The Alpha Sigma Alpha Alumnae Book Club is a space for members to connect through a shared passion for reading. Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Alumnae Book Club has four book selections and discussions each year. All discussions will take place live via Zoom with the questions made available one month prior.

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Current selection

AUGUST 2022
“The Last Thing He Told Me” by Laura Dave
Live discussion on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 8:00 pm ET
More about the book: “We all have stories we never tell. Before Owen Michaels disappears, he manages to smuggle a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her.”
Fun Fact:  #1 New York Times Best Seller and selection of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club.
Discussion Questions to come.

Upcoming selections

NOVEMBER 2022
“Black Cake” by Charmaine Wilkerson
Live discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 8:00 pm ET
More about the book:  We can’t choose what we inherit. But can we choose who we become? In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history and a voice recording.
Fun Fact: Currently in development as Hulu original series produced by Oprah Winfrey.

Past book selections

MAY 2022
“An Autism Journey of Hope” by Belinda Vandergriff Worley, Beta Nu alumna
More about the book: “Parents, grandparents, teachers, therapists – everyone can learn from Belinda Worley’s personal experiences as an autism advocate and the mother of a beautiful daughter on the autism spectrum. Belinda’s book is exactly as titled: filled with hope and guidance for those also navigating an autism diagnosis.
Live discussion on Wednesday, May 18 at 8:00 pm ET
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“Gingerbread” by Helen Oyeyemi
Live discussion on Wednesday, December 8 at 8 p.m. ET
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“The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” by V.E. Schwab
Live discussion on Wednesday, November 10 at 8 p.m. ET.
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“The Year of the Witching” by Alexis Henderson
Live discussion on Thursday, October 14 at 9 p.m. ET.
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“Of Women and Salt” by Gabriela Garcia
Live discussion on Wednesday, September 8 at 8 p.m. ET.
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“Wild” by Cheryl Strayed
Live discussion on Sunday, August 15 at 7 p.m. ET.
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“We Begin at the End” by Chris Whitaker
Live discussion on Wednesday, July 14 at 9 p.m. ET
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“So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo
Live discussion on Wednesday, June 9 at 8 p.m. ET
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“Things You Save in a Fire” by Katherine Center
Live discussion on Wednesday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET
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“Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change” by Dr. Paria Hassouri
Live discussion on Wednesday, April 14 at 8 p.m. ET
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“Untamed” By Glennon Doyle
Live discussion on Wednesday, March 10 at 8 p.m. ET
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“The Idea of You” By Robinne Lee
Live discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. ET
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“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Live discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. ET
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“The Great Alone” By Kristin Hannah
Live discussion on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET
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“Becoming” By Michelle Obama
Live discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. ET
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“Clap When You Land” by Elizabeth Acevedo
Live discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET
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“The Green Triangle” By Rachel Brown Homard, BΛ
Live discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. ET
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“The Flatshare” By Beth O’Learys
Live discussion on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. ET
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“Girl, Stop Apologizing” By Rachel Hollis
Live discussion on Wednesday, July 10 at 8 p.m. ET
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“Educated” by Tara Westover
Live discussion on Wednesday, June 10 at 8 p.m. ET
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“The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini
Live discussion on Wednesday, May 13 at 8 p.m. ET
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“The Wife Between Us” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Live discussion on Wednesday, April 8 at 8 p.m. ET
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“There is No Good Card for This” By Kelsey Crowe & Emily McDowell
Live discussion on Wednesday, March 11 at 8 p.m. ET
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“The Loss Between Us” By Brooke McBride
Live discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET
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“The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing” By Mira Jacob
Live discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. ET
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“The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey
Live discussion on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. ET
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“Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom
Live discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. ET
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“Darkest Journey” by Heather Graham
Live discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. ET
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“Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” by Jenny Lawson
Live discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET
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“Murder of a Small-Town Honey” by Denise Swanson Stybr
Live discussion on Wednesday, August 14 at 8 p.m. ET
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“All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
Live discussion Wednesday, July 10 at 8 p.m.
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“Where the Crawdads Sing ” by Delia Owens
Live discussion Wednesday, June 12 at 8 p.m.
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“Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance ” By Angela Duckworth
Live discussion Wednesday, May 8 at 8 p.m.
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“A Man Called Ove” By Fredrik Backman
Live discussion Wednesday, April 10 at 8 p.m.
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“One Day in December” by Josie Silver
Live discussion Wednesday, March 13 at 8 p.m.
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Recommend a book

To recommend a future monthly book selection, email the Director of Alumnae and Volunteer Services, Melissa Merriam at mmerriam@alphasigmaalpha.org with the book title, author, description, and reasoning why the book would be a good choice for the book club.