The Corner Book Club

The UVA Alumni Association’s Corner Book Club is a virtual book club for alums of all ages featuring a range of titles by UVA alumnae authors.

Corner Book Club members can read along anytime, anywhere and have the opportunity to recommend titles, vote on reading selections throughout the year, connect on a private online forum, and participate in special virtual events with alumnae authors.

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What We’re Reading Now

Cover of The Distant Dead, by Heather Young

The Corner Book Club is reading The Distant Dead by alumna Heather Young (Col ’86, Law ’91) from October 14–December 16. A virtual event with Heather will take place on December 15 from 12-1 p.m. ET. Register now to join us live.


Our Next Read

Cover of Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life, by Lulu Miller

The Corner Book Club looks forward to reading Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life by alumna Lulu Miller (Grad ’12) in the New Year from January 6 – March 10. Join the Corner Book Club so you’re ready to jump in when reading begins.


July 2021 – June 2022 Potential Reading Selections

Corner Book Club members have the opportunity to vote on reading selections throughout the year.

Cover of Girls of a Certain Age, by Maria Adelmann

Girls of a Certain Age
by Maria Adelmann
(Grad ’12)

Cover of The Ensemble, by Aja Gabel

The Ensemble
by Aja Gabel (Grad ’09)

Cover of Here Comes the Miracle, by Anna Beecher

Here Comes the Miracle
by Anna Beecher
(Grad ’20)

Cover of The Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave

The Last Thing He Told Me
by Laura Dave (Grad ’02)

Cover of The Lies that Bind, by Emily Giffin

The Lies that Bind
by Emily Giffin (Law ’97)

Cover of Everything I Have is Yours, by Eleanor Henderson

Everything I Have is Yours
by Eleanor Henderson (Grad ’05)

Better Luck Next Time, by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Better Luck Next Time
by Julia Claiborne Johnson (Col ’81)

Cover of Portrait of a Mirror, by A. Natasha Joukovsky

Portrait of a Mirror
by A. Natasha Joukovsky (Col ’08)

Cover of Home Making, by Lee Matalone

Home Making
by Lee Matalone (Col ’11)

Cover of Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life, by Lulu Miller

Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life
by Lulu Miller (Grad ’12)

Cover of The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

The Art of Gathering
by Priya Parker (Col ’04)

Cover of Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin

Saint X
by Alexis Schaitkin
(Grad ’13)

Cover of The Lightness by Emily Temple

The Lightness
by Emily Temple (Grad ’16)

Cover of The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe

The Knockout Queen
by Rufi Thorpe (Grad ’09)

Cover of Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
by Jia Tolentino (Col ’09)

Cover of Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

Seven Days in June
by Tia Williams (Col ’97)

Cover of Black Futures by Jennifer E. Wortham

Black Futures
by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham (Col ’04)

Cover of The Distant Dead by Heather Young

The Distant Dead
by Heather Young (Col ’86, Law ’91)


Past Selections

Corner Book Club members have already enjoyed reading these works by UVA alumnae authors.

Better Luck Next Time, by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Better Luck Next Time
by Julia Claiborne Johnson (Col ’81)

Cover of The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copely Eisenberg

The Third Rainbow Girl
by Emma Copely Eisenberg (Grad ’15)

Cover of All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

All We Ever Wanted
by Emily Giffin (Law ’97)

Cover of We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter Farinholt

We Were the Lucky Ones
by Georgia Hunter Farinholt (Col ’00)

Cover of The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – And How to Make the Most of Them Now
by Meg Jay (Col ’92)

Cover of Fever by Mary Beth Keane

Fever
by Mary Beth Keane
(Grad ’05)

Cover of Ask Again Yes by Mary Elizabeth Keane

Ask Again Yes
by Mary Elizabeth Keane (Grad ’05)

Cover of The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

The Exiles
by Christina Baker Kline (Grad ’90)

Cover of The League of Wives by Heath Hardage Lee

The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home
by Heath Hardage Lee (Grad ’95)

Cover of Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
by Liza Mundy (Grad ’87)

Cover of I'll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos

I’ll Be Your Blue Sky
by Marisa de los Santos (Col ’88)

Cover of The Possible World by Liese Schwarz

The Possible World
by Liese Schwarz
(Med ’92)

Cover of Hidden Figures by Margot Rebecca Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures
by Margot Rebecca Lee Shetterly (Com ’91)