Book Clubs at Volumes
Need some new reads? We've got you covered.
Volumes bookclubs 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!
Unless otherwise specified, book clubs meet the Second Thursday of every month!
August Book Clubs Meet September 13th!
Book of the Month: Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays by Chelsea Hodson
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Feminist Book Club: If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar
Trans & Gay Authors Book Club: Even This Page Is White by Vivek Shraya
Past Book Club Selections:
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
January: Book 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 City, Ancillary 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