Queer Book Club
Join us in friendly, casual discussions of various pieces of LGBTQ+ literature spanning all genres and subjects. We meet online the last Saturday of every month!
WHAT WE'RE READING
by Morgan Rogers
With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know…until she does exactly that.
This one moment of departure from her stern ex-military father’s plans for her life has Grace wondering why she doesn’t feel more fulfilled from completing her degree. Staggering under the weight of her father’s expectations, a struggling job market and feelings of burnout, Grace flees her home in Portland for a summer in New York with the wife she barely knows.
When reality comes crashing in, Grace must face what she’s been running from all along—the fears that make us human, the family scars that need to heal and the longing for connection, especially when navigating the messiness of adulthood.
4 PM • VIRTUAL
Due to COVID-19 precautions, we will be holding all meetings virtually until further notice. If you would like to attend, please send an email to ELGbtq@gmail.com with the subject line "Book Club" and an invite link will be sent to you. No downloads required!
Tips for Obtaining Books:
If you do not wish to purchase the book of the month, first--check our local library! Gail Borden Public Library has many of the books we cover. If there are no copies available in stock, you can either:
2) Submit a material request form from Gail Borden! Make sure you mention that it's for a Book Club in the "Additional Information" field, so they get the materials asap! You can submit a material request form here.
3) Ask our members! Many members like to purchase physical copies of books we cover, or already own one, so reach out and see if anyone is willing to lend it to you.
If there's a book with LGBTQ+ subjects or themes that you're interested in, please recommend it to us! We are always looking for our next picks.
HELP US PICK OUR NEXT BOOK
"Magic for Liars" by Sarah Gailey
"Camp" by L. C. Rosen
"Brokeback Mountain" short story by Annie Proulx
"Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Saenz
"Full Disclosure" by Camryn Garrett
"Circe" by Madeline Miller
"Boyfriend Material" by Alexis Hall
"Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars" by Kai Cheng Thom
"The Gilda Stories" by Jewelle Gomez
"Redefining Realness" by Janet Mock