Chicago lyricist Noname clearly has bars for days, but more recently, she’s trying to connect bibliophiles from all over with the launch of her new book club. 

Titled “Noname’s Book Club,” the group will “highlight progressive work from writers of Color and writers within the LGBTQ community.” 

It seems natural that Noname would spearhead this sort of endeavor; according to Lit Hub, her mother is the first Black woman to own a bookstore in Chicago and her father is a book distributor. 

Pitchfork reports that the book club will discuss two literary works each month; the first selections for August are Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Samantha Irby’s We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. At the end of the month, book discussions will be released on a podcast.  

Reportedly, the Chicago rapper is also working on planning major city book club meet-ups. 

Many have answered Noname’s request for book suggestions on Twitter: 




To learn more about the initiative, follow Noname's Book Club on Twitter.