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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 August - October, The Monk of Mokha by author Dave Eggers. Join us as we explore this true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war.


Reading Schedule

  • On August 4th, visit Before the Book in our forum and begin reading The Monk of Mokha
  • By August 18th, finish reading through Chapter X, “The Statue”
  • By August 25th, finish reading through Chapter XX, “Hamood and Hubayshi”
  • By September 1st, finish reading through Chapter XXV, “A Country Without a Government”
  • By September 15th, finish reading through Chapter XXXIV, “A Quick Death from a Clean Blade”
  • By September 22nd, 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.