Campus Community Book Club Meeting
Wednesday, 8 January, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Campus Community Book Club will meet on Wednesday, January 8th in the Library in Morrison Hall from 12 pm to 1 pm. We are reading Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show. It's the compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
Born a Crime is the tale of a mischievous young boy, born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. The book chronicles his early sheltered childhood as he grows into a restless young man struggling to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It's also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother - his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.
The club is open to all members of our campus community.
Participation is free. Books are not. Obtain at your library or bookstore.
2020 Reading List
February 12: Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
March 11: Becoming, by Michelle Obama
April 8: Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren
May 13: The 4 Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by Don Miguel Ruiz
June: 10: Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, by Ronan Farrow
July 8: Somewhere Between Luck and Trust, by Emelie Richards
August 12: Maid, by Stephanie Land
September 9: The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, by Eric Hoffer
October 14: The Shallows, by Nicholas Carr
November 11: All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
December 9: A holiday read yet to be determined
For more info call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870.
“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” - Jane Smiley, novelist