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We meet at a bar in Lincoln Park once a month to discuss that month's book, as well as select the next month's book. Past books range from literary (such as The Secret History by Donna Tartt) to popular (Carrie by Stephen King), from fiction to nonfiction (Last Call by Daniel Okrent), from excellent (A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan) tooccasionallyatrociously bad (Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn).

You must be in your mid-20s to mid-30s to join, answer all profile questions, and include a photo of yourself (to recognize you when you come to the meeting and to roughly verify age) for membership approval.

We regularly remove members from the group who haven't visited in over six months.  Nothing personal!

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  • 3 days ago · 7:00 PM

    March Book Discussion

    12 Readers

    This month we'll be reading Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders. This will be the third book in a row recommended by Matt centered around a person's mysterious... Learn more

  • February 27 · 7:00 PM

    February Book Discussion

    15 Readers

    This month we'll be reading The North Water, by Ian McGuire.  NYT Book Review has this to say about it: "Picture a meeting between Joseph Conrad and Cormac McCarthy in... Learn more

  • January 30 · 7:00 PM

    January Book Discussion

    12 Readers

    This month we'll be reading Total Chaos, by Jean-Claude Izzo, translated by Howard Curtis.  It has achieved the reputation of a "modern classic of the Mediterranean Noir... Learn more

  • Dec 19, 2016 · 7:00 PM

    December Book Discussion

    15 Readers

    This month we'll be reading A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles.  Think Grand Budapest Hotel... but then, things got worse. Important note: Like last month, this... Learn more

  • Nov 21, 2016 · 7:00 PM

    November Book Discussion

    15 Readers

    This month we'll be reading The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu.  In the not-too-distant future Earth starts receiving signals from strange... Learn more

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