At one time, I was an active member of 2 book clubs. The first book club I joined met on Sunday's once a month and focused on chick lit. Chick lit isn't what I normally read and doesn't really challenge me much, but I was looking to meet new people and make new friends in the process. This particular book club met at a restaurant that was approximately 30-45 minutes away, depending on whether I took back roads or the highway. Soon after, another book club opened closer to where I lived and worked (approximately 15-20 minutes away). This book club read books that were a little deeper and more in depth and had 2 selections to choose from each time we met (every 4-6 weeks). It was this second book club that decided to read the A Song of Ice and Fire series, which when we started to read them, there were only four in publication. The fifth book came out as the group was finishing up the fourth book, which of course everyone agreed we had to read the fifth one.