What we're about

Welcome to the Millennial Book Club, a place for "millennials" on Long Island and surrounding areas to come together to read/discuss a new book each month! I'd love to see how many members we can get in order to get this group off the ground so we can really get going!

We plan to meet every third Thursday around 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. We'll decide the next book or two at each meeting and everyone will have a voice in each book choice. Please RVSP if you plan on coming, and if things change, please update as needed. As time goes on, it's my hope that we'll add events such as trivia nights, book signings, etc.

Since I'm a grad student and because Meetup does charge for use of their services, I'm accepting donations towards the continued running of this group. Donations are only that, donations, and they are not at all necessary to join in on a fun and stimulating conversation about all the good books or potentially bad books we may read.

In case of inclement weather aka really bad snow storms, please check to make sure that the group is still meeting. I will do my best to have a decision posted by 5 pm the day of the meetup. If the meetup is canceled, I will write a comment on the meetup itself and write canceled next to its title. Due to the challenging nature that is everyone's different schedules, having a makeup date is improbable. So the following meetup would then become about 2 books instead of 1.

Upcoming events (2)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Revue

The Hate U Give is a fictionalized account of a police shooting that is tragically familiar to anyone watching the news. We hope to see you this month, as we will undoubtedly have a lot to talk about! Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive from critics and readers alike: "Fearlessly honest and heartbreakingly human. Everyone should read this book." Becky Albertalli ''Beautifully written in Starr's authentic first-person voice, this is a marvel of verisimilitude as it insightfully examines two worlds in collision. An inarguably important book that demands the widest possible readership.'' Booklist About the story: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what reallywent down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel

Book Revue

This month's book is turning out to be an interesting read. One that I'm looking forward to starting! One that I hope everyone will get to enjoy fully! According to Amazon: The #1 International Bestseller & New York Times Bestseller This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity. “The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.”—Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her. A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

Past events (8)

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

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