To properly ring in the new year, we're starting FOUR NEW BOOK CLUBS that tackle a broad range of subjects. We have selected our titles through March so that you can get a start on your reading goals! And, when you buy the January and February book club titles in store, March's title comes 50% off!
Wondering where your fellow feminist sci-fi readers are? Check out Josh's "The Future Is Female" Sci-Fi Book Club, which is reading All Systems Red by Martha Wells in January, followed by Dawn from the incomparable Octavia E. Butler, and ending with Ammonite in March. Be sure to check out the first meeting on Wednesday, January 10 at 7pm!
Interested in diving back into the classics? Love BBC costume dramas, history, and exploring human's universal struggles throughout time? Erin's "AP English for Adults" Book Club is for you! If you enjoy The Gilded Age on HBO, join us Tuesday, January 9 at 7pm to discuss The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. In February, we're reading Iola Leroy, the first published novel by an American-American woman, and then March is Persuasion.
Is the real world a little less fantastical than you dreamed? Embark on your own bookish adventures with "The Fellowship of Fantasy" Book Club! The first meeting will be on Wednesday, January 17 at 7pm, where we'll dive into Shannon Chakraborty'sThe Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi. Afterwards, we'll be reading Piranesi by Susanna Clarke in February and The Poppy Wars by R.F. Kuang in March.
Finally, we're starting our very first Nonfiction Book Club! If you're interested in stories that are stranger-than-fiction, join us for our first meeting on Wednesday, January 24 at 7pm. We'll be tackling The Wager by David Grann in January, Wintering by Katherine May in February, and Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe in March.
And for the ambitious literary fiction readers out there, we have none other than our "Award-winning books you keep meaning to read but they just sit on your TBR shelf and now you are at a cocktail party pretending to have read them" Book Club. The title is a work in progress but you get the theme. January is The Overstory by Richard Powers; February is The Fraud by Zadie Smith; and March is Trust by Hernan Diaz. Come by on Tuesday, January 16 at 7pm where the award for finishing the book is getting to talk about it with people who aren't just pretending!
As always, Johns Creek Books founders Tina and Anne will continue with their Tuesday and Wednesday Book Clubs. The Tuesday book group is reading Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin--join the discussion on Tuesday, January 23 at 1pm. The Wednesday group is duscissuing The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle by Jennifer Ryan on Wednesday, January 10 at 1pm. The Tuesday group is TBD for February and March. The Wednesday group is reading Fourth Wing in February and the new Kristin Hannah The Women in March.