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Summer Book Club

Announcing Our Summer Book Club!

Sick of waiting for the slacker members of your book club to come back from vacation to discuss your latest read? Never fear–Quirk Books is here.

We're starting our own book club. One summer, three books, and three meetings hosted by the author–plus two bonus reads! Tell your friends, grab your snacks, and read with us. BYO wine and cheese.

Here's what you can expect:

  1. Virtual meetings with our authors
  2. Swag, prizes, and other giveaways
  3. No buggy lawns, overpriced coffee shops, or lame excuses from other members who didn't read the book

 

June's Book Club Pick

My Best Friend's Exorcism 

 

"If The Exorcist had been authored by Tina Fey" – BookPage

Hosted by Grady Hendrix

When: Tuesday 6/28 at 7 p.m. EST

Where: Facebook Live (QuirkBooks' page)

Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. Through the years, they have bonded over E.T., roller-skating, and a shared love for pop music. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act . . . different. As the strange coincidences and bizarre behavior start to pile up, Abby realizes there’s only one possible explanation: Gretchen, her favorite person in the world, has a demon living inside her. And Abby is not about to let anyone or anything come between her and her best friend. With help from some unlikely allies, Abby embarks on a quest to save Gretchen. But is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?

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July's Book Club Pick

The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy 

"For a woman trying to find her way in fandom, I think this book would be invaluable. But that’s not to say men can’t get something out of it as well."—FreakSugar

Hosted by Sam Maggs

When: Wednesday 7/13 at 7 p.m. EST

Where: Facebook Live (QuirkBooks' page)

Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom.

With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes for everything from starting an online fan community to planning a convention visit to supporting fellow female geeks in the wild.

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August's Book Club Pick

Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge 

“Blending the supernatural and cocktails with the effortless skill of a master mixologist.”—Helen Marquis, bookseller at Google Play

Hosted by Paul Krueger

When: Tuesday 8/30 at 7p.m. EST

Where: Facebook Live (QuirkBooks' page)

Bailey Chen is fresh out of college with all the usual new adult demons: no cash, no job offers, and an awkward relationship with Zane, the old friend she kinda-sorta hooked up with during high school. But when Zane introduces Bailey to his monster-fighting bartender friends, her demons become a lot more literal. It turns out that evil creatures stalk the city streets after hours, and they can be hunted only with the help of magically mixed cocktails: vodka grants super-strength, whiskey offers the power of telekinesis, and rum lets its drinker fire blasts of elemental energy. But will all these powers be enough for Bailey to halt a mysterious rash of gruesome deaths? And what will she do when the safety of a “real world” job beckons?

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And of course we have bonus books for you overachievers. 

Who doesn't love a challenge? Tackle these two titles and you can have all the glory for being the most well-read in Quirk's Summer Book Club.

Manhattan Mayhem edited by Mary Higgins Clark

Best-selling suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark invites you on a tour of Manhattan’s most iconic neighborhoods in this anthology of stories from Mystery Writers of America.

From the Flatiron District (Lee Child) and Greenwich Village (Jeffery Deaver) to Little Italy (T. Jefferson Parker) and Chinatown (S.J. Rozan), you’ll encounter crimes, mysteries, and riddles large and small. Illustrated with iconic photography of New York City, Manhattan Mayhem is a delightful read for armchair detectives and armchair travelers alike!

Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye

Meet Warren the 13th. He’s the lone bellhop, valet, groundskeeper, and errand boy of his family’s ancient hotel. It’s a strange, shadowy mansion full of crooked corridors and mysterious riddles—and it just might be home to a magical treasure known as the All-Seeing Eye. But if Warren is going to find the hidden treasure, he’ll need to solve several other mysteries first: What is the strange creature lurking in the hotel boiler room? Who is the ghostly girl creeping around the garden’s hedge maze? And why is the hotel’s only guest covered in bandages? 

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