Upcoming Book Club Study: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1

Please join us for a discussion of My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1 by Emil Ferris led by Mike Hominick.

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge. Full-color illustrations throughout.  (Summary courtesy of Goodreads. )


The discussion will be held: 

Thursday, August 9th

2-4 p.m.

Northbrook Public Library

RSVP to Mike Hominick (mhominick@northbrook.info)


Please arrange to obtain your own copy of the book for the discussion.

As always, discussion of the book includes a nuts-and-bolts session devoted to sharing practical solutions to the problems and concerns of book discussion leaders. Mary Constance Back will lead the discussion on “Discussing Graphic Novels and Other Unique Formats.”

Also, remember that you can always bring any problems or concerns you have with your group, no matter the topic, so we can all help each other.


Also, the notes from our Spring discussion of A Distant Heart and our interview with Sonali Dev have been posted on the *new* Book Club Study website!  You can find them on the Archive page.


Links to Peruse Prior to the Discussion:

Chicago Reader Review

NPR Interview

Paste Magazine Interview