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 Madeline Miller
In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft. When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe's place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home. There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe's independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
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 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
"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
"Over the Top" by Jonathan van Ness
"The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller
"The Angel of History" by Rabih Alameddine
"Tranny" by Laura Jane Grace
"Giovanni's Room" by James Baldwin
"Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit" by Jaye Robin Brown