A few months ago I revived my online book club Sister Reads for the rest of 2020. In light of everything that is happening in the world right now, I wanted to dedicate the rest of the year to reading books written by diverse authors, and thought it would be a great project for the book club too!
Since we read a book from the Rory Gilmore list on a bi-monthly basis, I went through the list to find those books that qualified, so we would still be able to work on our checklists. The response from the club was really positive, and along with three of the Rory Gilmore books, we also chose three other diverse authors for a total of six books for the rest of 2020. The Diverse Authors Projects was born!
Here is the list of books we chose
Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marques
A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
We’ve read and discussed the first four already. This month we’re reading A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum, and our discussion will be held on December 6th. If you’d like to be a part of it join the book club group, or sign up for reminders. (You’ll also get a printable copy of the Rory Gilmore book list).
What have you been reading lately? Did this year’s current events change your reading patterns? Let’s chat in the group!