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

IN JUNE

by L. C. Rosen

 Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. It's where he met his best friends. It's where he takes to the stage in the big musical. And it's where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim—who's only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists. This year, however, it's going to be different. Randy has reinvented himself as 'Del'—buff, masculine, and on the market. Even if it means giving up show tunes, nail polish, and his unicorn bedsheets, he's determined to get Hudson to fall for him. But as he and Hudson grow closer, Randy has to ask himself: How much is he willing to change for love? And is it really love anyway, if Hudson doesn't know who he truly is?

CAMP

NEXT MEETING:

June 26th

  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:


1) Check the Hoopla app or Cloud Library!  They are both free to use if you have a library card with Gail Borden, and feature many audio books and ebooks, as well as other digital materials.

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

PREVIOUS READs

Apr 2021
Apr 2021

"Brokeback Mountain" short story by Annie Proulx

Mar 2021
Mar 2021

"Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Feb 2021
Feb 2021

"Full Disclosure" by Camryn Garrett

Jan 2021
Jan 2021

"Circe" by Madeline Miller

Dec 2020
Dec 2020

"Boyfriend Material" by Alexis Hall

Nov 2020
Nov 2020

"Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars" by Kai Cheng Thom

Oct 2020
Oct 2020

"The Gilda Stories" by Jewelle Gomez

Sept 2019
Sept 2019

"Redefining Realness" by Janet Mock

Aug 2020
Aug 2020

"Over the Top" by Jonathan van Ness

July 2020
July 2020

"The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller