Pi Phi Pages 2024 Book List

Get ready for a full year of inspiring, empowering and reflective reading with your sisters! Pi Phi Pages is an interactive, online book club which encourages members to read a selected book each month, engage in discussion questions and connect with other Pi Phis. Members can join the Pi Phi Pages Facebook group to start the conversation or attend the monthly discussions using the Zoom links below.  

Whether you buy from your local bookstore, read on an eReader, check out from the library or listen to the audio version, we hope you join us to discuss the following books for Pi Phi Pages in 2024.  


Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention—and How to Think Deeply Again by Johann Hari 

In this thought-provoking book, Johann Hari explores society’s declining ability to concentrate and offers a compelling analysis for the cause of this issue. Through personal experience and extensive research with leading experts, Hari explains the ways in which our attention has been robbed of us—and how we can finally reclaim it.  

Join the discussion on January 18 at 7 p.m. CST.



The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride 

When a skeleton is discovered at the bottom of a well in 1970s Pottstown, Pennsylvania, stories overlap and deepen to reveal its connection to the town’s Black, Jewish and immigrant history. James McBride explores themes of racism, community and acceptance in this captivating novel.  

Join the discussion on February 15 at 7 p.m. CST.


Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll 

Inspired by an infamous serial killer’s attack on a sorority, Bright Young Women tells the story of two women from opposite sides of the country who become sisters in their pursuit of the truth. In this thrilling and extraordinary novel, Jessica Knoll explores the powerful bond between women who will stop at nothing to fight for justice.    

Join the discussion on March 21 at 7 p.m. CDT. 



Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond ​

In this sociological analysis of poverty, Matthew Desmond draws on history, research and original reporting to discuss the causes of poverty in the United States and how affluent Americans benefit from this pervasive issue. Through his striking yet compassionate writing, Desmond offers readers new ways to think about poverty and ambitious solutions to overcome it.  

Join the discussion on April 18 at 7 p.m. CDT. 


Yellowface by R.F. Kuang ​  

When a struggling writer claims her recently deceased friend’s book as her own, she is faced with intimidating consequences and must decide how far she will go in her stolen success. Yellowface discusses themes of racism, cultural appropriation and social media alienation through a contemporary lens.  

Join the discussion on May 16 at 7 p.m. CDT. 


Chain Gang All Stars: A Novel by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah ​

Chain Gang All Stars tells the story of a group of prisoners who fight to the death in a competition for the ultimate prize of freedom. In this strong and intricate novel, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah explores the American prison system and its correlations to systemic racism, capitalism and mass incarceration.  

Join the discussion on June 20 at 7 p.m. CDT. 


The Best Minds: A Story of Friendship, Madness, and the Tragedy of Good Intentions by Jonathan Rosen​ 

In this harrowing yet emotional story, Jonathon Rosen investigates the tragic story of his childhood best friend, Micheal Laudor, who killed his girlfriend in an unshakeable state of paranoia. The Best Minds explores themes of love, friendship, and ultimately, how we fail to understand mental illness.

Join the discussion on July 18 at 7 p.m. CDT. 



I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai 

When Bodie Kane is invited back to the boarding school she attended to teach a course, she is inexplicably drawn to the very thing she wishes to forget—the murder of her former roommate. As she looks further into the case, she discovers its apparent flaws and realizes she may have been holding onto critical evidence all these years.  

Join the discussion on August 15 at 7 p.m. CDT. 



How to Say Babylon: A Memoir by Safiya Sinclair ​

How to Say Babylon is the stunning story of Safiya Sinclair’s struggle to break free from her father’s strict Rastafarian and patriarchal upbringing. Through her raw and lyrical writing, Sinclair not only tells the story of her own freedom but of women finding their own power and voice in this world.  

Join the discussion on September 19 at 7 p.m. CDT. 



Happiness Falls by Angie Kim 

When a father goes missing and the only witness is his son who cannot speak due to a rare genetic condition, his family goes on a desperate search—leading them to question everything they know about each other. Happiness Falls is a thrilling and deeply moving novel that explores themes of love and human connection.  

Join the discussion on October 17 at 7 p.m. CDT. 



A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them by Timothy Egan 

In this historical thriller, Timothy Egan tells the story of the Ku Klux Klan’s rise to power in the 1920s, the vengeful man behind it all—and the brave woman who revealed his cruelties and brought them down for good.   

Join the discussion on November 21 at 7 p.m. CST.


Christmas Orphans Club by Becca Freeman

In this heartwarming story of found family, a group of friends struggle with leaving behind their unconventional holiday traditions as they begin to grow apart. However, in the midst of letting go and moving on, they realize this new change may have been just what they need. 

Join the discussion on December 19 at 7 p.m. CST. 


On the first Thursday of every month, join Pi Phi Pages for Reading Between the Wines and Silver Blue, a digital book discussion and happy hour. There is no required reading for this meeting—just bring yourself, your favorite beverage and any books you’d like to discuss. Or join to spend time with your sisters and gather reading recommendations! Learn more here. 

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Published January 16, 2024