Searching for your next great read? Looking to engage with fellow Sagehen readers? Join the Pomona College Book Club on Goodreads. The book club connects Pomona alumni, professors, students, parents and staff to the intellectual vitality of campus. Each year new fall, spring, summer, and winter book club selections for the Pomona community will come to life through online discussion, regional in-person events and video or audio interviews.
Current Selection for Spring 2019
Circe by Madeline Miller
Join the Pomona College Book Club as they read Circe, called “A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess’s story that manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right,” by The New York Times and named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Washington Post, Time, The Boston Globe and many others.
Visit the Pomona College Book Club Bookshelf for past selections and more. Former book club selections include:
- Less by Andrew Sean Greer
- The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston '78
- Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
- The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Host a Book Club Event in Your Region
Consider hosting a book club discussion in your region with fellow Sagehens. Fill out the Book Club Host Form or contact Emily Cardinas, assistant director of alumni learning and career programs, to learn more about hosting an in-person event. Regional book club discussions will take place through June 2019.
Pomona College Magazine Bookshelf
Would you like to know more about books authored by Pomona alumni and faculty? Pomona College Magazine has featured books written by members of the Pomona College community through its "Bookshelf" feature. Take a look at the current and past books on the shelf now.