By Jeremy Selkow
Holy Family University’s Library has named Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Quan as its latest Book Club selection. Former Librarian Dan Geary gave Tri-Lite the inside scoop about how books are chosen for the Book Club.
“We usually pick the book two months before the meeting and some volunteers to lead the discussion,” Geary said. “We chose Crazy Rich Asians because the movie came out, and was a really big success, and a couple of us wanted to see the movie.”
The Book Club has chosen a variety of genres to read, but usually focus on fiction writing because it is able to be open to interpretation. Previous book selections have included Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
“We pretty much always read fiction books,” Geary explained. “It doesn’t really matter if its science fiction or fantasy or historical fiction or rom-com. Usually when we pick a book, we try to pick a book that everyone is exited to read because we want as many people to come as possible. Sometimes we’ll pick ones that someone at the university wrote, like Liz Moore, she used to be a professor here, she wrote The Unseen World, and we had a really big turnout for that so we like doing that.”
The Book Club is open to all faculty, staff, and students. For more information about joining the Book Club, please contact the Library.