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Join us for a monthly bookclub where we will read a range of fiction and non-fiction novels.

We will meet on the third Monday of every month. We typically have a group of 10 people. Even if the invite shows less than that, about that usually show up! All ages 21+ welcome (we host at a bar).

Watch the event post for the location.

Although people order drinks, we are a bookclub not a wine club :D. There is an actual discussion of the book. Sometimes people stay after to socialize, so if you are looking for friends who read - this is the group for you!

Check us out at eastaustinbookclub.weebly.com

Our previous reads:

"Here Comes the Sun" by Nicole Dennis-Benn

"Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" by Barbara Demick

"America is Not the Heart" by Elaine Castillo

"The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. Le Guin

"She Would be King" by Wayétu moore

"Good and Mad" by Rebecca Traister

"Fever Dream" by Samatha Schebwin

"Future home of the Living God" by Louise Erdrich

"Dopesick" by Beth Macy

"Who is Vera Kelly" by Rosalie Knecht

"The Collected Schizophrenias" by Esmé Weijun Wang

"The Moors Account" by Laila Lalami

"The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai

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Book discussion: "Underbug" by Lisa Margonelli

Native Hostel and Bar & Cafe

This is a monthly book discussion, I'll bring the questions, you bring your thoughts! Book description: Are we more like termites than we ever imagined? In Underbug, the award-winning journalist Lisa Margonelli introduces us to the enigmatic creatures that collectively outweigh human beings ten to one and consume $40 billion worth of valuable stuff annually—and yet, in Margonelli’s telling, seem weirdly familiar. Over the course of a decade-long obsession with the little bugs, Margonelli pokes around termite mounds and high-tech research facilities, closely watching biologists, roboticists, and geneticists. Her globe-trotting journey veers into uncharted territory, from evolutionary theory to Edwardian science literature to the military industrial complex. What begins as a natural history of the termite becomes a personal exploration of the unnatural future we’re building, with darker observations on power, technology, historical trauma, and the limits of human cognition. Whether in Namibia or Cambridge, Arizona or Australia, Margonelli turns up astounding facts and raises provocative questions. Is a termite an individual or a unit of a superorganism? Can we harness the termite’s properties to change the world? If we build termite-like swarming robots, will they inevitably destroy us? Is it possible to think without having a mind? Underbug burrows into these questions and many others—unearthing disquieting answers about the world’s most underrated insect and what it means to be human.

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Book discussion: "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai

Native Hostel and Bar & Cafe

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