One of the largest and most active Chicago book groups (http://www.meetup.com/chicago-book-clubs). If you love learning about interesting books in a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction categories (including: psychology, history, memoir, politics, personal growth, economics, nature and beyond), sign up now!
Local authors are invited to speak about their books and readers are invited to review or tell something briefly about a book they are reading. At most of our hosted events there will be time for open and private discussions and interactions.
Aside for our own sponsored meetings we will also be posting information about local book related events that we think are interesting. As outreach chairman for Midwest Writers Association I will be including information about MWA programs that are open to the public. This meetup will become more of a resource as well as building some camaraderie among our members as a sub group attending larger events.
By making these changes you begin to see more diversity in location and times. We hope to provide an entertaining and interactive vibe that encourages the sharing of ideas.