Program Type:Books, Literature, & Writing, English, LGBTQIA+, Library & Community, Virtual
Join librarians virtually to discuss books centering on LGBTQ+ voices.
Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month (January-December) from 6-7 pm.
For more information please visit: https://sonomalibrary.org/queerbookclub
Check out through Hoopla or through the library find catalogue.
January 12 - Gender Queer: a Memoir by Maia Kobabe*+
In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity--what it means and how to think about it--for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.
2022 Discussion Titles
February 9 - Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde*+
March 9 - Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller*+
April 13 - Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color*+
May 11 - On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong+
June 8 - One Last Stop by Casey Mcquiston+
July 13 - Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin+
August 10 - Ace: What Sexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen+
September 14 - In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado*+
October 12 - Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas*+
November 9 - Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction by Joshua Whitehead (Editor)*+
December 14 - The Color Purple by Alice Walker*+
* E-Books or e-audiobooks are available through Hoopla
Books available through Hoopla are always available for unlimited checkout.
+ E-Books or e-audiobooks are available through Overdrive.
Advance Registration Required - Virtual
Advance registration is required. Registered participants will receive the Zoom invite one hour prior to the scheduled event.
Questions? Or if you need special accommodations, please let us know. Email: email@example.com or call your local library!
Print Copies for Virtual book clubs
Print copies are available while supplies last. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have a copy sent to your local library for pickup. Leave your name, phone number, and requested library location in the message. Print books available upon request until 1 week before the program.