Founded in late 2009 by Johnny the Nomad, we've been meeting ever since to discuss books, with more than forty under our belt at the beginning of 2014. We take an informal format, try to be more welcoming and inclusive to newcomers than many private book clubs, and make sure we occasionally talk about the book in between having fun. We typically meet twice per book, once on the weekend and once on a weeknight. We try to alternate between fiction and non-fiction. We pick books by consensus, and any member is eligible to recommend the next book, if they will commit to attending the two meetings for it and actively participate (however, I do personally discourage people from joining the group purely because of a specific book or topic of interest, because we prefer to have long-term members rather than driveby critiquing!). Come join us!

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Book Club for the Cerebral

Recent Meetups

  • January 15 · 6:00 PM

    Around Your Neck #1

    13 Literati | 5.00

    Our January book is The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngoze Adichie, her collection of twelve short stories connecting experiences across America and Nigeria. Try... Learn more
  • December 27, 2014 · 2:00 PM

    Books for the Holidays

    11 Literati | 5.00

    Like past years, we're going to do something a little different for December. Pick your favorite childhood short story or excerpt - about 5-10 minutes long. Bring a copy... Learn more
  • December 6, 2014 · 2:00 PM

    Gone Girl #2

    13 Literati | 5.00

    I think it'll be really hard to do two Gone Girl (by Gillian Flynn) meetings in November, so this second one will probably fall in early December. Again, we'll either do... Learn more
  • November 11, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Gone Girl #1

    8 Literati | 4.50

    Our November book will be Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. This should be intense! And exhilarating. Depending on how this goes, we'll probably either throw a play reading... Learn more
  • October 29, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Sophie #2

    6 Literati | 5.00

    This will be our second Meetup for Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, by Newborn & Dumbach. Please try to finish the book for a wrap-up discussion. If details have not... Learn more
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Founded Dec 30, 2009

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