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 AUGUST

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.

Honey Girl

NEXT MEETING:

August 28th

  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

July 2021
July 2021

"Magic for Liars" by Sarah Gailey

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Jun 2021
Jun 2021

"Camp" by L. C. Rosen

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Apr 2021
Apr 2021

"Brokeback Mountain" short story by Annie Proulx

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Mar 2021
Mar 2021

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

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Feb 2021
Feb 2021

"Full Disclosure" by Camryn Garrett

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Jan 2021
Jan 2021

"Circe" by Madeline Miller

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Dec 2020
Dec 2020

"Boyfriend Material" by Alexis Hall

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Nov 2020
Nov 2020

"Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars" by Kai Cheng Thom

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Oct 2020
Oct 2020

"The Gilda Stories" by Jewelle Gomez

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Sept 2019
Sept 2019

"Redefining Realness" by Janet Mock

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