Book Clubs

We believe that great books are even better when you share them.

Midtown Reader hosts weekly book club meetings to gather our community to read, think, and share. You can join one, or attend all four! Scroll down to see what books we're reading this fall.

 

Decolonial Dive Club

Decolonial Dive with Amada Barrios

Nonfiction, Latin American History

Considering history is what Amada lives and breathes, it's no surprise that this is the theme for his first book club!

These books, and the discussions in which we'll be engaging, will explore a holistic understanding of Latin America and the world today. Whether you’re a complete beginner in Latin American history or a seasoned vet, this book club is for you! 

This club is for anyone with an interest in looking at history and systems of exploitation and finding where to look for accessible and reliable information.

Discourse on Colonialism by Aime Cesaire 9/4/2022

Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano 10/2/2022

Central America’s Forgotten History by Aviva Chomsky 11/6/2022

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Fight Club Book Club

Fight Club Book Club with Gina Marks

90's fiction, masculinities, satire

The first rule of this book club is that you talk about book club. Fight Club Book Club will explore 90s fiction centering around masculine identities. We'll discuss violence and vulgarity, films and cultural legacies, and whatever else the conversation carries us to. Come join us for mischief and mayhem (and probably some soap) 

 

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis 9/11/2022

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk 10/9/2022

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh 11/13/2022

 

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Murder and Mind Games

Murder and Mind Games with Sally Bradshaw and Jill Hart

Mystery/Thriller

Jill & Sally love a good mystery! If you love thrillers and mystery as well, you'll LOVE this book club. 

 

Verity by Colleen Hoover 9/18/2022

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz 10/16/2022

Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell 11/20/2022

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Not your mom's romance

Not Your Mom's Romance with Johana-Marie Williams

contemporary romance, fiction

This book club showcases how the romance genre has grown to meet the challenges of the 21st-century reader. Read these books with us to see how next-gen authors are diving into character development, consent, and representation while still giving us that sweet happily ever!

The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel 9/25/2022

A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland 10/23/2022

Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade 11/27/2022

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Book Club Subscription

While anyone and everyone is welcome to attend book club (you don’t have to buy from us), we’ve put together a special Book Club Member subscription box option!

 

You can pay one fee for the 3-month period and you’ll receive:

  • A copy of each book your club is reading
  • A Midtown Reader gift
  • A special gift your book club leader will pick for you

Other perks of subscribing to the book club include:

  • Free home delivery or shipping
  • A discount at Argonaut Cafe during book club meetings
  • A chance to meet and chat with other book lovers