Milkman Reading Schedule

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to give you guys a schedule to refer to when reading Milkman for this month.

This month it’s super easy. We’re dividing it into two separate discussion days (essentially splitting the book sections into two).

Here are the scheduled dates for discussion (on IG group DM chat) with their corresponding sections to have read. 🙂

January 20 — Chs. 1-3

January 27 — Chs. 4-7

If you would like to be a part of this book club group chat, please contact Gitana or Amelie!


Introducing! December’s Book Club Pick of the Month: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

It’s December 1st, so you know what that means! This time we polled and you picked, so allow us to officially announce the winner: our wintery book club pick for December: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey!

(Click link above to hear what folks are saying on Goodreads, or the photo below to purchase on Amazon.)

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We are stoked to read, explore and discuss this dark, modern revisioning of a Russian folktale, and it’s perf for winter without dipping into the murky water of overly-sentimental, Hallmarky holiday novels so popular this time of year. I mean, we can dig it, but not for our purposes here, where we focus on more literary works. The book has received really stellar reviews, and was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist, so that’s saying something about what we have in store. Hope you’re as excited as we are!

We will also be running things a little differently this time around, where there will be options for readers of all styles to join the fun. So stay tuned for more details on that!!

DM either Amelie or Gitana on Insta for more info on how to participate!

Pulitzer Prize Nominee for Fiction (2013)Indies Choice Book Award for Adult Debut (2013)Tähtifantasia Award Nominee (2014)The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Nominee (2012)Specsavers National Book Award for International Author of the Year (2012)

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow.

The next morning the snow child is gone–but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness.

As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.

“Stunningly conceived, beautifully told, this story has the intricate fragility of a snowflake and the natural honesty of the dirt beneath your feet. . . . It fascinates, it touches the heart.”
— Robert Goolrick

— Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A magical yet brutally realistic tale.”
— O, The Oprah Magazine

San Francisco Chronicle

— Reader’s Digest

“Full of wonder, longing, hope, pain, and beauty. . . . The Snow Child will keep you frozen in its spell until the very last word.”
— Cleveland Plain Dealer

Introducing! November’s Book Club Pick of the Month: Putney by Sofka Zinovieff

To kick off our very first TGBP Club extravaganza, read below for the happs on our November book club pick—Putney by Sofka Zinovieff—straight from the publisher, Harper Collins.
We are high-key excited about delving into this dark, modern-day Lolita, and we hope you will be too!

🍓 For more details on the club itself, check out our About  page! 🍓

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Putney on the Gram

Our favorite spot to check out other reader’s thoughts, insights and creative photos of our monthly book club picks is on Instagram’s vibrant book community #bookstagram. Below are a few accounts featuring Putney this week. Check out their rad photos and what they have to add to the discussion below!

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