• UCF Alumni Book Club

Join the UCF Alumni Book Club

You're invited to join the UCF Alumni Book Club! In this online community, UCF alumni and friends can connect and enjoy books through online discussions, virtual gatherings, and events. There is no cost to participate - you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy. 

 

Have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section below.

Recommend a Book

We want to know what you want to read next. Complete the form below and send us your book recommendations for the book club.

Monthly Newsletter

Stay up to date with new book announcements, events, and alumni author news by signing up for the book club monthly newsletter!

UCF Knight Authors

Author Submissions

 

Many of our Knight authors have produced significant works across all literary genres.


Have you published a book? Let us know!

 

The Knight Authors list is curated at the discretion of UCF Alumni, and to be considered, books must be complete and published, and you must be able to provide a link to where the published book is available for sale to the public. 

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Resources

If you missed any of our previous book discussions, you can download a discussion guide containing questions, links to author interviews, and additional resources.

If you're interested in hosting a book discussion with alumni in your area, contact us at [email protected].

The book club hosts regular virtual meetups, as well as author spotlight events. For a list of upcoming events, visit the UCF Alumni Events Calendar.

Originally aired: Nov. 19, 2020
David James Poissant is the author of the novel Lake Life (Simon & Schuster, 2020), a New York Times Editors' Choice selection, Publishers Weekly Summer Read, and a Millions Most Anticipated book of 2020.

Original Dates: Jun. 1 - Aug. 31, 2021

Original Dates: Jun. 1 - Aug. 31, 2021

Special Borrowers cards are available upon proof of affiliation or by purchase.

Visit the UCF Libraries website to learn more about how you can obtain a Special Borrowers card as an alumni.

Frequently Asked Questions

The book club will read one book every two months. If you have a little time every week to read, you should be fine. After one month, we will start sharing one discussion question a week on the Facebook page for members to participate. There are no strict expectations on members for this virtual community; if you can't read one of the books then it's OK. If you can only read part of a book and contribute a little to the online discussion then that's OK too.

The book club will be online so people can participate anywhere in the world. We will be offering optional virtual meetups near the end of the two-month period that will be held at 7PM EST, on various days of the week. If there is not enough interest, we will not host a virtual meetup that month.

No. Participation is completely free for UCF alumni! You are responsible for getting a copy of the book to read or listen to, but your local library should have most books for free.

Members can purchase the book or borrow the book from local libraries.

The book club will have a moderator who manages the Facebook group where discussions occur online. The moderator will pose questions to the group, share relevant articles and encourage conversation about topics in the book. Members will be able to post and share as well. This format allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for alumni to connect with each other through Facebook.

Don't have a Facebook profile? You can make one for free at facebook.com. Just sign up and follow the easy instructions to make your profile. If you don't want to create a Facebook profile, dates for future book club virtual meetups will be posted on the UCF Alumni Events Calendar.

 



Click here to join the Facebook group.

Feel free to send an email to [email protected] and we'll be happy to help.

Disclaimers

 

The inclusion of these books on this page is not an endorsement of the contents or values expressed in the books by the UCF or its affiliates. The book descriptions have been provided by the authors or the publishers and should not be considered a review of the book.

  

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