The Queer Romance Book Club is a group of adults that reads and discusses queer romance stories of all kinds. From new releases to older stories, contemporary to historical settings (with even some fantasy on occasion!), the books we'll read will also feature diverse pairings/configurations, sexualities, and gender expressions. Join us on the second Tuesday of every month to go deep on the themes, tropes, and emotions that connect the titles we read, or drop in for your favorite books or sub-genres! All are welcome!
This Month's book is Shaken to the Core by Jae
No registration is required. This Zoom link will allow you to join the meeting at any time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83064113528
March: You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi
April: Saint by Sierra Simone
May: Chef’s Choice by TJ Alexander
June: D'Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. Higgins
July: The Prospects by K.T. Hoffman
August: A Novel Arrangement by Arden Powell
September: Margo Zimmerman Gets the Girl by Sara Waxelbaum & Brianna R. Shrum
October: Kinship and Kindness by Kara Jorgensen
About the facilitators:
Kira Apple (she/her) has been a bookseller at Charis since the summer of 2020. Originally from Pennsylvania, she first discovered a love of romance through fan fiction and fantasy novels. Now, she reads broadly across fantasy, sci-fi, and romance, and is a huge fan of queer lit and media. In addition to swooning over romantic things, Kira enjoys tabletop roleplaying, video games, crocheting, writing, and wrangling her three cats. You can find her on Twitter @keekrbeekr.
Kate Harlan (she/her) has lived in Atlanta her whole life. She loves queer stories, devouring queer romance, fantasy, and sci-fi books with both her ears and her eyes at what some say is an alarming rate. She tweets about what she reads @katereadsqueer on Twitter. When she's not reading (and, honestly, sometimes while she's listening to books), she's gardening with children in her neighborhood, doing jigsaw puzzles, petting her dog, or knitting.
The event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Donate via this link: www.chariscircle.org/donate
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Kate Winthrop, the only child of a wealthy shipping magnate, has the course of her life charted for her by her parents. She's expected to marry well and produce a successor to the Winthrop empire. But Kate has a very different path in mind. Her true passion lies with photography-and with women.