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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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Recent Meetups

  • August 28 · 7:00 PM

    August Book Discussion

    13 Readers | 5.00

    This month we'll be reading The Farm, by Tom Rob Smith. In this psychological thriller Daniel visits his parents on a farm "only to discover that his mother and father... Learn more

  • July 31 · 7:00 PM

    July Book Discussion

    12 Readers

    This month we'll be reading Paris: The Secret History, by Andrew Hussey.  I assume this is different from Paris' obvious history, which is something like "wine, wine,... Learn more

  • June 26 · 7:00 PM

    June Book Discussion

    This month's book is "Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story of Women and Economics". A takedown of Adam Smith's famously selfish "economic man" theory of economics,... Learn more

  • May 29 · 7:00 PM

    May Book Discussion

    This month we'll be reading The Vegetarian, by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith.  This Man Booker-winning-novel explores the horrors of scandal, abuse, nightmares,... Learn more

  • April 24 · 7:00 PM

    April Book Discussion

    This month we'll be reading The Vine that Ate the South, by J. D. Wilkes.  This is a story of two friends who go in search of a haunted house in a kudzu-choked forest,... Learn more

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