Rainbow Reads Book Club
The Rainbow Reads Book Club is another 2019 addition to our book club offerings and is led by Towne bookseller Dana. 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 Dana!
Rainbow Reads Book Club meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 7pm.
Upcoming Meetings and Selections
Monday, March 6th, 2023: Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree
Monday, Februrary 6th, 2023: Real Queer America: LGBT Stories From Red States by Samantha Allen
Monday, January 2nd, 2022: The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain
Monday, November 7, 2022: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
Wednesday, January 12, 2022: Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
Wednesday, November 10, 2021: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Wednesday, October 13, 2021: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
September 2021: The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
August 2021: David Bowie Made Me Gay by Darryl W Bullock
July 2021: Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers
May 2021: The Devourers by Indra Das
April 2021: Dreadnought by April Daniels
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
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2022
A Library Reads Pick
An Indie Next Pick
A Goodreads Best Fantasy Choice Award Nominee
The much-beloved BookTok sensation, Travis Baldree's novel of high fantasy and low stakes.
LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST
A transgender reporter's "powerful, profoundly moving" narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states (New York Times Book Review), offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America.
The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle: An Uplifting and Unforgettable Story of Love and Second Chances (Paperback)
“This rollicking romance entrapped me! True in its detail and its scope, it is amusing yet heart-breaking.” —Ian McKellen
Winner of the National Book Award
A New York Times Bestseller
"The queer romance we’ve been waiting for.”—Ms. Magazine
"I was hooked from the very first page!” – Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of In a Holidaze
"This book is a delight." – New York Times Book Review
A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!
A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”
#1 New York Times best seller!
Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015 - Youth!
Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Time Magazine, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, NPR, PopSugar, The Millions, and The News & Observer!
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen.
The Traitor Baru Cormorant is the critically-acclaimed debut novel from Seth Dickinson, one of the rising new stars in fantasy.
Tomorrow, on the beach, Baru Cormorant will look up and see red sails on the horizon.
The most “sweeping” and “comprehensive” (Kirkus Reviews, “Best Nonfiction Books of 2017”) history of LGBT music ever compiled, encompassing a century of music by and for the LGBT community
From Sia to Elton John, from Billie Holiday to David Bowie, LGBT musicians have changed the course of modern music.
Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Oprah Magazine * Marie Claire * Ms. Magazine * E * Parade Magazine * Buzzfeed * Cosmo * The Rumpus * GoodReads * Autostraddle * Brit & Co * Refinery29 * Betches * BookRiot and others
A LibraryReads Pick
"HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."
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.
LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST
In the vein of Perry Moore's Hero, Dreadnought is an action-packed Young Adult debut novel of a trans superhero who must face off against a cyborg villain.
"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.
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.
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
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.
"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