Skip to Main Content

Archived Reading Groups

All but the last two years of book club groups at Texas Tech University Library

Fall 2021 Schedule


Th City We Became   11/1,8,15  7-8:30 pm  via Zoom  co-sponsored by TTU Library


Monday, November 1, 2021 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.   Guest Speaker:  Blake Collier  
via Zoom   

Monday, November 8, 2021 |    7 - 8:30 p.m.
via Zoom

Monday, November 15, 2021 |    7-8:30 pm 

To register, please RSVP to Blaine Grimes


The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants one week before each session.


Participants will be required to obtain a copy of the book at their own expense.

Please email if you need assistance with this.   


Reading Group Guest Speaker Biography - Blake Collier - horror scholar



 "Blake is a freelance writer, critic, and independent researcher in various fields including   

horror culture, film, dementia, and other culture-related subjects. Most of his writing has 

 appeared on Mockingbird and Reel World Theology, sites dedicated to religious 

 explorations  of culture. He received "Article of the Year" from Film Inquiry for his essay, "A 

 Violent System: How Marxism Is Making A Cinematic Comeback" in 2020. He wrote a l 

 lengthy essay for Film Inquiry on the film Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) that got noticed (and 

 read, twice) by John Cusack, himself. He, however, is currently expanding his writing 

 subject  base beyond film into politics, history, philosophy, and other subject matter."   

Grunge website  

Join our series of book discussions on The City We Became

About N. K. Jimsin

Laura Hanifin, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


N.K. Jimsin    " Nora Keita Jemisin[1] (born September 19, 1972) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer, better known as N. K. Jemisin. She has also worked as a counseling psychologist. Her fiction includes a wide range of themes, notably cultural conflict and oppression.[2][3] Her debut novelThe Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and the subsequent books in her Inheritance Trilogy received critical acclaim. She has won several awards for her work, including the Locus Award. The three books of her Broken Earth series made her the first author to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel in three consecutive years, as well as the first to win for all three novels in a trilogy.[4] Jemisin was a recipient of the MacArthur Fellows Program Genius Grant in 2020."

 Wikipedia link 


Additional Reading

Books and DVDs available at the Texas Tech University Library

About N.K. Jimsin 

Jemisin.  The fifth season : the broken earth, book one    Stacks (Floor 4)   PS3610.E46 F54 2015

Schalk, Sami  Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction  ebook  

About H.P. Lovecraft

Joshi.  A dreamer and a visionary :H.P,. Lovecraft in his time.   Stacks (Floor 4)   PS3523.O833 Z716 2001 & ebook

Joshi.  H.P. Lovecraft:  a comprehensive bibliography   Stacks (Floor 5)   Z8520.9 .J66 2009  

Poole.  In the mountains of madness: the life, death, and extraordinary afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft  Stacks (Floor 4)   PS3523.O833 Z838 2016 

Books and DVDs available at the Lubbock Public Library

Note:  Also available are other titles by N.K. Jemsin in print, audiobook, ebook, and e audiobook.   

Jemisin    The Broken Kingdoms FIC JEMI & eaudiobook   

                 The City We Became  FIC JEMI & ebook

                 The Fifth Season  FIC JEMI & eAudiobook & ebook

                 How long 'til black future month  FIC JEMI 

                 The Inheritance Trilogy  FIC JEMI 

                    The Obelisk Gate  FIC JEMI 

                 The Stone Gate  FIC JEMI 

Lovecraft.  The Annotated Lovecraft    813 LOVE

                   More annotated H.P. Lovecraft   813.52  LOVE

                  The new annotated Lovecraft     FIC LOVE

                  The new annotated Lovecraft:  beyond Arkham   FIC LOVE

                  The transition of H.P. Lovecraft:: the road to madness   FUIC LOVE