November 25, 2022

Birmingham-Southern Summer Reading Clubs start July 26 – join now

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Jessica Broom from Bham Now wearing a BSC t-shirt in our new office. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Ready to dive into a summer reading? Birmingham-Southern College is ready to help you improve your reading with three virtual book club options featuring hosts linked to The Hilltop. Read on for all the details, including how to sign up for your favorite today.

Some information on Birmingham-Southern book clubs + how to join

Nothing says summer like the prospect of hopping into a hammock or lounging by the pool with a novel new to you. The great thing about these book clubs is that once you’ve had a chance to read the book, you can come together via Zoom for a juicy discussion led by professors, staff, or BSC alumni. really interesting.

Although the Book Clubs are hosted by Birmingham-Southern Alumni Engagement, they are free and open to everyone.

All you need to do is register to reserve your spot in the book club (s) of your choice, read the book and introduce yourself. Who knows, you might even make new friends and find a new favorite reading.

1. Good company

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Good Company is one of the Birmingham-Southern College Summer 2021 Book Club books. Photo via Cynthia d’Aprix Sweeney’s website

If you’re in the mood for a warm and compelling look at the lasting bonds of marriage and friendship, and how lasting relationships can both hurt and heal us, this one’s for you.

Since the story involves actors and theater, it’s only fitting that the two BSC alumni who lead the group have impressive resumes and vocals themselves.

2. The front of the kitchen

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The front of the kitchen. Photo via Ballantine Books

Set in Britain during WWII, a BBC radio show called The Kitchen Front is holding a cooking contest. Her goal: to help housewives be creative with food rations. The grand prize: a job as the show’s very first female co-host.

The story follows four women as they strive to win and change their lives.

3. The Wreckage of My Presence is Birmingham-Southern’s third book club

Selection of BSC Book Club
The wreckage of my presence. Photo by HarperCollins

“The moment New York Times Bestseller: Laughing, deeply insightful, and emotional essays from multitalented actress, comedian, podcaster and writer Casey Wilson.

Reading The wreckage of my presence it’s like spending time with a close friend – a deeply passionate, spirited, cheerful, over the top, compulsive, shameless, greedy, loyal, cheerleader friend. A friend who is ready to face all the great feelings that come their way and who is not afraid to embrace them.

Where do you want to start? The front of the kitchen seems like the right mix of history and escape to draw me in. But again, Good company looks like a page turner, and The wreckage of my The presence just looks hilarious.

Ah, decisions, decisions.

Whatever you decide, registration is open now and book clubs are held the week of July 26-20.

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