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UMGC Alumni Association Virtual Book Club

Looking for a new way to engage with your UMGC community?

Your UMGC Alumni Association is excited to introduce the Virtual Book Club! Join today and start connecting with fellow alumni and current students through a love of reading, lifelong learning, novels, and other books. Continue below for more information.

Live Q&A Author Talks

Click below to register today to join a virtual live Q & A discussion with authors to learn about the thoughts behind their books and more. 

Current Selection

It's time to read the book selection for October - December, The Sweetness of Water by author Nathan Harris. Join us as we follow two brothers adjusting to life as freed men following the Emancipation Proclamation and their unlikely bond with a Georgia farmer.


Reading Schedule

  • On October 13th, visit Before the Book in our forum and begin reading The Sweetness of Water
  • By October 27th, finish reading through Chapter 6
  • By November 3rd, finish reading through Chapter 12
  • By November 9th, finish reading through Chapter 18
  • By November 24th, finish reading through Chapter 24
  • By December 1st, finish reading the book and join our After the Book forum discussion

Join the UMGC Virtual Book Club

Join our community to connect with your fellow UMGC community and enjoy reading, lifelong learning, personal growth, novels and other books. Participation is free for the UMGC community!

Have Questions?

Have questions about what books you'll read, how discussions will run, or the time commitment? Find those answers and more in the FAQs.