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

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

December Book Selection

Best Books You’ve Read This Year

Meeting date:

Thursday, December 29 at 8pm On Zoom

January Book Selection

Inspirational Gals Month

The Purpose of Power by Alica Garza

Meeting date:

Thursday, January 26 at 8pm on Zoom

The Purpose of Power

by Alicia Garza

An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter

In 2013, Alicia Garza wrote what she called “a love letter to Black people” on Facebook, in the aftermath of the acquittal of the man who murdered seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin. Garza wrote: 

Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter.

With the speed and networking capacities of social media, #BlackLivesMatter became the hashtag heard ’round the world. But Garza knew even then that hashtags don’t start movements—people do. 

This is the story of one woman’s lessons through years of bringing people together to create change. Most of all, it is a new paradigm for change for a new generation of changemakers, from the mind and heart behind one of the most important movements of our time.

Available at the Gal’s Guide Library

Previous Books

  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer
  • The Story of More by Hope Jahren
  • The House of Pendragon: The Firebrand by Debra A. Kemp
  • Gorge by Kara Richardson Whitely
  • Baby Conquers the World by Rich & Sandra Neil Wallace
  • It’s What I do by Lynsey Addario
  • The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss
  • Queens of Animation by Nathalia Holt
  • The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
  • In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
  • Georgia: a novel by Dawn Tripp
  • The Awakened Woman by Dr. Terari Trent
  • Hedy’s Folly by Richard Rhodes
  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  • Captain Marvel: Liberation Run by Tess Sharpe
  • Lives in Ruins Marilyn Johnson
  • The Wrong Kind of Women by Naomi McDougall Jones
  • The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West
  • The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin

3 replies on “Book Club”

Gertrude Bell has been a favorite for many years. The biography “Queen of the Desert” was one of the most intriguing books I ever read, and I didn’t want it too end. She got very little credit for her role in redrawing Middle East maps after WWI, archeological discoveries, and diplomacy— being on friendly terms with key Middle East officials as well as the powerful British authorities.


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