• By Jacquelyn White
  • Posted Thursday, November 19, 2020

#EPICReads Virtual Book Club

#EPICREADS is about letting teens read what they want and share with other teens and me. We meet once a month and talk about our #CURRENTLYREADING virtually. What could be better?

How about no predetermined book list? Yep, you can read whatever you like. I just ask that you come prepared to talk about a book. Each month I've designated a theme, and you can pick a book that falls within that theme or skip that month's theme and pick something yourself. This book club is designed to challenge us to read outside our regular reading habits. So I hope you'll join in and find a new fave. For those interested in reading along with me, I'm including my monthly picks.

We'll be meeting virtually using Zoom. You will be emailed a link and password to attend the Zoom meeting by 10 a.m. on the day of the meeting. If you do not have a webcam or microphone, you may still attend.


This Month


  • Theme: Adventure
  • Meeting: Dec. 14 at 4 p.m.

"Shadow of the Fox" by Julie Kagawa

Let's go on an adventure! To far away places. Danger and excitement all guaranteed. This month’s pick is inspired by Japanese mythology and follows the adventures of a secret shapeshifter who escapes an attack on her temple with a piece of an ancient scroll before meeting a samurai who would kill her for it.

Other books to consider:

Next Month


  • Theme: Afrofuturism and Afrofantasy
  • Meeting: Jan. 11 at 4 p.m.

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

Fans of Blank Panther and the like will enjoy this month’s theme. Afrofuturism and Afrofantasy is the exploration of fiction centered around persons descended from the natives of Africa. This month’s pick takes place in 2172, when much of the world is unlivable, sisters Onyii and Ify dream of escaping war-torn Nigeria and finding a better future together but are, instead, torn apart.

Other books to consider:

Sneak Peek

Can you guess the upcoming themes based on the book?