To kick off 2018, we're excited to launch babes + books, the official (and long-awaited) book club of Babes Who Hustle.
Coordinated and led by author and freelance journalist Hurley Winkler, the book club will take place in cozy coffee shops + venues in various cities on a quarterly basis, and include a laid-back, round table discussion. Added bonus? New friendships and networking opportunities!
The works we've chosen have all been created by female writers, center on female protagonists, and include storylines with women-focused themes and issues. Learn more about the works below, then click here for details and membership sign-up.
We are currently seeking book club ambassadors. Ambassadors will be responsible for coordinating book club venue locations, communicating with members in your area, and leading discussions. Interested in being a book club ambassador in your city? Send us an email.
New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.
TRIGGER WARNING: Contains stories of rape and sexual assault specific to young women.
Meeting date: 1/29/18
Journalist Kayleen Schaefer relays her journey of modern female friendship: from being a competitive teenager to trying to be one of the guys in the workplace to ultimately awakening to the power of female friendship and the soulmates, girl squads, and chosen families that come with it.
The end result is a validation of female friendship that's never existed before.
A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest.
Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.
Meeting date: 10/29/2018