We’re excited to announce the Bobcat Reads Book Club — an online community where you can read and discuss books on a range of topics in the company of your fellow Bates alums. It’s free to join—all you’ll need is a copy of the book under discussion! 

Current Book Selection:

Bobcat Reads will be actively discussing Beauty by Christina Chiu ’91 from January 6 — March 10, 2022. Continue to check this page for updated information on future book club selections.


Here’s how it works:

  • The book club will connect through a private online forum where members can discuss the current book and network with each other. 
  • We’ll dedicate roughly two months to each book, so you’ll have plenty of time to finish. 
  • Sign up and learn more!

Why should you join? 

  • An easy and fun way to connect and network with other alumni
  • Deepen your knowledge and explore new topics with fellow Bobcats
  • Reading is fun 

Get the book!

Upcoming Book Selections:

  • January 6 — March 10, 2022: Beauty by Christina Chiu ’91
    • Stay Tuned! Complimentary author discussion will be scheduled!
  • March 18 — May 20, 2022: Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
  • May 26 — July 28, 2022: Voter’s Choice (TBD)
  • Aug. 4 — October 6, 2022: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris