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Join us for Book Chat on March 25!

March 08, 2021

Thanks to all those who came to join us for our first book chat! To honour Black History Month, we had a great conversation about the various books by Black authors or stories from Black voices or experiences. You can see the full list of the titles discussed below, along with some links directly to the SFU Library catalogue where you can borrow them yourself!

Our next book chat will take place on Thursday, March 25 at 2 PM. The theme for this month is “reading for wellness”.

Reading for wellness is a very broad topic.  Feel free to share titles that help you maintain a sense of well-being.  This can include non-fiction and self-help titles like Wintering by Katherine May or Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself  by Kristin Neff, or other fiction titles.

Reading for wellness doesn't have to specifically be a self help book, but any book that you can come back to that maybe grounds you or relaxes you. Is there a genre or author you return to when you feel a need to reset? Let us know!

To learn more about Book Chats and to stay in the loop, you can join the mailing list by sending an email to Rachel Wong.

We hope you can join us on March 25, and happy reading!

Books mentioned at last meeting (Black History Month):

Lead from the Outside by Stacey Abrams

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity for a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Novels by Octavia E. Butler

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo                  

How She Read: Poems by Chantal Gibson

I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Black and British by David Olusoga

The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty

From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson