After a successful 8-year run, genre X is moving on from the Oak Park Public Library. This month’s meeting on Tuesday February 24 at 8pm at Shanahan’s in Forest Park will be the last meeting run by library staff. The group will continue to meet on its own; the Facebook group page, and the Goodreads.com page, will remain up as digital meeting and organizing tools. While the library will not be able to reserve a block amount of titles for the group, we can still of course put titles on hold for individual card-holder’s accounts. We’ve also put together a possible reading list for the remainder of 2015, which is at the bottom of this post.
Thank you so much for all the fun, support, and great discussions and events over the years! So while this is a bon voyage from facilitation through library staff, the group will continue to meet and discuss over drinks and food – see you there!
2015 Reading List
March: “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories” by BJ Novak
April: “The Circle” by Dave Eggers
May: “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (a mostly true memoir)” by Jenny Lawson
June: “How To Tell Toledo From The Night Sky” by Lydia Netzler
July: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory” by Caitlin Doughty
August: “The Flamethrowers: A Novel” by Rachel Kushner
September: “Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness” by Susannah Cahalan
October: “Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus” by Mary Shelley
November: “Friendship” by Emily Gould