The Audacious Book Club

Roxane Gay is starting a book club. It's open to all. Here are the 12 books we're all reading together in 2021. 

Black Futures Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780399181139
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - December 1st, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • An archive of collective memory and exuberant testimony
A luminous map to navigate an opaque and disorienting present
An infinite geography of possible futures

What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?


Detransition, Baby: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593133378
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - January 12th, 2021

“An unforgettable portrait of three women, trans and cis, who wrestle with questions of motherhood and family making . . . Detransition, Baby might destroy your book club, but in a good way.”—Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl
 


The Removed: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062997548
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco - February 2nd, 2021

“Brandon Hobson has given us a haunted work, full of voices old and new. It is about a family’s reckoning with loss and injustice, and it is about a people trying for the same.


Milk Blood Heat Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802158154
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grove Press - February 2nd, 2021

A livewire debut from Dantiel W. Moniz, one of the most exciting discoveries in today's literary landscape, Milk Blood Heat depicts the sultry lives of Floridians in intergenerational tales that contemplate human connection, race, womanhood, inheritance, and the elemental darkness in us all.


Libertie: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207014
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Algonquin Books - March 30th, 2021

“Pure brilliance.


Of Women and Salt Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250776686
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 30th, 2021

A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born


The Five Wounds: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393242836
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 6th, 2021

Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2021 by Oprah Magazine, The Week, The Millions, and Electric Lit.

From an award-winning storyteller comes a stunning debut novel about a New Mexican family’s extraordinary year of love and sacrifice.


Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250305978
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - June 1st, 2021

One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the ever looming absence of her incarcerated father and the path we must take to both honor and overcome our origins.


The Renunciations: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450536
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Graywolf Press - May 4th, 2021

An extraordinary collection of endurance and transformation by the award-winning author of Bestiary


The Heart Principle Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451490841
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Berkley - August 17th, 2021

USA Today bestselling author Helen Hoang returns with a witty and sizzling new romance that shows how wrong you can be about someone...and how right they can be for you.


Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538702741
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 17th, 2021

A passionate, magnetic memoir that explores writer and podcast host Nichole Perkins's obsession with pop culture and the challenges of navigating relationships as a Black woman through feminism and Southern mores. 

A Roxane Gay Audacious Bookclub November Pick
Named "Most Anticipated Books of 2021" by Buzzfeed  and Lithub


Afterparties: Stories Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063049901
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco - August 3rd, 2021

A Roxane Gay's Audacious Book Club Pick!

A Most Anticipated Book From: Vulture * LitHub * Harper's Bazaar * Elle * Buzzfeed