Welcome to the GRYT Book Club

Join us in the AppChat Discussion room of the GRYT App to discuss a large variety of books by prestigious authors. Read the book, and log onto the app to talk literature! We’ll even give a suggested reading timeline to help keep you on track before the online discussion!

The book picks are meaningful and so is the conversation. Didn’t have a chance to read the whole thing? Come chat with us anyway! Many of our guest speakers are the actual author and the dialogue is easy to contribute to. Join your fellow GRYT community as we explore different stories through books!

The Cast: A Novel

Written by Amy Blumenfeld


Seriously, What Are You Waiting For?

Written by Tamika Felder, cancer survivor, advocate, founder of Cervivor

Questions and Quotes from Book Club with Tamika Felder:

“There is no blueprint to survivorship. And what I have learned is that we have to acknowledge the impact of cancer. It is a trauma. And until we deal with the trauma we can’t move past it. My book is a love note to cancer survivors and thrivers. I want to help you heal and live your best life beyond your cancer. I wrote it specifically for the cancer community but it is also a great tool for non cancer peeps too. The book is part book, part journal, part vision map. It is great for finding a clear path and getting unstuck. The book has also been used by newly diagnosed people, and it helps them think through how to maintain some normality during treatment.”

“Think about the messages you tell yourself. From the time you wake up and brush your teeth. So many people start their day in a defeatist tone. I want you to actively work on shifting that energy. Your unique voice is a gift to the world. There is no one else like you. You are uniquely you. Life is meant to be lived. Life may not look like you want it to but use whatever you are working with.”

“Commit to LIVING. Whatever that may look like to you but commit to it. Ask for help. Seek support. Surround yourself with CHEERleaders not FEARleaders.”

1. What is your biggest struggle post cancer or even during treatment?
2. How do you learn to live beyond the dark cloud of cancer?
3. How do you remind yourself of your inner badass?
4. What is one way you can commit to being less fearful?
5. What is something outside of your comfort zone that you will do this year to bring you joy?