Feminist Book Club

Upcoming Book Discussion (Register!) Past Book
Club Selections
Other Feminist Titles

CHPL Feminist Book Club has been postponed until 2022.  Check back for updates.


What we're about: This is a group for women - trans and non-trans - and non-binary and gender non-conforming folks of all genders.

Did you participate in the Women's March or believe in the principles of the march?

Do you listen to Double X podcast? or Pod Save America? Do you love books, comic books and movies with those strong female protagonists?

We started a Feminist Book Club to discuss topics of gender equity, feminism, current political climate. These books can make us laugh and cry and learn.

In-person meetings take place at the Cherry Hill Library and virtual meetings occur through Zoom.
You do not have to live in Cherry Hill to attend.

Questions? Email Tierney Miller at tmiller@chplnj.org.


Upcoming Feminist Book Club Discussion

Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
Postponed until 2022
​7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting.

 

"A writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine's journey from brave to blank to bitter; and the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our bodies, should become more efficient and beautiful until we die."

Other titles we considered...

Milk Blood Heat: Stories by Dantiel W. Moniz
Set against the lush and unpredictable backdrop of Florida, these 11 stories present women and girls as we really are: complex, deep, smart, sour, joyful, tough, loving and powerful.

 

 

You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar
Amber Ruffin lives in New York, where she is no one's First Black Friend and everyone is, as she puts it, "stark raving normal." But Amber's sister Lacey? She's still living in their home state of Nebraska, and trust us, you'll never believe what happened to Lacey.

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Past Feminist Book Club Selections

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta (June 16, 2021), Biography
"Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does. Born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child and they, star-crossed, fall in love. They are from different ethnic communities. They are also both girls. But when their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself—and there is a cost to living inside a lie."

Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener (March 3, 2020), Biography
"The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley: a defining memoir of our digital age. In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wienerstuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial--left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wienerstuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial--left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy."

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit (December 9, 2020), Essays

"In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters."

Click Here to see the full list of our past selections for Feminist Book Club.

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