The /r/books Book Club Selection + AMA for September is “If We Were Villains” by M.L. Rio

If you are looking for the announcement thread for the previous month, it may be found here.

During the month of September, we will be reading If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio. Each week there will be a discussion thread and when we are done, M herself will be joining us for an AMA.

From Goodreads (feel free to skip if you prefer to know nothing going into the book):

Oliver Marks has just served ten years in jail – for a murder he may or may not have committed. On the day he's released, he's greeted by the man who put him in prison. Detective Colborne is retiring, but before he does, he wants to know what really happened a decade ago.

As one of seven young actors studying Shakespeare at an elite arts college, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingenue, extra. But when the casting changes, and the secondary characters usurp the stars, the plays spill dangerously over into life, and one of them is found dead. The rest face their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, and themselves, that they are blameless.

You may find the dates of, and links to, the discussion threads below in the sticky comment on this post. You are welcome to read at your own pace. Don't worry about joining later on in the month. Usually it is pretty easy to catch up and you are always welcome to join the discussions a little later.

If you would like to view potential content warnings, an audience-created list may be found here (may contain potential spoilers). This should be among the lighter subject matters that the club does but feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

If you would like to view any past book club selection or want to see how things work, you may find the complete archive here.

For those of you that are viewing reddit on the redesigned desktop version you will see an option on this post to 'follow'. If you 'follow' the book club post you will receive a notification when a new post, a discussion thread for book club, is added to the collection. It is still being tested, so it may not be perfect, but perhaps it will make it easier to join the discussions when they go up.

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