Fullerton College Library

Queer Book Club

Ever been a book club member? There’s never been a better time to connect with fellow literature lovers. The Queer Book Club includes instructors, staff, and students. Allies welcome!

We’ve discussed: 1) white fragility, 2) not being brown enough or queer enough, 3) Spanish language in popular American literature, 4) white feminism vs. brown feminism, 5) the hegemony of the canon, & 6) a space cat, of course.

This group was created in response to students’ request at the 2019 LGBTQ+ Student Forum.

Curious?

Join us for a meeting. Even if you don’t have time to read the book; we enjoy seeing your face & we appreciate the experiences and thoughts that you share.

Join our monthly book club talks via Zoom or in-person!

Want more info? Contact book club co-chairs: 1) Acquisitions Strawbrarian Monique Delatte, mdelatte@fullcoll.edu; 2) English Instructor Nic Vandever, nvandever@fullcoll.edu; & 3) Counselor Lisa Macafee, lmacafee@fullcoll.edu. The next meeting will be: Oct. 14, Friday: 1p-2p, room 822 . We’ll meet in the library meeting room, 822, which is across from the 2nd floor water fountains. Subsequent meeting dates/times will be determined at the initial meeting. We will also have a laptop open for remote participation via Zoom: https://fullcoll-edu.zoom.us/j/95777392524?pwd=ZFZtMDZ6U2lVYnBYaFJBTGIzOThBZz09 Meeting ID: 957 7739 2524 Passcode: 494904

Come one, come all to our next installment of the Queer Book Club where we discuss:

David Sedaris‘ new collection of essays, Happy-Go-Lucky. Our next meeting will be Friday, 10.14, 1p-2p.

The Queer Book Club will read one book every other month, and we’ll meet to discuss roughly half of each title on the 2nd Friday of each month, from 1p-2p.

FC Library has free copies of Queer Book Club selections for book club participants. If you’re interested in joining us, then pick up your free copy. Books are available for FC ​employees and currently-enrolled students. You’ll just need to fill out a pick-up form or a new member form.

 
Another great (previous) read:
April. Even if you can’t find time to read the book, please join us!🙃
We appreciate the experiences/thoughts that you share.Book Cover, 2 Boys Kissing
 

 

 

Another prior selection was: The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For, by Alison Bechdel.

Read the NPR review : )
QUEER BOOK CLUB FLYER

Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris

QBC’s Past Reads

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Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson

Critic Jason Heller writes that Hopkinson’s stories “dazzle with a hard-won sense of hope.” 

On a Sunbeam BY TILLIE WALDEN

LA Times Book Prize – Winner, Hugo Award – Nominee, Lambda Literary Award – Nominee, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Harvey Award, Washington Post Best Books of the Year

THE SONG OF ACHILLES BY MADELINE MILLER

New York Times bestseller, Orange Prize

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Angels in America by Tony Kushner

Pulitzer Prize for Drama,
Tony Award for Best Play,
Desk Award for Outstanding Play

STONE BUTCH BLUES BY LESLIE FEINBERG

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1994 Lambda Literary Award finalist in the category of Lesbian Fiction

1994 American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Award

HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH BY John Cameron Mitchell

Sundance Film Festival, Best Director Award

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Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

American Library Association Top Ten selection,
Over the Rainbow Project winner,
Independent Publisher Book Award for Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans Fiction silver award winner. 

Females by Andrea Long Chu

Well-reviewed in Vogue, LA Times, & NPR

Queer Book Club Reads & Intersection

 

 

 

  • Gay Jewish writers
  1. Two Boys Kissing Levithan, David
  2. Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Kushner, Tony

 

  • Queer Black female writers
  1. Falling in Love with Hominids Hopkinson, Nalo (Caribbean, raised in Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad, and Canada)
  2. You Should See Me in a Crown Johnson, Leah

 

 

 

 

  • Gay writer, Primarily of Greek decent, but also of Middle-Eastern and Ashkenazi Jewish descent
    1. Happy-Go-Lucky Sedaris, David

 

 

  • Queer writer
  1. Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Broadway Edition Mitchell, John Cameron (nonbinary)
    • (co-writer, Stephen Trask is of Jewish descent)