Welcome to Mighty Book Club! Mighty Book Club is a place to explore new books and escape into the pages of your next favorite read with other members of The Mighty community.
Mighty Book Club is virtual — meaning you can take part from any place you have access to internet. Each month we will select two book options: one fiction and one non-fiction. You can read one or both books.
Participate in a way that best fits your needs and energy levels. If you can’t read a book one month, that’s OK — we understand. You can add to the discussion questions we’ll be posting on the #MightyBookClub page at your own pace, or follow along as the questions get posted.
An example discussion question post.
Interested? Here is what you can expect:
- One discussion question per week. The question will be published every Friday on the #MightyBookClub page.
- Ability to vote on book choices each month.
- Accessible book options.
Accessibility is important to us. That’s why all book selections will have the following:
- An audiobook version.
- Trigger warnings if applicable.
- Manageable page counts (250-400 pages, on average).
- Publishing dates older than one year to help with international editions, translations and library wait lists.
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Here are the books we’ll be reading in August:
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Overview: Celaena isn’t your typical 18-year-old girl. Working as Erilea’s most-feared assassin, Celaena thought she was above the law… and the tyrant king himself. That is until she was arrested and thrown into the harsh salt mines of Endovier for hard labor. A year later, Celaena is suddenly taken out and faced with a decision: Enter a tournament — win and become the king’s personal assassin — or be left in the mines to die.
Throne of Glass is a gripping YA novel that fans of The Hunger Games and high-fantasy will love.
Trigger warning: This book is YA, but it includes some descriptions of killing, violence and sexual content.
Endurance: A Year In Space, A Lifetime Of Discovery by Scott Kelly
Overview: Follow astronaut Scott Kelly’s year living on the International Space Station (ISS). Kelly discusses both the physical and mental effects that living in space can have on a person. As the twin of another astronaut, Scott Kelly’s year resulted in one of the most unique twin studies ever conducted.
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to become an astronaut, tackle ISS issues MacGyver-style and overcome the isolation of space, this book is for you.
Trigger warning: This book mentions a shooting that happened in the U.S. while Kelly was in space.
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For discussion questions posted on August 9, please read:
- Throne of Glass chapters 1-13
- Endurance: A Year In Space a Lifetime of Discovery chapters 1-5
For discussion questions posted on August 16, please read:
- Throne of Glass chapters 14-26
- Endurance: A Year In Space a Lifetime of Discovery chapters 6-11
For discussion questions posted on August 23, please read:
- Throne of Glass chapters 27-40
- Endurance: A Year In Space a Lifetime of Discovery chapters 12-15
And finally, for discussion questions posted on August 30, please finish the books.