Book Groups and Author Visits

Each week we have a book group on Thursdays. There are two slots: 10 am and 7 pm (GMT) and you’re very welcome to either, wherever you are in the world and however much you’d like to participate. Don’t forget to sign up!

I’ve started adding some links with the books to bookshop where US based participators can get paperback versions and support local bookshops.  Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Bookshop.org and I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. You don’t have to buy through those links. You can also check out my page where I’m collating lists of books we’ve talked about. You can check it for reference – no obligation to buy from there! I’ve also added Amazon affiliate links to kindle editions for France and England. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

11th March

This week we’re going back to short stories and poetry and reading #17 of Fiyah lit mag. A collection of short stories from science fiction to fantasy to supernaturally demonic entities. Come along and read. We’ll be reading an entry a day as there are seven pieces and seven days in the week…

You can buy the magazine here – https://www.fiyahlitmag.com/shop/issues/2021-issues/fiyah-17/

18th March

This week, we’re stepping into sci-fi with this novella. Queer travel in space is how it was sold to me! This week we’re reading Becky Chambers ‘To Be Taught if Fortunate’

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25th March

This week we’re reading two short stories set in two completely different time periods and situations. Showing the range that the Gothic contains and how it interacts with and explores love in so many different ways! Both authors will be joining us for a visit!

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1st April

This week we’ll be reading the web comic and graphic novel The Sea in You by Jessi Sheron. A goth girl meets a mermaid… CW: abusive relationships with a crappy boyfriend

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8th April

This week we’ll be reading the anthology Unbound which offers tales of transformation, love and monsters… We’ll be visited by some of the writers and we’ll be doing a read-along through the week, getting through 2 stories a day. The e-book edition is free, I believe (but the hard back is a beautiful thing!)

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15th April

For our November conference (cfp here), we are including a round table of fabulous authors to discuss ‘Queering’ Heyer (and more broadly the Regency period). Through the year, we’ll be reading novels by each writer in book group. We’re starting off with Zen Cho and her alternative magical Regency and reading Sorcerer to the Crown – the first in the series. The True Queen (with a central f/f relationship) comes highly recommended too!

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If you’d like us to read your book or a collection you’ve published, get in touch!


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