Exciting News!


Hello, hello!

(Apologies if you’ve seen this on twitter already)

The Social Justice Book Club, started by Kerry back in April, is a bimonthly book club focused on reading and discussing books that fall under the giant umbrella of social justice. As with all other things, the club sprung from a twitter conversation, and is especially so relevant given the garbage fire that is 2016. The club has discussed three books so far, and Kerry has been amazing with book selections, coming up with a reading schedule, and incorporating suggestions of book club members who are notoriously terrible with sticking to any of the schedules (shameface). I did read all three books though, and I can’t thank Kerry enough for bringing these to my attention via said book club.

That being said, I’m very excited to let you guys know that I will be co-hosting the Social Justice Book Club along with Kerry, starting January 2017. A tiny part of me agreed for purely selfish reasons- I’d like to engage more with the discussion part of the book club and sticking with the schedule, and having the responsibility of co-hosting will definitely help with that. Also, Kerry is an awesome person, and I wanted to help her in any way I could to keep this book club going.

That being said, our next round begins in January 2017, and we will be reading Hope In The Dark by Rebecca Solnit. Given this past week, we felt this would be especially relevant. Plus, for the next FOURTEEN HOURSHaymarket Books is offering completely free, no strings attached downloads of the ebook. So feel free to download a free copy, or buy a print version, or borrow from the library to read with us starting January 1st- whatever floats your boat.


Meanwhile, you can check out all of Kerry’s posts here in case you’re interested in joining the club. You can also follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Litsy (@kerry). We’ll have a space to sign up on our respective blogs when we announce our next selection. Got recommendations for the club to consider? We’ve got a form right here.

Kerry and I are working together to give all of you a meaningful book club experience, and we will announce sign-ups and future books closer to the end of 2016. Thanks once again for joining us!





Author: Janani @ The Shrinkette

Speed reading aficionado. Unapologetic book pusher. Point me to the nearest bookshelf. My blog is dedicated exclusively to supporting and promoting marginalized voices. Pronouns: They/them

14 thoughts on “Exciting News!”

  1. I’m tempted to join in if I can. I see the ebook is on sale for $5 right now, which isn’t too bad. Though the timing of the book club is difficult for me because I have my own nonfiction group-reads going on on my blog every other month. I’m excited to see what you two pick for the rest of the year.

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  2. That’s fantastic news, Janani! I’m so glad to see you being more active and taking leadership roles in the blogging community. Best of luck with this!
    It’s a shame I missed out on the free download of the book, ;( I will follow along with your tweets and posts for the book club. And I’ll be sure to let you know if my schedule allows to read along with you all. I’d love to try out this club one month!

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  3. This is so exciting!! I posted this on Kerry’s post as well – but I’m hoping to get more actively involved in the book club next year. I’ve been reading most of the books along with you all, but haven’t had time to actively participate in the discussion online. So excited for Hope in the Dark!


  4. GOOD because I like to have a meaningful book club experience, this is VERY IMPORTANT to me. I’m so excited y’all are doing this together! Yay to all the book club things, and yay for the Rebecca Solnit book. I’ve had mixed experiences with her in the past, but I’m hoping to cause myself to love her by reading this.

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  5. Yes!! Thank you! This is exactly what I have been looking for these days. I have started a book club with some of my friends too to try to tackle some social issues in the wake of the election, but I would love to join you as well.

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