What we're about

Let's read books, drink coffee, and snack on baked goods! Something Witty Book Club is a book club for young professionals (and beyond) that meets monthly on Sundays at coffee shops and brunch places around Dallas.

We read a diverse set of books voted on by the group. We vote on next month's book at the end of every meeting, and the person who pitches the winning book serves as Book Club Moderator for that month. We also try to do other fun things like see movies based on books we've read, books swaps, and an annual Halloween party!

Join us and discuss some great books (and a fun dud every once in a while). We also maintain a Facebook group where we post suggestions for upcoming meetings and general book nerd-related posts!

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1567270676825107/

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Upcoming events (1)

October Discussion: Killers of the Flower Moon

Union Coffee House

For the next meeting, we will discuss "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" by David Grann.

A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Lost City of Z.

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.

As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

See you there for a good discussion and a refreshing drink!

Past events (67)

September Discussion: The Eyre Affair

Union Coffee House

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