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Associated Alumni

UNB Alumni Book Club

Join our virtual community to connect with fellow UNB alumni, faculty and staff as we read and discuss various book genres such as lifelong learning, personal growth, novels and other topics. Participation is free!

How it works

The book club will connect through a private online forum where people can discuss the current book and socialize with each other. The group will spend two months on each book, so you'll have plenty of time to read.

Why should you join?

There are three main reasons we hope you'll be excited to participate in our book club:

  1. Connect with fellow alumni in an online social environment
  2. Discover new books that you might have otherwise completely overlooked
  3. Reading is good for you!

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Now Reading

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel  (October-December, 2021)

From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, an exhilarating novel set at the glittering intersection of two seemingly disparate events–a massive Ponzi scheme collapse and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea.

In this captivating story of crisis and survival, Emily St. John Mandel takes readers through often hidden landscapes: campgrounds for the near-homeless, underground electronica clubs, the business of international shipping, service in luxury hotels, and life in a federal prison. Rife with unexpected beauty, The Glass Hotel is a captivating portrait of greed and guilt, love and delusion, ghosts and unintended consequences, and the infinite ways we search for meaning in our lives. 

Reading selections

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Set in New York and China, The Leavers is a vivid and moving examination of borders and belonging. It’s the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he’s loved has been taken away--and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past.

This powerful debut is the winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for fiction, awarded by Barbara Kingsolver for a novel that addresses issues of social justice.

From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle

In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is.