The Low Maintenance Book Club provides space for members of the Duke community to connect over reading. Realizing how busy people are (and how much reading you probably have to do for classwork and research), we focus on quick reads. We will read texts like short stories, graphic novels, interesting short essays, poetry, etc. We hope you will join us for some fun and thought provoking conversations!
Duke University Libraries' Low Maintenance Book Club is now online! To close out the summer, we’re reading and discussing The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin’s Hugo award-winning dark fantasy/sci-fi novel. The first book in The Broken Earth Trilogy follows a mother searching for her daughter after an act of retaliation against an oppressive civilization sparks an apocalypse.
Readings and discussions will be split between two monthly meetings. The second session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2nd at noon on Zoom and covers chapter 16 through the end of the novel.
Although the readings are longer, the low maintenance attitude is the same. Join as you like, discuss as much as you want--or just hang out and enjoy the company. Everyone is welcome. Just RSVP so we know how many to expect, and we’ll send out a Zoom link the morning of the meeting.