Online Book Club - October 2022

Book Club

We have created an online book club exclusively for UBC alumni, focusing on lifelong learning, leadership, harnessing creativity, communication skills and much, much more. The book club will connect through a private forum where alumni can discuss the current book and connect with each other.

The Next Online Book Club Selection

We Are Not Like Them explores complex questions of race through an enduring friendship

In We Are Not Like Them, Christine Pride, who is Black, and Jo Piazza, who is white, tell the story of two lifelong friends, Riley and Jen, through alternating perspectives. Their bond is severely tested when Jen’s husband, a city police officer, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager. This powerful and poignant novel explores complex questions of race through the story of enduring friendship.


Join us as we read and discuss beginning October 14, 2022.

Joining the book club is completely free. You just have to pick up a copy of the book—at your library, UBC Bookstore (save 12% with your Alumni Card), or online—to enjoy. The group will read one book every two months, so you will have plenty of time to read.

Plus, you don’t have to commit to reading every book—we’re not grading you.



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