Well-Read Black Girl Book Club chats SEVEN DAYS IN JUNE
This month's Well-Read Black Girl book club chats about Seven Days in June by Tia Williams! We're so excited to welcome Sarah @bookishandblack as our new host for WRBG. Please note Well-Read Black Girl book club will be meeting on the last Tuesday of the month at 6pm ET moving forward. While everyone is welcomed to attend, this space is created to be a safe and centering space for Black Women readers. RSVP below to get the zoom link.
ABOUT THE CLUB
The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club is a national book club started by Glory Edim that now has additional meetups hosted by Indie Bookstores around the US. This book club centers Black women, their stories, voices, and experiences. While everyone is welcomed to attend, this space is created to be a safe and centering space for Black Women readers. The club reads a variety of genres, classics, new literature and nonfiction, and YA that covers the breadth of experience from the Black American and African diaspora. Loyalty's club often reads along with the national club recs and sometimes reads local area authors from Chocolate City. We often feature selections from the Well-Read Black Girl Anthology as well.
Our host is Sarah Coquillat, also known as the bookstagrammer @bookishandblack.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“I get asked to endorse a lot of novels, but very few have me laughing out loud and crying with the characters as their hearts are broken and healed. Tia Williams’ book is a smart, sexy testament to Black joy, to the well of strength from which women draw, and to tragic romances that mature into second chances. I absolutely loved it.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Two Ways and Small Great Things
Brooklynite Eva Mercy is a single mom and bestselling erotica writer who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall is a reclusive, enigmatic, awardwinning literary author who, to everyone’s surprise, shows up in New York. When Shane and Eva meet unexpectedly at a literary event, sparks fly, raising not only their buried traumas, but the eyebrows of New York’s Black literati. What no one knows is that twenty years earlier, teenage Eva and Shane spent one crazy, torrid week madly in love. They may be pretending that everything is fine now, but they can’t deny their chemistry—or the fact that they’ve been secretly writing to each other in their books ever since. Over the next seven days in the middle of a steamy Brooklyn summer, Eva and Shane reconnect, but Eva’s not sure how she can trust the man who broke her heart, and she needs to get him out of New York so that her life can return to normal. But before Shane disappears again, there are a few questions she needs answered… Lush with love, life, motherhood, and an amazing journey to self-acceptance, Seven Days in June is by turns humorous, warm, and deeply sensual.
ABOUT THE HOST
Sarah Coquillat is the bookworm behind Bookish and Black. A health policy researcher by day, she created Bookish and Black to engage with other readers and encourage literary discussion. Sarah is passionate about social justice and reading BIPOC authors.
Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event.