Overbooked — Book Club | Cedar Rapids Moms

Overbooked — Book Club with Cedar Rapids Moms

Overbooked, a cherished community of literature enthusiasts, gathers together each month to create a haven of intellectual growth, camaraderie, and shared passions. This book club is tailor-made for mothers in Cedar Rapids, offering them a unique opportunity to connect with fellow moms who share a love for reading and a desire to nurture their intellectual curiosity. Meeting on the first Monday of each month, Overbooked aims to make the art of storytelling and the world of books accessible to busy mothers in the local area.

With a focus on creating a welcoming and supportive atmosphere, Overbooked selects a diverse range of books that cater to varying tastes and interests. Each month, members gather at a local business, creating a cozy environment that encourages meaningful discussions, personal connections, and the exchange of diverse perspectives. This unique gathering serves as a refreshing escape from daily responsibilities, allowing Cedar Rapids moms to immerse themselves in the magic of literature, sharing laughter, insights, and the occasional cup of coffee or tea. Whether you’re an avid reader or simply someone looking to add a bit more literary adventure to your life, Overbooked is the perfect place for local mothers to come together, connect, and explore the boundless world of books.

Overbooked is more than just a reading group; it’s a lifeline for mothers seeking intellectual stimulation, community, and self-care in the midst of their busy lives. The first Monday of each month becomes a source of excitement as members gather to discuss the selected book, but it’s also a time for nurturing friendships, finding kindred spirits, and fostering a sense of belonging within the Cedar Rapids community. As this book club thrives, it not only enhances the reading experience but also becomes a cornerstone of support for local mothers, proving that even in the whirlwind of motherhood, there’s always room for a good story and meaningful connections.

November 2023

Book Synopsis

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author known for her “superb pacing, twisted characters, and captivating prose” (BuzzFeed), Lisa Jewell returns with a scintillating new psychological thriller about a woman who finds herself the subject of her own popular true crime podcast.

Celebrating her forty-fifth birthday at her local pub, popular podcaster Alix Summer crosses paths with an unassuming woman called Josie Fair. Josie, it turns out, is also celebrating her forty-fifth birthday. They are, in fact, birthday twins.

A few days later, Alix and Josie bump into each other again, this time outside Alix’s children’s school. Josie has been listening to Alix’s podcasts and thinks she might be an interesting subject for her series. She is, she tells Alix, on the cusp of great changes in her life.

Josie’s life appears to be strange and complicated, and although Alix finds her unsettling, she can’t quite resist the temptation to keep making the podcast. Slowly she starts to realize that Josie has been hiding some very dark secrets, and before she knows it, Josie has inveigled her way into Alix’s life–and into her home.

But, as quickly as she arrived, Josie disappears. Only then does Alix discover that Josie has left a terrible and terrifying legacy in her wake, and that Alix has become the subject of her own true crime podcast, with her life and her family’s lives under mortal threat.

Who is Josie Fair? And what has she done?


November 6, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.


HEA Book Boutique
1026 7th Ave
Marion, Iowa


None of This is True by Lisa Jewel

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