Join us this summer for WRC book club!
This summer, the WRC will be hosting a variety of Book Clubs. Each book should be read before the meeting, and each club will only meet once. There are a limited amount of free copies for the participants. You must register for the book club in order to receive a copy of the book. Copies are first come first served. All book club meetings will take place at the WRC. Register today at https://go.illinois.edu/SummerBookClub
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Meeting: Wednesday, July 10 at 3pm
Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases—a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.
It doesn't help that Stella has Asperger's and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice—with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can't afford to turn down Stella's offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan—from foreplay to more-than-missionary position...
Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but crave all of the other things he's making her feel. Their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic...
This book club will serve as part of the WRC’s sexual violence prevention programming and will provide students with an opportunity to engage in media literacy surrounding the normalization of unhealthy relationship behaviors in intimate relationships through critically analyzing the popular novel “Kiss Quotient.”