Lunch at Black Marlin.

February 4     Rebecca Dwight Bruff, fascinated by the story of slave-turned-politician RobertSmalls, moved across country to research and write her debut novel, Trouble theWater, about his life.  Weaving history and fiction, mixing white stories and black, she has written what may become a “Carolina classic.”  Lunch at One Hot Mama’s.

April 7            It’s a Wrap!  Jackie Cordray, retiring Bookmarkers leader after 10 years at the helm, in her “swan song” shares some of her writings–poetry and prose–that she has created at different times during her life. Lunch at Charlie’s L’Etoile.

All meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. at TidePointe.  An optional Dutch treat lunch follows.

These Book Clubs Are Closed and are not accepting new members.

Blue Stockings

Co-Leader – Nancy Lee, 843-706-3796 or and Sue Wesling, 513-295-1716 or

The hostess selects the book to be read and leads the discussion in her home or a club room.  There is no fee. This group is closed.

Books & Banter

Leader – Cindy Villena, 843-785-7833 or

The Books & Banter Book Club was organized in January 2016. Its members meet monthly on the fourth Monday of the month at 1:00 pm.  Meetings are held at member’s homes, or other locations selected by each month’s hostess. This group is closed.


Leader: Bobbie Helbig, 508-864-9598,

This group is a group of women who are all ‘castaways” from there to here! We meet at Hilton Head library the 4th Tuesday of the month from 2:00-4:00pm. At this time, the group is closed.

Ladies, Lunch and Literature

Leader – Joan Grayson, 843-706-3792 or

Members choose current books to read. Discussions are held as the group enjoys lunch at various restaurants. This group is full.

Seriously In Sync Book Club (SIS)

Leader – Brenda Street, 502-641-6435 or

The SIS Club meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month throughout the year for lively discussion of books chosen by members.  Meetings are held in member’s homes. Occasionally the group will choose to meet at a restaurant or take a field trip to a nearby attraction. The group is open to all points of view and embraces diversity. The group is currently full.

Southern Writers

Leader – Bernadette Strong, 607-426-3530 or

The women of the Southern Writers Book Club pursue the evolution of Southern literature through the words of female authors. They attempt an in-depth analysis of common literature and social threads through chronological readings from the Antebellum Period to Contemporary Literature. This group is currently closed.

  • Day: 2:00pm on the second Wednesday of the month, January through June, except in April due to Passover where April 1st is the alternate date.
  • Location: Member homes

Women of Words Book Club (WOW)

Leader – Linda Sheets, 419-230-7017 or

The WOW Book Club was organized in January 2015, and its members meet monthly on the First Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm.  We enjoy getting to know each other while discussing a wide variety of books selected by the members. Meetings are held at member’s homes, or other locations selected by each month’s hostess.  The group is full.

* These groups require a fee & may have additional fees for extra field trips, meals, etc.

~ New this year.