Rainbow Reads Book Club

The Rainbow Reads Book Club is another 2019 addition to our book club offerings and is led by Towne customer Emma. All the selections for the Rainbow Reads Book Club feature protagonists who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. For the time being as the group continues to grow, each month’s selection is picked by Emma and she’s done a FABULOUS job thus far!

Rainbow Reads Book Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm.

Upcoming Meetings and Selections
Wednesday, April 14, 2021: Dreadnought by April Daniels
Wednesday, May 12, 2021: The Devourers by Indra Das

Previous Selections
March 2021: A Blade So Black by L. L. McKiney
February 2021: A Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
January 2021: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
November 2020: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
October 2020: These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling
September 2020: Running with Lions by Julian Winters
August 2020: The Weight of the Stars by K Ancrum
July 2020: I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
June 2020: Bloom by Kevin Panetta
May 2020: Timekeeper by Tara Sim
April 2020: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
March 2020: Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
February 2020: Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
January 2020: Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The Devourers: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101967539
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Published: Del Rey - February 21st, 2017

For readers of Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, China Miéville, and David Mitchell comes a striking debut novel by a storyteller of keen insight and captivating imagination.


Dreadnought (Nemesis #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682300688
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Published: Diversion Books - January 24th, 2017

An action-packed series-starter perfect for fans of The Heroine Complex and Not Your Sidekick.

"I didn't know how much I needed this brave, thrilling book until it rocked my world. Dreadnought is the superhero adventure we all need right now."--Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky

A Blade So Black (The Nightmare-Verse #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250211668
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Published: Square Fish - September 24th, 2019

"A Blade So Black is the fantasy book I've been waiting for my whole life."
Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Hate U Give

For fans of Marissa Meyer, L.L. McKinney's A Blade So Black delivers an irresistible urban fantasy retelling of Alice in Wonderland... but it's not the Wonderland you remember.

The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics: Feminine Pursuits Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062931795
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Published: Avon Impulse - July 23rd, 2019

As Lucy Muchelney watches her ex-lover’s sham of a wedding, she wishes herself anywhere else. It isn’t until she finds a letter from the Countess of Moth, looking for someone to translate a groundbreaking French astronomy text, that she knows where to go. Showing up at the Countess’ London home, she hoped to find a challenge, not a woman who takes her breath away.

Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250313188
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Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

15+ pages of new, original content, including a glossary of terms, in-universe writings, and more!

A USA Today Best-Selling Novel, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, BookRiot, and Bustle!

WINNER of the 2020 Crawford Award

Afterworlds Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481422352
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2015

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld comes a “masterful” (Cory Doctorow) novel-within-a-novel that you won’t be able to put down.

Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. With a contract in hand, she arrives in New York City with no apartment, no friends, and all the wrong clothes.

These Witches Don't Burn Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451480347
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Published: Razorbill - April 28th, 2020

"Infused with page-turning suspense, bittersweet romance, shocking twists, and tragic turns, Sterling has written a standout debut." --Dana Mele, author of People Like Us

Running with Lions Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945053627
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Interlude Press - June 1st, 2018

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The Weight of the Stars Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250101655
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Published: Square Fish - March 17th, 2020

A vivid, evocative YA lesbian romance about how the universe is full of second chances

Ryann Bird dreams of traveling across the stars. But a career in space isn’t an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the “wrong” side of town. So Ryann becomes her circumstances and settles for acting out and skipping school to hang out with her delinquent friends.

I'll Give You the Sun Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142425763
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Published: Speak - October 27th, 2015

The New York Times Bestselling story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, Jojo Moyes, Emma Straub, and Rainbow Rowell

“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”

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Bloom Cover Image
By Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626726413
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Published: First Second - January 29th, 2019

Wednesday, June 10th at 7pm

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Timekeeper Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510726604
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Published: Sky Pony - October 31st, 2017

Wednesday, May 13th at 7pm

Of Fire and Stars Cover Image
By Audrey Coulthurst, Jordan Saia (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062433268
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 6th, 2018

Wednesday, April 8th at 7pm

Tash Hearts Tolstoy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481489348
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 26th, 2018

From the author of Lucky Few comes a “refreshing” (Booklist, starred review) teen novel about Internet fame, peer pressure, and remembering not to step on the little people on your way to the top!

After a shout-out from one of the Internet’s superstar vloggers, Natasha “Tash” Zelenka suddenly finds herself and her obscure, amateur web serie

An Unkindness of Ghosts Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617755880
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Published: Akashic Books - October 3rd, 2017

A Best Book of 2017: NPR, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Bustle, Bookish, Barnes & Noble, Chicago Public Library, Book Scrolling.

CLMP Firecracker Award Winner

A Stonewall Book Award Honor Book

Finalist for the 2018 Locus Award, John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and the Lambda Literary Award.

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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

* Instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestseller *


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