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SCSS Summer Book Club

Calling all Bookworms!

This summer, the Stay Connected, Stay Social program will host discussion events in June and July for our chosen summer reading list.

NOTE: This event is for staff and faculty only and is not open to students.

JULY BOOK SELECTION

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments book cover

For the month of July, we have selected "World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments" by Aimee Nezhukumatathil. This book is focused on nature. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect and how it relates to our lived experiences. This book has been described as a breath of fresh air and a source of substance and joy. This will be a good fit as we settle in to the more reflective time of the summer. Learn more on Goodreads.

DATES:

  • Monday, July 12 |  3:30–4:00 p.m. | pages 1–51
  • Tuesday, July 20 | 3:30–4:00 p.m. | pages 52–111
  • Monday, July 26 | 3:30–4:00 p.m | pages 112–165

You do not have to attend all the dates to participate and we encourage you to read at your own pace. The pages will be posted as a guide for the discussions only.

HOW DO I JOIN?

Email iiy@csusm.edu and let us know you are interested. We'll send you a calendar invitation with all the details.


JUNE BOOK SELECTION

The House in the Cerulean Sea book cover

For the month of June, we have selected "The House in the Cerulean Sea" by TJ Klune. This is a whimsical, fun read and will provide a nice mental break for so many of us who are feeling the effects of a challenging semester. We are looking forward to lighthearted and fun discussions! Learn more on Goodreads.

Dates:
  • Monday, June 7 |  3:30–4:00 p.m. | Chapters 1–7 (pg. 9–125)
  • Monday, June 21 | 3:30–4:00 p.m. | Chapters 8–14 (pg. 126–284)
  • Monday, June 28 | 3:30–4:00 p.m | Chapters 15–Epilogue (pg. 285–396)

You do not have to attend all the dates to participate and we encourage you to read at your own pace. The pages will be posted as a guide for the discussions only.

How do I join?

Email iiy@csusm.edu and let us know you are interested. We'll send you a calendar invitation with all the details.