Our February 23 discussion of Susan Jacoby's The Great Agnostic was well received and left participants eager for another go. I'm calling this a readers' choice initially, to get your input on what you've read and loved and/or what you're dying to read in the greater non-belief genre (I just invented that.) So here's the plan: RSVP yes for the event and leave comments about the title we should choose. The "genre" covers a lot of turf as I see it, so don't feel too constrained with your suggestions. In past musings over titles, we've thought about discussing things like Edward J. Larson's Summer for the Gods, a Pulitzer winner about the Scope's trial (in which you learn it was all a set-up); Rebecca Newberger Goldstein's 36 Arguments for the Existence of God, A Work of Fiction (into every man's life, a Roz should fall); Greg Bear's Darwin's Radio (fun Sci-Fi that asks what happens to God when a new human species suddenly appears); the Sagan classic, The Demon-Haunted World; and Michael Shermer's The Believing Brain.
A while ago, John Snyder at the American Freethought podcast surveyed his listeners and put together an "Essential Freethought Llibrary" of titles they most frequently mentioned. This may give you some further ideas. And of course, I especially want to hear about your independent finds.
After about two weeks, I'll exercise my organizer's dictatorial powers and make the call of the title, which will still give more than three weeks to read.
The room holds 25 but I'm going to limit this to 15. The smaller group helps, in my experience, to keep the discussion intimate and free-flowing. So jump on it!