What we're about

This is a group for those interested in reading non-fiction books. The group chooses books based on personal suggestions or desires of those attending the previously scheduled meeting and are open to any topic and subject area. We try to diversify the subject areas and topic area. We do our best to "round robin" suggestions of the frequent attendees so that everyone gets a chance to have a recommended book selected. There is no page limit; the longer books (450+ pages) may span two months to give people time to finish and we try out best to choose books that have an audio version.

Since we don't collect dues or ask for money, the group is capped to 50 people. We will (try) not to drop those who have attended or shown prior interest. Should you be forced out after nine consecutive months of showing no interest in attending, we're only making room for pending join requests; feel free to join again. If you want to help guide future book choices or suggest alternate times or locations feel free to attend one of the meetings, send a message, or post a comment.

Upcoming events (5)

[PSYCH] Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow

You've probably heard of the book. Our past several selections have referenced it. We've often considered selecting it. Now, its time has come. We'll be discussing "Thinking Fast and Slow."

[Proposed-PHIL] Great Questions of Tomorrow by David Rothkopf

This new 2017 release is somewhat short and could make a nice "filler" title. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zwB4ucARMo With the world at the threshold of profound changes, the question becomes: Where are the philosophers? Where are the great thinkers of today? Where is the next Jefferson, Curie, or Mandela? Which technologies and changes in the nature of life will they harness, embrace, or be inspired by? As the world’s center of gravity has shifted over the centuries from Europe and then to the US, so too has the center of intellectual gravity. With that center shifting to Asia and also to the emerging world, will those places produce the transformational thinkers of the twenty-first century?

[Proposed-ANTH] The Social Conquest of Earth
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Sparking vigorous debate in the sciences, The Social Conquest of Earth upends “the famous theory that evolution naturally encourages creatures to put family first” (Discover). Refashioning the story of human evolution, Wilson draws on his remarkable knowledge of biology and social behavior to demonstrate that group selection, not kin selection, is the premier driving force of human evolution.

[Proposed-HIST] Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

by Jeffrey Kluger Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut’s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over―after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth’s atmosphere following a flight to deep space―the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach.

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