November 20, 2018

We'll be meeting somewhere we can see the movie The Hate U Give, and possibly somewhere we can eat dinner beforehand, around 6pm. More details TBD, but check back here!

The book we'll be discussing in December is still Becoming by Michelle Obama. Enter your name and email address below, and I'll add you to my email list. I will only email you once per month to remind you about book club details, and I promise not to sell your email address.


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Book Club Info

After spending most of 2017 avoiding the news and generally not engaging much with people or culture outside my home and family (for my sanity's sake - I gave birth to a baby girl three days after our last presidential election), I'm starting my very own book club to help get me back into the world in 2018. Women only. Authors who are women of color only. We'll meet once a month, on the last Tuesday of the month, and we will be serious about doing the reading and coming ready to discuss it. I hope you'll join me, and I hope together we'll grow and learn and get uncomfortable for the sake of making the world a better/kinder/more peaceful place for our children.

Here’s a (mostly) finalized list of the books we'll read. I ultimately decided that fiction is most important to me, and that reading newer books is probably useful for the context of what we’re trying to do here. I figured you might like to plan ahead a bit, so here you go! Most of these titles are readily available at the Denver Public Library now but a few won't be published in paperback until later in the year, if that matters to you. This is a low stakes but serious book club, so there's no need to commit to anything other than reading books. Just come if you can/want to!

January - Salvage The Bones by Jesmyn Ward

February - Hunger by Roxane Gay

March - Future Home Of The Living God by Louise Erdrich

April - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

May - Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

June - Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig

July - Her Body And Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

August - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

September - The Leavers by Lisa Ko

October - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 

November - Meeting up to see The Hate U Give movie (Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli will be our first book in 2019!)

December - Becoming by Michelle Obama