Book Clubs at Volumes

Need some new reads? We've got you covered.

Volumes book clubs are informal - just pick up the book and drop by for the discussion to chat with some friendly people about this month's selection.

No pressure - we're more dorky than intellectual. We just want to drink coffee (or beer, or wine) and hear what you thought!

At Volumes in Wicker Park every FIrst Thursday of the month:


Past book club selections:


MarchThe Upstairs House by Julia Fine


January: BOTM - Outline by Rachel Cusk; SFF - 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami; Feminist - In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado


SeptemberBook Club Combo! - Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
June: BOTM - The Welsh Fasting Girl by Varley O'Connor; SFF - Exhalation by Ted Chiang; Feminist - The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker; Transgender Authors Book Club - What About the Rest of Your Life by Sung Yim

May: BOTM - The Emissary by Yoko Tawada; SFF - Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami; Feminist - The New Me by Halle Butler; Transgender Authors Book Club - Transgender History by Susan Stryker

April: BOTM - Who Killed My Father by Edouard Louis; SFF - Ambiguity Machines by Vandana Singh; Feminist -  We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby; Transgender Authors Book Club - Sissy by Jacob Tobia

March: BOTM - The Book of Delights by Ross Gay; SFF - Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff; Feminist -  Rag by Maryse Meijer; Transgender Authors Book Club - Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

February: BOTM - McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh; SFF - How Long 'Til Black Future Month by N. K. Jemison; Feminist -  Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys; Transgender Authors Book Club - You Only Live Twice by Chase Joynt and Mike Hoolboom

January: BOTM - Certain American States by Catherine Lacey; SFF - The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers; Feminist -  To Suppress Women's Writing by Joanna Russ; Transgender Authors Book Club - Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton


July: BOTM - Tin Man by Sarah Winman; SFF - The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal; Feminist -  Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde; NEW! Trans & Gay Authors Book Club - Gender Outlaws  by Kate Bornstein

June: BOTM - In the DIstance by Hernan Diaz; SFF - American Hippo by Sarah Gailey; Feminist -  Nevada by Imogen Binnie

May: BOTM - The Tyrant by Stephen Greenblatt ; SFF - The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang; Feminist -  Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

April: BOTM - The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin ; SFF - Space Opera by Catherynne M Valente; Feminist -  How We Get Free by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

March: BOTM - Geek Love by Katherine Dunn ; SFF - Binti Triology by Nnedi Okorafor; Feminist - The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

February: BOTM - The Crown Ain't Worth Much by Hanif Abdurraqib; SFF - Semiosis by Sue Burke; Feminist - Communion: The Female Search for Love by Bell Hooks 

JanuaryBook Club Trifecta! - Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado


December: See Above

November: The Secret Place by Tana French, Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay (Feminist), Autonomous by Annalee Newitz (Sci-fi)

October:Tell me How it Ends An Essay in 40  Questions By Valeria Luiselli ,The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (Feminist) Lovecraft Country By Matt Ruff  (,Sci-fi Book Club)

September: Found Audio N.J. Campbell , The Argonauts By Maggie Nelson (Feminist ), Too Like The Lightning by Ada Palmer (Sci-Fi)

August: Devil in a White CityAncillary Justice by Anne Leckie (Sci-Fi), Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit (Feminist)

May: A People's History of Chicago by Kevin Coval, Women Without Men by Shahrnush Parsipur (feminist), Binti by Nnendi Okoafor (Sci-fi)

April: The Lost City of Z by David Grann, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a GIrlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston, The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

March: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante, All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

February: Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash (Volumes), Women Race & Class by Angela Davis (Feminist), and Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (Sci-fi)

January: Whatever Happened to Interracial Love by Kathleen Collins (Volumes), Beloved by Toni Morrison (Feminist), and The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury (Sci-fi)


November: Gold Fame Citrus by  Claire Watkins, Trainwreck by Sady Doyle (Inaugural Feminist), The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin (Sci-fi)

October:  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Sci-fi) 

September: The Vegetarian by Han Kang, Chicago: City on the Make by Nelson Algren, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein (Sci-fi)

August: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (Sci-fi)

July: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

June: Chicago by Brian Doyle

May: Neverhome by Laird Hunt

April: Bottomland by Michelle Hoover


The Book of X By Sarah Rose Etter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937512811
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - July 16th, 2019

Dead Astronauts: A Novel By Jeff VanderMeer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374276805
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Published: MCD - December 3rd, 2019

All About Love: New Visions (Love Song to the Nation #1) By bell hooks Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060959470
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2018

And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories and Other Revenges By Amber Sparks Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631496202
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Published: Liveright - February 11th, 2020