2018 will be the year that I finally join a book club… albeit a virtual book club.
I’ve been a fan of Leena Norms for years and discovered her brilliant podcast Banging Book Club last summer and have been obsessed ever since. At the end of each month, Leena along with Lucy Moon and Hannah Witton release an hour-long podcast discussing the sexy pick of the month.
‘This is a monthly book club where we read books about sex!’
Ohhh, but it’s so much more than that. It’s three young women chatting all things sex, gender, politics, and books without censor. Their discussions always reveal themes and topics that I may have missed all whilst they decide who is more of a Dante or Aristotle… and I’ve loved nearly all of the books they’ve recommended. So, this year I’ve decided to read along.
*Luckily* I’ve already read January’s pick – The Power by Naomi Alderman, but I’m looking forward to hearing their thoughts. (Spoiler: I didn’t like it…)
February’s pick is She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya, a book that promises a passionate exploration of the complexities of embodiment and ‘the damaging effects that policing gender and sexuality can have on the human heart.’ I can’t wait to get stuck into this illustrated novel as soon as possible.
If you want to read along, join the conversation here.
Let me know of any other online book clubs… I really quite enjoy them.