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APIDA Book Club

APIDA Book Club is an annual Spring quarter program that is geared towards students who have interest in reading literature written by authors of Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi/South Asian descent. The casual book club discussion will provide an opportunity to discuss how literature relates to or informs the students of their own identity and experiences in the larger world. Contact for questions.

Spring 2024

  • The book that was voted for reading and discussion is Salt Houses by Hala Alyan. Sign up to join us for the discussion and receive a free copy of the book! The space for this program is limited to 25 participants.  



    Sign-up for the book club here: 

Past Picks

  • Shadow Life by Hiromi Goto (Spring 2023)
  • Iep Jāltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter, by Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner (Spring 2022) 
  • Afterparties, by Anthony Veasna So (Winter 2022) 
  • Crying in H-Mart, by Michelle Zauner (Fall 2021) 
  • Island of Shattered Dreams, by Chantal Spitz  (Spring 2021)
  • Know My Name, by Chanel Miller (Winter 2021)
  • Good Talk, by Mira Jacob (Fall 2020)
  • water/tongue, by mai c. doan (Spring 2020)
  • A Place for Us, by Fatima Mirza (Winter 2020)
  • On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong (Fall 2019)
  • The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives, edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Spring 2019)
  • Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid (Winter 2019)
  • Citizen 13660, by Mine Okubo (Fall 2018)
  • Monstress, by Lysley Tenorio (Spring 2018)
  • The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui (Winter 2018)
  • The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri (Fall 2017)