LOFT Book Club

The LOFT's Book Club is an open group which meets monthly to discuss different LGBT literary selections.

From Pulp Fiction to Queer Literature, The LOFT’s Book Club is your way of keeping up on the latest in LGBT literature, while finally getting to those better-known genre pieces you haven’t gotten around to reading.

The LOFT Book Club is presented by The LOFT Library & David Bohnett Cyber Center.


The LOFT's Book Club is currently on hiatus and is seeking facilitators.
If you are interested in facilitating, please contact LOFT Volunteer & Membership Manager, Ryan Kirrane at 
[email protected] or (914) 948-2932 x14.

Previous 2018 Book Club Selections:

January 2018, The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin

February 2018, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

March 2018, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Previous 2017 Book Club Selections: 

January 2017, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

February 2017, The Mothers by Brit Bennett

March 2017, The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich

April 2017, Dressed for Death: Guido Brunetti Mysteries by Donna Leon               

May 2017, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd        

June 2017, Faggots by Larry Kramer        

July 2017, Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult               

August 2017, The Drowning of Stephan Jones by Bette Greene 

September 2017, American War by Omar El Akkad

October 2017, What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

November 2017, Mary Ann in Autumn by Armistead Maupin

December 2017 & January 2018, The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin

Previous 2016 Book Club Selections:

January 2016, The Old Deep and Dark by Ellen Hart

February 2016, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

March 2016, My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

April, 2016, The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman (a graphic novel)

May 2016, The Geography Club by Brent Hartinger

June 2016, The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman / session 1

July 2016, The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman / session 2

August, 2016, Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden

September 2016, HOWL by Allen Ginsberg

October 2016, Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

November 2016, The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

December 2016 and January 2017, A Little Life by Hanya Hanagihara

Past Years’ Book Club Selections:

January 2013 Book choice: Red Tent by Anita Diamant

February: 2013 Book choice: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

March 2013 Book choice: Further Tales of the City by Amisteam Maupin

April 2013 Book Choice: Why be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson

May 2013 Book Choice: The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

June 2013  Book Choice: Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel

July 2013 Book Choice: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

August 2013 Book Choice: Every Woman’s Dream by Leslea Newman

September 2013 Book Choice: Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence by Marion Dane Bauer

October 2013  Book Choice: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

November 2013 Book Choice: We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for Inner Light in a Time of Darkness by Alice Walker

December 2013 Book Choice: I, Tina: My Own Story by Tina Turner

January 2014 Book Choice: Family Affair by Saxon Bennett

February 2014 Book Choice: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

April 2014 Book Choice: And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts

May 20, 2014: The Brothers Bishop  by Bart Yates

June 17, 2014: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

July  15, 2014: Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham

August 2014 Book Selection:  Are You My Mother by Allison Bechdel

September 2014 Book Selection:  Annabel by Kathleen Winter

January 2015:  Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

March 2015:  Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality by Jo Becker

April 2015:  Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story by Steve Wilson and Joe Florenski

May 2015:  Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

June 2015:  Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

July 2015:  Summer Recess – No Book Selection for July

August 2015:  A Collection of Poems by Langston Hughes

September 2015: So That Happened: My Unexpected Life in Hollywood: A Memoir by Jon Cryer

October and November 2015: Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star by Tab Hunter and Eddie Muller

December 2015:  All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBT and allied communities. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.

Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants.