We are a couple of queers trying to create a community for LGBTQ+ people in the South Bay who like cozying up at libraries, cafes and book stores and chatting about their favorite reads.
How We Operate
We read from a different genre every month, but our books generally all have a female and LGBT+ focus. Once you are approved as a member, you will gain access to our meetup details. In the details of newly-published meetups, there is a link to a book survey for that meetup, and a spreadsheet where you can make recommendations for future meetups. The meetup organizer chooses 12 books from the user-populated recommendations spreadsheet for that genre/month, and meetup attendees vote for their two favorites. The most voted for book is the one we read, and occasionally a couple of us will also read the second most voted for book.
While most of our discussion focuses on the books that we read, sometimes our conversation veers into other aspects of queer life. Members are expected to debate in good faith and be tolerant of other perspectives, with the explicit shared understanding that we are, first and foremost, a queer, feminist reading group. This baseline is non-negotiable.
People of all ages, races, and genders are welcomed. Join us!
This book club is for people actively interested in reading books and meeting up to discuss them. Members that are inactive (as indicated by Meetup) for 6 months or longer will be automatically removed from the group.