The Give a Sh*t Book Club

Are you horrified by recent events in our nation and around the world? Do you want to use your reading to grow in open-mindedness and empathy? Are you looking to diversify your reading list? 

Welcome to the Give a Sh*t Book Club!

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.

The next book selection of The Give a Sh*t Book Club is Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera. Now seems like a great time to show some love to a Puerto Rican author, considering the recent hurricane and humanitarian crisis there. And I've heard great things about this book! 

From the publisher: "Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one that’s going to help her figure out this whole “Puerto Rican lesbian” thing. She’s interning with the author of her favorite book: Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women’s bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff. Will Juliet be able to figure out her life over the course of one magical summer? Is that even possible? Or is she running away from all the problems that seem too big to handle? With more questions than answers, Juliet takes on Portland, Harlowe, and most importantly, herself. "

Want to Participate? Get your hands on a copy of the book, read it, and meet back here on Saturday, November 25th for a virtual book club discussion. Already have plans that day? No problem, the comments will stay open for at least a week, so you can jump in whenever you have time.

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