Welcome to Mighty Book Club! Mighty Book Club is a place to explore new books and escape into the pages of your next favorite read with other members of The Mighty community.
Mighty Book Club is virtual — meaning you can take part from any place you have access to internet. Each month we will select two book options: one fiction and one non-fiction. You can read one or both books.
Participate in a way that best fits your needs and energy levels. If you can’t read a book one month, that’s OK — we understand. You can add to the discussion questions we’ll be posting on the #MightyBookClub page at your own pace, or follow along as the questions get posted.
Interested? Here is what you can expect:
- One discussion question per week. The question will be published every Friday on the #MightyBookClub page.
- Ability to vote on book choices each month.
- Accessible book options.
Accessibility is important to us. That’s why all book selections will have the following:
- An audiobook version.
- Trigger warnings if applicable.
- Manageable page counts (250-400 pages, on average).
- Publishing dates older than one year to help with international editions, translations and library wait lists.
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Here are the books we’ll be reading in October:
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
Overview: Looking for the secret to finding happiness? Mark Manson believes he has found the key: give less f**cks and embrace life’s problems. According to Manson: “To not give a fuck is to stare down life’s most terrifying and difficult challenges and still take action,” and by overcoming those challenges, you can find happiness. In this comedic but resonating self-help guide, you’ll learn the tools needed to tackle life’s problems by giving more f**cks about the things that deeply matter to you.
Trigger warning: This book contains frequent use of strong language.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Overview: Many people know about Achilles, the great warrior in Greek mythology. But have you heard of Patroclus, a castoff warden of Achilles’s father? The Song of Achilles is a heart-wrenching, action-packed novel that follows Patroclus as he finds out who truly is Achilles’s tendon.
Trigger warning: Scenes of violence and sexual content.
October Reading Schedule
For discussion questions released on October 4th, please read:
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck chapters 1-2.
- The Song of Achilles chapters 1-9.
For discussion questions released on October 11th, please read:
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck chapters 3-4.
- The Song of Achilles chapters 10-16.
For discussion questions released on October 18th, please read:
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck chapters 5-7.
- The Song of Achilles chapters 17-26.
And finally, for discussion questions released on October 25th, please finish the books.
Here are the books we read in September:
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson.
Overview: Jenny Lawson isn’t your typical author. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things isn’t your typical book, either. This memoir shows Lawson’s experiences with depression through comedy, a memorable combination stemming from her blog, The Bloggess.
If you are looking for a witty and, at times, incredibly deep book about how to live life to the fullest with mental illness, this book is for you.
Trigger warning: This book contains mature content and includes mention of suicide idealation, taxidermied animals and mature language.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Overview: Follow along with the incredible journey of two sisters during the Second World War in France. Although they are constantly at ends with each other, the sisters are united in their push for survival when the Germans invade France.
Vianne, the older sister, must face having a German officer living in her house as her husband is fighting with the French army. Isabelle, her spirited and rebellious 18-year-old younger sister, wants to take matters into her own hands and seeks to join the French resistance against the Germans.
If you love an emotionally-packed historical fiction book, The Nightingale might just become your next favorite read.
Trigger warning: This book has scenes with mature content, including war, death, sexual content and violence.
Here are the books we read in August:
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
- Endurance: A Year In Space, A Lifetime Of Discovery by Scott Kelly
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