Memento Mori Book Club

Despite the very dour name, Memento Mori is a book club with a death positive mission to draw back the veil around the funeral industry, remove the stigma of discussing death and dying, and help individuals overcome death anxiety. This group is for those with a healthy and active morbid curiosity, future morticians, and death enthusiasts.The reading list will include fiction and non-fiction books that explore the history of the funeral industry, pre-planning for your own funeral, themes of grief and the afterlife, and much more. If you have an interest in the morbid and macabre, are trying to overcome death anxiety, or have a general curiosity about the funeral industry, you’ve come to the right book club.

This group meets every third Thursday at 6pm at Gilded Goat Brewing in Midtown. Meetings are free to attend and you are not obligated to come to every meeting. Books on the reading list are 20% off when purchased from our store. Scroll down to find buy links for the year's booklist.

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2024 Monthly Reading List:

August: This Party's Dead by Erica Buist

September: The Collected Regrets of Clover by Mikki Bramer

October: All The Living And The Dead by Hayley Campbell

November: When We Were Birds by  Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

December: No meeting. Enjoy the holidays! 


 

This Party's Dead: Grief, Joy and Spilled Rum at the World's Death Festivals By Erica Buist Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781783529544
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse - Arrives in 5-7 Business Days
Published: Unbound - August 10th, 2021

The Collected Regrets of Clover: A Novel By Mikki Brammer Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250870247
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse - Arrives in 5-7 Business Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 21st, 2024

All the Living and the Dead: From Embalmers to Executioners, an Exploration of the People Who Have Made Death Their Life's Work By Hayley Campbell Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250906236
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse - Arrives in 5-7 Business Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 31st, 2023

When We Were Birds: A Novel By Ayanna Lloyd Banwo Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593313619
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse - Arrives in 5-7 Business Days
Published: Anchor - February 14th, 2023