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SFU Reads is a virtual book club created to connect SFU alumni with a reading community that fosters lifelong learning as we read and discuss a wide range of books, with a focus on personal and professional development, SFU authors, non-fiction and more. Check out our current book below!
About the book club:
There is no cost to join. Just pick up the book at your local library, download a digital copy or purchase a print version. All you need is the book and some reading time to join. The discussions in our online forum are available 24/7 – regardless of where you currently reside.
BETWEEN TWO KINGDOMS BY SULEIKA JAOUAD
READING PERIOD: March 17 – May 19, 2023
About the book: A New York Times bestseller, Between Two Kingdoms is a searing, deeply moving memoir of illness and recovery that traces one young woman’s journey from diagnosis to remission and, ultimately, a road trip of healing and self-discovery.
After graduating from university, Suleika Jaouad had fallen in love and moved to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a war correspondent. Her plans come to a complete stop when she is diagnosed with cancer. In her memoir, she shares in painful detail the innumerable indignities she suffered during her fight to live, but her entry into remission is not where Jaouad’s story ends. As she travels throughout the United States visiting with pen pals – some sick and some suffering other tragedies – who helped her endure some of her darkest days, Jaouad begins to discover who she is without cancer and who she wants to be.
Between Two Kingdoms is a profound chronicle of survivorship and a fierce, tender, and inspiring exploration of what it means to begin again.
Suggested reading schedule
- On March 17th, reply to our Before the Book question and start reading
- By March 31st, finish reading through Damaged Goods
- By April 7th, finish reading through Hope Lodge
- By April 14th, finish reading through Done
- By April 28th, finish reading through Written on the Skin
- By May 5th, finish reading the book and comment in our After the Book discussion topic
By using this service, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the privacy statement at the bottom of the page and that you consent to the storage and access of your personal information, as described below, outside of Canada solely for those purposes.
SFU uses PBC Guru, a third-party service provider hosted outside of Canada (specifically in the USA), in order to provide the Online Book Club as a service to SFU alumni. Your use of the Online Book Club is voluntary.
In order to confirm your eligibility and provide you access to PBC Guru, PBC Guru will collect your name, e-mail address, the year you graduated from SFU, the program of study in which you graduated, and a password.
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SFU book club bursary
Our goal is for all SFU community members have access to this initiative. If you would like to access one of a limited number of books through our no questions asked bursary program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org