What we're about

We are a nonfiction, private book club in Chicago that is open to anyone who is curious, eager to learn, self-disciplined, and modest. We’ll meet twice a month to discuss our current book and our recent reads.

We seek to establish an environment for people from different backgrounds to learn, connect, and share with each other. Unlike most meetups, we want to establish a deeper connection between members, so we request that those who join please have a complete profile.

We are looking for new members who:

- Are interested in sharing their passion for a book topic

- Are looking for someone with expertise and experience to recommend a good book

- Enjoy hearing a variety of opinions from others with diverse backgrounds

Currently reading:

Ulysses S. Grant: Grant - Ron Chernow

Political Divide: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

History and Energy: Energy and Civilization - Vaclav Smil


Books we have read:

Crisis Managment: Forged In Crisis - Nancy Koehn

Hillbilly Elegy (https://www.amazon.com/Hillbilly-Elegy-Memoir-Family-Culture/dp/0062300547/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490475608&sr=8-1&keywords=hillbilly+elegy)

Thinking fast and slow (http://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374533555/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446395132&sr=8-1&keywords=thinking+fast+and+slow)

The Raise and Fall of American Growth (https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Fall-American-Growth-Princeton/dp/0691147728/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470493735&sr=8-1&keywords=the+raise+and+fall+of+american+growth)

Evolution of Everything (https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Everything-How-Ideas-Emerge/dp/0062296000/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470493850&sr=8-1&keywords=evolution+of+everything)

Pour Your Heart Into It (https://www.amazon.com/Pour-Your-Heart-Into-Starbucks/dp/0786883561/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470493896&sr=8-1&keywords=pour+your+heart+into+it)

Genome (https://www.amazon.com/Genome-Autobiography-Species-23-Chapters/dp/0060894083/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470494040&sr=8-1&keywords=genome)

The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1) (https://www.amazon.com/Path-Power-Years-Lyndon-Johnson/dp/0679729453/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490475666&sr=8-1&keywords=path+to+power)

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Book Discussion

Cafe Nordstrom

Last Book discussion on Meditation and mindfulness Our next book will be "Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies" -- https://www.amazon.com/Guns-Germs-Steel-Fates-Societies/dp/0393317552 Feel free to start the next book early!

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Cafe Nordstrom

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