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Millennial Book Club

Chain Gang All Stars

Millennial Book Club

In true millennial spirit, we will not meet to discuss the books picked for Millennial Book Club. That's right — there's no need to leave your house or talk to people to participate! Instead, you can post pictures of where you're reading our current selection, comment on our social media posts about the book, and brag to your friends IRL about what you're reading.

Selections for the Millennial Book Club* will mostly include contemporary literary fiction (with the occasional nonfiction pick) that we think has a particular appeal to those who consider themselves millennials. You do not need to be a millennial to join, but our selections will be curated by a bona fide millennial.

*Save 20% on this month's selection when you mention Millennial Book Club in the comments of your order!

May Selection: Chain Gang All Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

What it's about: In a near-future dystopia, prisoners-turned-gladiators fight to the death for their freedom as part of a reality show set by a depraved private prison system.

Why we picked it: This book is phenomenal. The setting is recognizable enough to be uncomfortable in its proximity to the world we live in, but with enough space to foster hope for our own societal choices. While there are many brutal moments, the book maintains a tender heart at its core, with characters that will stay with you for a long time after reading.

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