2017 Hard Conversations Book Club Reading List Announced


I’ve just announced the 2017 reading list for the Hard Conversations Book Group. Feel free to join us! The book group is free and we meet by teleconference call the 3rd Sunday of each month from 8-9pm Eastern to discuss that month’s book.

Our focus in 2017 is on books written by women of color:

January – Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
February – The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward
March – Birdie by Tracey Lindbergh
April – Zami by Audre Lorde
May – You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
June – Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat
July – Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School by Monique W. Morris
August – Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre
September – Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
October – The Sisters are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America by Tamara Winfrey Harris
November – Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
December – Borderlands, La Frontera, The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldua

Go here to join the Book Club (free).



  1. You mentioned in a previous comment that there is a Hard Conversations Book Club Facebook Page. I can’t find a link to the page in the post above – would it be possible for you to post a link to the page here in the comments? Thanks!!

  2. Patti, I suspect she is asking if you send out any type of study guide or offer ahead of time any questions to be considered / discussed.

  3. Woohoo! I just ordered the first 4 books!!

  4. Do you have prepared questions for each book?

    • Can you tell me more about what you mean? We have a monthly call and discuss each book, and there is a Facebook page for the group where members post additional resources. By “prepared questions,” what do you mean (what format)?


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