For our first edition of the Book Club we will be reading and exchanging ideas about: Call by you Name by André Aciman.
This book is an extraordinary, poetic, and deeply beautiful reminder of the emotion coming with the existence of loving for the first time or out of love for the last time.
“Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between the young Elio and Oliver, a summer guest at his parents’ cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during the restless summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them.”
**About the Book Club in the ‘Gay & LesBian Social The Netherlands’ Meet up Group**
This event will never feel like a literature lesson, but a fun and cozy event. Its purpose is of connecting like-minded people through literature. We are a group of literature enthusiasts, home readers and those willing to improve their reading habits.
A short overview of the regular event is:
– Welcome drinks with selected music chosen for the book
– Short Introduction of the month Book
– Reading of selected central pieces of the book and main quotes
– Open conversation about the main topics of the book and personal impressions
– Selection of the book of the following month
– Final reading and Goodbye drinks
Next books will be selected democratically in the end of every session and are always a pro-LGBTQ or friendly material.
Due to the limiting amount of people for this event, please make sure to update your participation. People on the ‘waitlist’ will be automatically included.
Please buy/borrow your own copy of the selected book. Ideally everyone will have read the book before the session, but not mandatory. Support a local book shop whenever possible.
Event will be hosted at my place located in the Regulierdswarstraat, Amsterdam Center. I will send the exact address in a private message some days before.