What we're about

Welcome to Women's Non-Fiction Book Club! This group aims to bring together people curious to learn about current events, history, and other topics. The aspiration is to read books on a diverse set of topics and sometimes mentally travel in space or time to learn about other countries/cultures and eras.

The discussion is not supposed to be academic. Our meetings are casual and friendly, welcoming everybody to share their thoughts and take-aways. If you did not finish the book for any reason but you want to discuss it, feel free to join. 

The age range is just a suggestion. So if you're a bit outside of your 30s in either direction, welcome!

Below is a draft reading list; if there's something that strikes your fancy, speak up at the next meeting. If you have a book you've read or would like to read, feel free to suggest it!

Reading List - Google Drive

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Russians Among Us by Gordon Corera

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Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories, and the Hunt for Putin's Spies by Gordon Corera

For June, we'll dive into Putin's world of espionage and the West's quest to find and catch the spies that have successfully infiltrated the United States. This suspenseful, and timely, read was suggested by Josie (thanks!) from our group list. It's also a bit longer, so you may want to get an early start.

Feel free to review the reading list (linked in the description on the main page of this group) and make a suggestion for July at the meeting if anything strikes your fancy!

We'll be outside so cross your fingers for good weather. Bible Park is a couple miles east of I-25 & Yale and is fairly accessible by bike trail (so I've been told) and light rail. There's also plenty of free parking. We'll meet by the large pine trees just off the sidewalk/parking lot, pretty close to where the pin is on the map. Bring whatever you'd like to sit on (blanket, towel, yoga mat, chair) as we'll be in the grass.

Please keep your RSVP up to date to make sure we're clearing the waitlist early for people who want to attend and that the group isn't waiting on no-shows to get started.

From Goodreads:
The full, explosive story for the first time:

Putin’s espionage campaign against the West, how it intensified in the last decade and how the warning signs were missed

  • The Russian ‘deep cover’ spies who penetrated the US and the years-long FBI hunt to track and capture them
  • The recruitment, running, and escape of one of the most important spies of modern times, a man who worked inside the heart of Russian intelligence
  • The evolution of Russian espionage against the West including its use of ‘cyber illegals’ who continue to manipulate us today and pose a significant threat to the 2020 election
  • And much more

Like a scene from a John le Carre novel or the TV drama The Americans, in the summer of 2010 a group of Russian deep cover sleeper agents were arrested. It was the culmination of a decade-long investigation, and ten people, including Anna Chapman, were swapped for four people held in Russia. At the time it was seen simply as a throwback to the Cold War. But that would prove to be a costly mistake. It was a sign that the Russian threat had never gone away and more importantly, it was shifting into a much more disruptive new phase. Today, the danger is clearer than ever following the poisoning in the UK of one of the spies who was swapped, Sergei Skripal, and the growing evidence of Russian interference in American life.

Russians Among Us describes for the first time the story of deep cover spies in America and the FBI agents who tracked them. In intimate and riveting detail, it reveals new information about today’s spies—as well as those trying to catch them and those trying to kill them.

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The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

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