Warrior Book Club

It's always the perfect time to join more than 500 alumni in the Warrior Book Club! Every few months, alumni begin a new book with stimulating content, moderated online discussions, and exclusive author talks, Q&A, and live streams. The book club is open to all WSU alumni, friends and family and there is no fee to join.

To join, simply sign up, secure a copy of the current book in any format you prefer, and start reading with us!

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Image of book cover for The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston

Our May to July Selection
The Lost City of the Monkey God
by Douglas Preston

A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, The Lost City of the Monkey God is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century.

Image of book cover for This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Our August to October Selection
This Is How It Always Is
by Laurie Frankel

This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes.

Warrior Book Club FAQs

How often will books be read, what is the time commitment, and what are the expectations?
We will spend about two months on each book. We will read lifelong learning, personal growth, novels and other books that take an average of nine hours to read cover to cover. If you have between one and two hours a week to read, you can make it happen!

What is a bonus book?
A bonus book is an additional read with its own associated discussion topics in the forum. The lead book will still continue, but this is an additional option for those who want to participate.

Is there any cost to participate?
Participation in the book club is free.

How do book club discussions work?
Book club discussions will include a program moderator who manages the forum and provides additional content related to the book. The moderator will pose questions to the group, share relevant articles and facilitate conversation about topics in the book. Members will be encouraged to post and share as well. This format allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for readers to connect with each other through the forum.

Additional FAQs

The Books

Below are a few examples of the kinds of books the group may read. Participants vote between several options each period and select a final choice based on overall reader interests.

Selection of books that the group may read.