What we're about

I'm on a journey of self-development and discovery. Care to join me?

This is a book club for anyone interested in exploring relationship styles, alternative approaches to dating and relationships, the psychology behind how we, as humans, learn to relate to each other and all that's tied up in these topics. We'll be reading both fiction and nonfiction that will encourage us to re-think societal norms and values, with the aim of being open-minded and empathetic to those who live different experiences to our own.

Book Club Social is a weekly social meet-up, with the aim of reading one book a month, and chatting it through together as we make our way through the chapters each week. We're an inclusive group, where people from all walks of life are welcome, and differences are valued and appreciated.

Want to know if this group is right for you?

Here's the types of topics/experiences you can expect to come up depending on the book we're currently reading:

Dating and relationships/non-monogamy/queer relationships/gender & race discrimination/communication styles/attachment theory/psychology/kink/self-development/relationship anarchy/polyamory/non-violent communication/unconditional love/human sexuality/friendship/monogamy/trauma response & recovery/emotional intelligence/intersectionality/gender stereotypes/sexism/transphobia/racism/social justice/empowerment

Upcoming events (5)

Book Club Social - Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters (WK4)

A whipsmart debut about three women—transgender and cisgender—whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender, motherhood, and sex. (Goodreads)

WK 1 - Chapters 1-3
WK 2 - Chapters 4-6
WK 3 - Chapters 7-9
WK 4 - Chapters 10-11

Book Club Social - White Teeth by Zadie Smith (WK 1)

Online event

One of the most talked about debut novels of all time, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book.

Book Club Social - White Teeth by Zadie Smith (WK 2)

Online event

One of the most talked about debut novels of all time, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book.

Book Club Social - White Teeth by Zadie Smith (WK 3)

Online event

One of the most talked about debut novels of all time, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book.

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