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Book Club

Katie Harris has a knack for picking a great book! A leader (and treasured unicorn) of the Gal’s Guide Book Club Katie will hand pick a book that fits into our research them for the month. Selections might be fiction, they might be non fiction.

We will meet on the last Thursday of every month at 8pm. Because of our wide reach we’re still looking at using Zoom to meet.

We are a no pressure book club, you don’t have to read the full book to participate. You do however have to sign up.


For Book Club

June Book Selection

Explorer Gals Month

Meeting date:

Thursday, June 24 at 8pm on Zoom

Gorge: My Journey up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds

by Kara Richardson Whitely

The inspiring memoir of a plus-size woman who summited Kilimanjaro while overcoming fat prejudice and her own demons.

“I was moved and inspired by every page of this beautiful book” -Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

Kara Richardson Whitely was determined to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. But she struggled with each step — with the grueling conditions on the steep mountainside, with the 300-pound weight of her own body, and with her food addiction, which came from a lifetime of reckoning with feelings of failure and shame. Deep in her personal gorge, Kara realized the only way out was up. Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds is the raw story of Kara’s ascent from the depths of self-doubt to the top of the world. Her inspiring trek speaks to every woman who has struggled with her self-image or felt that food was controlling her life. Honest and unforgettable, Kara’s journey is one of intense passion, endurance, and self-acceptance.

Available for checkout at the Gal’s Guide Library

July Book Selection

Olympians Month

Meeting dates:

Thursday, July 29 at 8pm TBD in person or zoom

Previous Books

January Book Selection

For Rebel Gals month we read Untamed by Glennon Doyle.

March Book Selection

Wartime Women Month we are reading The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

February Book Selection

For Black Gals in STEM we read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

April Book Selection

Environmental Gal Month we are reading The Story of More by Hope Jahren

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