This quarter’s reading list started in the midst of a pandemic and caught a wave of the movement for racial justice sweeping our communities and schools. Bookclique bloggers, responding in real time to events and outrages around them, used books to explore and reflect. Thank you for reading along with us & spreading the word about our weekly review.

Nic Stone, Dear Justyce

Jillian Christmas, The Gospel of Breaking

Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility

Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race?

Alex Michaelides, The Silent Patient

Ariel Lawhorn, Codename Helene

Rebecca Serle, In Five Years

Robert Caro, Working

Emily St. John Mandel, The Glass Hotel

Kate Elizabeth Russell, My Dark Vanessa

Jia Tolentino, Trick Mirror

Margaret Mitchell (revisited), Gone With the Wind

Jessica Flaxman

Jessica Flaxman

Many years ago, Jessica took an English teaching job at Collegiate School in New York. She replaced an English teacher named Laura Dickerman. At first, theirs was a rivalry, but not too long after that, they became the best of friends. Jessica created bookclique in 2018 and recruited as many of her English teaching friends; students; and writers as she could to the collaborative project of promoting new books to the world. Laura is now the editor of bookclique, bringing all of her customary brilliance and energy to the shared work of celebrating books and book culture.