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
Physical copies of the book are available (while supplies last).
March 9 - Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller*+
Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath.
They are trained by the centaur Chiron in the arts of war and medicine, but when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.
2022 Discussion Titles
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call your local library!
Print Copies for Virtual book clubs
Print copies are available while supplies last. Email email@example.com 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.