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Meeting schedule

The Employee Forum Book Club generally meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 12-1 p.m. via Zoom.

Free Reading Resources

Your County Library System

E-Books from University Libraries

  • Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
  • My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
    • No resources from UNC University Libraries
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Unbought & Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm
  • Paula by Isabel Allende
  • Murder on the Red River by Marcie R. Rendon

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2021 Book Club Selections

Book Club Selections for 2021


March 25, 2021

April 22, 2021

May 27, 2021

July 22, 2021

August 26, 2021

September 23, 2021

October 28, 2021

Suggest a Book!

The Forum Book Club is constantly looking for new books to discuss!  Go to to submit your suggestion to our esteemed leader, Brooke O’Neal.

Natiaya Neal--ChairGillings School of Global Public Health
Brigitte IronsideService Center of Excellence - Finance

Books Discussed Previously

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaren

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Unbought and Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm

Paula by Isabel Allende

Murder on the Red River by Marcie R. Rendon

Followers by Megan Angelo

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

ME by Elton John

The Water Dancer: A Novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Wicked Girls: A Novel by Alex Marwood

KD: Kevin Durant’s Ruthless Pursuit to be the Greatest by Marcus Thompson

The New Me by Halle Butler

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

The Queen—Aretha Franklin by Mikal Gilmore

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

Cubed, A Secret History of the Workplace by Nikil Savil

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Exit West by Moshin Hamid

How Does it Feel to be a Problem? by Moustafa Bayoumi

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Nevada by Imogen Binnie

Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende

Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hu

Nobody:  Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill

Callings by Dave Isay

Fall on Your Knees by Anne-Marie MacDonald

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace by Patricia Raybon and Alana Raybon

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Civil War by Rohini Mohan

Submission by Michel Houellebecq

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

More of This World or Maybe Another by Barb Johnson

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

I Totally Meant to Do That by Jane Borden

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

I am Malala: The Girl who Stood up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

Guests on Earth by Lee Smith

Giving Voice to Values by Mary Gentile



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