Stoya’s Book Club

Stoya’s Book Club is for people who enjoy reading, and talking, about sexuality. We cover classic and modern sexual fiction (think Georges Bataille’s Story of the Eye through Saskia Vogel’s Permission,) the suggestive to the erotic, and educational material like Emily Nagoski’s Come As You Are. When possible, authors are invited to speak about their work.

We meet for 90 minutes on Zoom, promptly at 3pm NYC time on the third Sunday of the month. The event is free. You’re strongly encouraged to read the book beforehand. And you must be at least 18 years old to participate.

In April 2021, we feature Edge Play, published through Reagan Arts, with special guest appearance by author Jane Boon. You can read Stoya’s review of the book here and you should know that Stoya was gifted a digital advance copy.

Members of the existing Stoya’s Book Club community are welcomed. Our conversations over the past few years are what makes the event worthwhile to me. I’ll want input from the group as to how we move forward. New members are welcome, too, and I think we’re all excited to see where the event can go from here.

You can sign up for Stoya’s Book Club by emailing [email protected]. You’ll receive the Zoom link and password in advance of the event.

We’ve gotten a number of requests over the years for a full list of books we’ve covered at Stoya’s Book Club. Here’s the list so far:

9.17.2017 Story of The Eye by George Bataille

10.15.2017 The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A. N. Roquelaure/Anne Rice

11.19.2017 The Story of O by Pauline Reage/Anne Desclos

2.18.2018 Night Shift: A Choose Your Own Adventure Fantasy by Joanna Angel

5.20.2018 House of Holes: A Book of Raunch by Nicholson Baker

6.17.2018 The Marketplace by Laura Antoniou

8.19.2018 Philosophy, Pussycats & Porn by Stoya

10.21.2018 A Spy in the House of Love by Anais Nin

1.20.2019 Island on the Edge of Normal by Guy New York

2.17.2019 The Sex Sphere by Rudy Rucker

4.28.2019 Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey

5.19.2019 The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley

6.16.2019 The Slave by Laura Antoniou

7.21.2019 Permission by Saskia Vogel

8.18.2019 Friday by Robert Heinlein

9.15.2019 Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey

10.20.2019 The Vagabond by Colette

11.17.2019 Beauty’s Kingdom by Anne Rice

12.15.2019 “Song of Songs” from The Bible

01.19.2020 Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Vol 5 edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel

02.16.2020 SFSX by Tina Horn

03.22.2020 Sunstone Book 1 by Stjepan Sejic

04.19.2020 Disgusting Beautiful Immoral by Guy New York

05.17.2020 Confessions of a Sheba Queen by Autumn Bardot

06.21.2020 The Trainer by Laura Antoniou

07.19.2020 Docile by K.M. Szpara

08.16.20 Gordon by Edith Templeton

09.20.20 Vox by Nicholson Baker

10.18.20 Quiver by Tobsha Learner

11.15.20 Time Square Red Time Square Blue by Samuel R. Delany

12.20.20 Fear of Flying by Erica Jong

01.17.21 Sex Criminals Volume 1

02.21.21 Fucking Law by Victoria Brooks

03.21.21 Club 42 by Joanna Angel

04.18.21 Edge Play by Jane Boon


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