What we're about

Greater Cincinnati book club for lesbian, gay, bi, and trans people. We read a variety of genres, not limited to LGBT-themes, and meet once a month to discuss a book and socialize.

Our book club started in August, 2013, as a way to meet other LGBT people in the Cincinnati area for socializing and friendship, and of course reading and discussing books. As a group we read one book a month and then get together to talk about it. Usually we hold the book club meetings at members' homes, on a rotating but voluntary basis. Currently we meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm. Members suggest books to read and we select upcoming books as a group. We read a variety of genres, primarily fiction with the occasional non-fiction book or memoir if we agree on a topic or person. We're not limited to LGBT authors or themes. Generally the person who suggested the book will lead the discussion at the meeting.

The group is open to new members. The group becomes stronger as people attend regularly. We so far have not had to set a limit for the group. If the regular attendance grows, a limit may have to be set. But there is no pressure to attend every meeting. We welcome newcomers!

We do ask that members be responsible for showing up to the event they RSVP'd for, but we also realize life happens and things happen at the last minute. If a member has 2 no shows, they will be removed from the group. A no show is defined as someone who has RSVP'd "yes” but does not change their RSVP, does not show up, and does not provide any explanation or respond as to why they did not show.

A member may also be removed at the discretion of the Organizer, things that might cause removal, but are not limited to, are being a no show, being rude, or harassing another member(s).

If you've got any questions about our group, feel free to drop me a note! -- Joe

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Discuss Little Foxes Took Up Matches by Katya Kazbek

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The intriguingly-titled Little Foxes Took Up Matches is the debut novel from Katya Kazbek, a bilingual Russian/English writer and translator. An arresting coming of age, an exploration of gender, a modern folktale, a powerful portrait of a family—Katya Kazbek breaks out as a new voice to watch.

A VOGUE Best Book of 2022 So Far, a NYLON, Chicago Review of Books, and Kirkus Best Book of April, and a Rumpus Most Anticipated Book of the Year

“Unflinching, yet achingly humorous. . . . proving we can become the gods and goddesses this world truly needs.” —Paul Beatty

"A queer coming-of-age narrative in every sense of the word, Kazbek’s novel is twisty, tragic, and deeply charming―an endearing exploration of the stories we tell and the people we find in order to live."― VOGUE

"A coming of age story that is at times chilling and in equal moments heartfelt, and at the center of it, Mitya is simply trying to find his own way. Kazbek writes with a kind of urgency that makes her novel a true standout. Every page sparks with energy in this ambitious and original debut."― BuzzFeed

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