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Our Favorite Books in 2013

This year, the book club read 4 gay books, 4 lesbian books, and 4 queer books. We voted for our favorite book of the year. 

Alaa Al Aswany's The Yacoubian BuildingGay Books

Alaa Al Aswany’s Yacoubian Building – WINNER
Mercedes Lackey’s Magic’s Price
Mario Vargas Llosa’s The Dream of the Celt
Sonya Sones’s One of those Hideous Books where the Mother Dies

Lesbian Books

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home – WINNER (tie)
Libba Bray’s
Beauty Queens – WINNER (tie)
Mia Farlane’s Footnotes to Sex
Monique Truong’s The Book of Salt

Queer Books

never mind i - edward st aubynMark Gatiss’s The Vesuvius Club
Edward St Aubyn’s
Never Mind – WINNER (tie)
Tan Twan Eng’s The Gift of Rain
Kathleen Winter’s
Annabel – WINNER (tie)

Alaa Al Aswany’s Yacoubian Building

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50th Discussion: Mia Farlane’s Footnotes to Sex


Both Raj and Aaron didn’t like the book. Raj pointed out the cultural differences between the French and English, and disliked the long-drawn drama. Everything could be sum up in a chapter, he said. Aaron disliked it for whining about first world problems, and in the end, the author didn’t present her personalty in the book, all sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Gavin gave the quote of the night: “If you persist, I won’t resist.”

We had drinks at DYMK.

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