The Give a Sh*t Book Club

Why "Give a Sh*t?" I started this online book club last year because I wanted to hold myself accountable for reading diversely and engaging with tough topics. I give a shit about what's going on in the world, so I read to educate and inform myself. I welcome you to join me!

Here’s how it works: Every month, I pick a book that in one way or another promotes diversity or has social or political relevance. Then the last Saturday of the month, I post my thoughts and reflections about the book, and anyone who so desires can jump in on the discussion too.

This month's book: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Published last year, it was a finalist for the National Book Award and appeared on tons of "Best Books of 2017" lists. 

From the publisher: "Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity."

Want to participate? Get your hands on a copy of the book, read it, and meet back here on Saturday, January 27th for a virtual book club discussion. Already have plans that day? No problem, the comments will stay open for a couple weeks, so you can jump in whenever you have time.

See below our previous Give a Sh*t Book Club discussions.