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 once 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:

The Splendid and the Vale

Books we have read:


Leonardo Da Vinci

Meditation and Mindfulness

Ulysses S. Grant: Grant - Ron Chernow

Political Divide: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

History and Energy: Energy and Civilization - Vaclav Smil

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)


Billion Dollar Whale

AI Superpowers

The End is Always Near

Three Seconds Until Midnight

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

Upcoming events (1)

Book Discussion on "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster" by Bill Gates

Needs a location

Hi everyone,

After the vote, we will be dedicating our next two books to "Climate Change". We will be reading "How to avoid a Climate Disaster" by Bill Gates first and "Unsettled" by Steven Koonin to look at Climate Change from different perspectives.

For this book discussion, we will focus mainly on "How to avoid a Climate Disaster" by Bill Gates. It is my first time deep diving into this topic, and I am very excited. If you have any insights, please join our discussion and share them with us!

p.s. we change our discussion time to begin at 5 central. If anyone can't make it that early, please let me know and we can adjust accordingly.


Past events (39)

Drug Regulation and Safety - Discussion on Opioid Crisis

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