QueerReaders Book Group

QueerReaders welcomes folks of all ages, genders,  identities and abilities who love to read queer-centric works. We read across genres, and focus on selections by queer writers who are also people of color, transgender, sex workers, folks with disabilities and other groups whose voices are often marginalized.  Facilitators: Chris, c.j.coakley@gmail.com and Wennie (chiwennie@gmail.com). Feel free to contact any of the facilitators if you have questions. 

We meet every third Sunday at 2pm at Women & Children First Bookstore.

PLEASE NOTE: The Queer Book Group will join forces with the Feminist Book Group beginning in September 2017! 

Fire Shut Up in My Bones Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544570115
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Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 2015

***PREVIOUS MEETING***

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 2 PM


Bitch Planet, Volume 2: President Bitch Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781632157171
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Published: Image Comics - June 6th, 2017

***PREVIOUS MEETING***

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2 PM


Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781551526003
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - November 3rd, 2015

***PREVIOUS MEETING***

Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 2 PM


Bad Dyke: Salacious Stories from a Queer Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780983830979
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Published: Lunatic Ink - December 2nd, 2014

***PREVIOUS MEETING*** 

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2 PM


Giovanni's Room Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage Books - September 12th, 2013

***PREVIOUS MEETING***

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2 PM


A Life in Trans Activism Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9789384757755
Availability: Special Order
Published: Zubaan Books - November 15th, 2016

***PREVIOUS MEETING***

Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2 PM


Under the Udala Trees Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544811799
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Published: Mariner Books - September 20th, 2016

***Previous Meeting*** 

Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2 PM


Blue Is the Warmest Color Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781551525143
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - September 3rd, 2013

Upcoming Meeting: Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at 2 PM

***Please note: This book group will not be meeting in December and will resume with a selection meeting and potluck on January 15th, 2017***


Tales of the City Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061358302
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 29th, 2007

***PREVIOUS MEETING***

Sunday, October 16th at 2 PM


The Danish Girl Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140298482
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Published: Penguin Books - February 2001

***PREVIOUS MEETING***

Sunday, September 18th at 2 PM


The Picture of Dorian Gray Cover Image
By Oscar Wilde, Jeffrey Eugenides (Introduction by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780375751516
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Published: Modern Library - June 8th, 1998

***PREVIOUS MEETING***

Sunday, August 21st at 2 PM


The Song of Achilles Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062060624
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Published: Ecco Press - August 28th, 2012

Upcoming Meeting: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 2 PM


Bitch Planet Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632153661
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Published: Image Comics - October 20th, 2015

***PREVIOUS SELECTION***

Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 2 PM


The Flamethrowers Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439142011
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Published: Scribner Book Company - January 14th, 2014

***PREVIOUS MEETING***

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2 PM

From the bestselling author whose debut novel, "Telex from Cuba," was nominated for a National Book Award comes an extraordinarily ambitious new novel about a young artist and the worlds she encounters in New York and Rome in the mid-1970s.


My Education Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143125570
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

***PREVIOUS SELECTION***

Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2 PM

An intimately charged novel of desire and disaster from the author of "American Woman" and "A Person of Interest" Regina Gottlieb had been warned about Professor Nicholas Brodeur long before arriving as a graduate student at his prestigious university high on a pastoral hill. He s said to lie in the dark in his office while undergraduate women read couplets to him. He s condemned on the walls of the women s restroom, and enjoys films by Roman Polanski. But no one has warned Regina about his exceptional physical beauty or his charismatic, volatile wife.
"My Education" is the story of Regina s mistakes, which only begin in the bedroom, and end if they do fifteen years in the future and thousands of miles away. By turns erotic and completely catastrophic, Regina s misadventures demonstrate what can happen when the chasm between desire and duty is too wide to bridge.


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Bad Feminist Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

***PREVIOUS MEETING***

Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 2 PM

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.

Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.


The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781558618183
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Published: Feminist Press - February 19th, 2013

***PREVIOUS MEETING***

Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2 p.m.
 


Transgender History Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781580052245
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - May 6th, 2008

***PREVIOUS SELECTION***

Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2 p.m.


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Men Explain Things to Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608464968
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Haymarket Books - November 11th, 2014

*****PREVIOUS MEETING*****

Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2 p.m.
 


Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780312541248
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Published: Griffin - September 28th, 2010

*****PREVIOUS SELECTION*****

Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 2 p.m.


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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618871711
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Published: Mariner Books - June 2007

***PREVOUS SELECTION***

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 2 p.m.

In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail.
Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.


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The Marrow's Telling: Words in Motion Cover Image
$19.25
ISBN: 9780978597313
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Published: Homofactus Press, L.L.C. - September 1st, 2007

**PREVOUS SELECTION**

Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2 p.m.

A collection of poetry and prose, The Marrow's Telling spans fifteen years, exploring how bodies carry history and identity over time. Embracing contradiction and repetition, this work maps itself around embodied experiences of disability, race, gender transgression and transition, family violence, and sexuality.


Sub Rosa Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781551523613
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - September 7th, 2010

**PREVIOUS SELECTION**

Upcoming Meeting: Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 4 p.m.


White Girls Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781940450254
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Published: McSweeney's - August 5th, 2014

**PREVIOUS SELECTION**

Sunday, June 21st at 2pm

Hilton Als's first book since "The Women" 16 years ago, finds one of "The New Yorker"'s boldest cultural critics deftly weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music with fearless insights on race, gender, and history. The result is an extraordinary, complex portrait of "white girls," as Als dubs them--an expansive but precise category that encompasses figures as diverse as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Michael Jackson and Flannery O'Connor. In pieces that hairpin between critique and meditation, fiction and nonfiction, high culture and low, the theoretical and the deeply personal, Als presents a stunning portrait of a writer by way of his subjects, and an invaluable guide to the culture of our time.


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The Summer We Got Free Cover Image
$15.40
ISBN: 9780988628601
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Published: Bgd Press, Inc. - November 20th, 2012

**PREVIOUS SELECTION** 

Sunday, May 17th at 2pm

At one time a wild young girl and a brilliant artist, Ava Delaney changes dramatically after a violent event that rocks her entire family. Once loved and respected in their community and in their church, the Delaneys are ostracized by their neighbors, led by their church leader, and a seventeen year feud ensues.


Parable of the Sower Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780446675505
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 1st, 2000

**PREVIOUS SELECTION**

Sunday, March 22nd at 2pm

In a time of urban squalor, rampant violence, and deadly decay, anarchy rules. But for Lauren Olamina, a new hope is dawning when she leaves the chaos of L.A. and flees north with a tiny band of followers.