About The Tipsygate Readers
Our club is not about commitment but rather about selective reading, so that you can join in whenever. We want it to be a relaxed environment where you can share views and opinions with others, as having an open discussion is vital for stretching knowledge boundaries about certain subjects.
In the current climate, we believe we have a huge responsibility to our university community when choosing which books to read. A little thing, such as reading a book, can really make a big difference to our personal growth and emotional intellect, as well as to people we come into contact with. Through reading, we gain perspective on issues we might have had little knowledge on. Our society will challenge you, help you grow as an individual, and help you find friends with similar interests.
Our first book was 'The Scarlet Letter' by Nathanial Hawthorne, focussing on themes such as women and femininity, sin, public and individual guilt, and the mockery of law. Our second book was 'Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race' by Reni Eddo-Lodge, which explores race, racism, white privilege, class and feminism. Our most recent read was 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak, with our focus being on Jewish Culture. We are currently doing monthly Zoom calls.
We are currently reading 'The Other Girl' by C D Major. our next book discussion will be on Wednesday 11th November 2020.
We are thinking about face-to-face meetings, but that will depend on the government guidelines. For more information on the Book Club, please visit @thetipsygatereaders on Facebook and Instagram.