Lesbisk Litterär Salong läser/ Lesbian book club reads: Astrid parker doesn't fail

6 september 2023
Café Linné Hörnan

Som utlovat så avslutar vi sommaren med att läsa Astrid parker doesn´t fail av Ashley Herring Blake, den fristående uppföljaren till Delilah Green Doesn't Care som vi läste förra sommaren. Vi läser på engelska håller träffen på engelska.
We will, as promised, end this summer’s reading with Astrid parker doesn´t fail by Ashley Herring Blake. It is the stand-alone sequel to last summer’s romcom Delilah Green Doesn't Care.

An interior designer who is never without the perfect plan learns to renovate her love life without one in this new romantic comedy by Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn't Care. 
Ever since she broke up with her fiance a year ago, she's been focused on her career. So when Pru Everwood asks her to be the designer for the Everwood Inn's renovation, which will be featured on a hugely popular home makeover show, Astrid is thrilled. Not only will the project distract her from her failed engagement and help her struggling business, but her perpetually displeased mother might finally give her a nod of approval.

However, Astrid never planned on Jordan Everwood, Pru's granddaughter and the lead carpenter for the renovation, who despises every modern design decision Astrid makes. Jordan is determined to preserve the history of her family's inn, particularly as the rest of her life is in shambles. When that determination turns into some light sabotage to ruffle Astrid's perfect little feathers, the showrunners ask them to play up the tension.

But somewhere along the way, their dislike for each other evolves into something quite different, and Astrid must decide what success truly means.
Both of the books in this series are available at the Uppsala Library, and in many stores online.

Ashley Herring Blake is an award-winning author and teacher. She loves coffee, cats, melancholy songs, and happy books. She is the author of the young adult novels Suffer Love, How to Make a Wish, and Girl Made of Stars, and the middle grade novels Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World and The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James. Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World was a Stonewall Honor Book, as well as a Kirkus, School Library Journal, NYPL, and NPR Best Book of 2018. Her YA novel Girl Made of Stars was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. She’s also the author of the adult romance novel Delilah Green Doesn’t Care.

Before the meeting, you are welcome to think about questions / interesting things that you thought about when reading to bring up for discussion. The idea is to explore lesbianism as a literary theme. Then, easy-going unpretentious book-talk will follow!

We will meet at Café Linne Hörnan (OBS! It is easy to get mixed up with Café Linné which is across the street, but it is at “Hörnan” that we will meet). There is a ramp for wheelchairs and the like, we want to make our events as accessible as possible, if you have any special needs or questions regarding availability just leave a message!
Whoever comes first takes a table and put up a post in the event so that we´ll find each other. If you can´t find us just write on the page, one of us will keep an eye on inbox!

Anyone who identifies as a lesbian or is interested in lesbianism is very welcome! (You who identify yourself as, for example, queer or bi are of course welcome). As the book is available in English this time, we will also have the actual meeting in English.

The book club is arranged by Lesbiskt Rum Uppsala. The name Lesbisk Litterär Salong is a wink to the salons that were held by lesbians during the 20th century and were a place for conversation and exchange of thoughts. We meet about every sixth week and read a book with a lesbian theme. The next book is always decided at the end of each meeting by the participants, but if you can´t come and want to suggest a book, just leave a suggestion on the page!

Lesbiskt Rum Uppsala is part of Lesbisk * Makt. Read more about who we are at: https://lesbiskmakt.nu/
As a member of Lesbian Makt, you can be active in arranging events and meeting places by joining one of the local branches or starting up a new local group. It is also possible to just attend events, or simply just want to support us through your membership. The membership fee is only 20-100 SEK / year.
* Anyone who is a lesbian or is interested in lesbianism and who identifies as a woman, non-binary and / or has trans experience may become a member and is welcome to the meetings and activities.