CHOP SUEY BOOKS BOOK CLUB
Each month we meet to discuss a book chosen by our booksellers.The selection is eclectic and guaranteed to facilitate lively conversation. Stop by the store to pick up your book club copy and receive a 10% discount.
FEBRUARY BOOK SELECTION
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Chop Suey Books
(2913 W. Cary St.)
Meeting date & time: Wednesday, February 27th @ 7:00pm
(the shop will remain closed, knock on the door!)
About the Book: Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.
Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.
If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself ― but first she has to make it there, alive.
Past book club books:
Black Wave by Michelle Tea
Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
Richmond's Unhealed History by Benjamin Campbell
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock
Sinister Wisdom #109 featuring Mary Dean Carter, Beth Marschak & Mary Gay Hutcherson
Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions by Valeria Luiselli
Dawn by Octavia E. Butler