Welcome to diesdas.unread – the mostly utopian book club for facts and fiction. We strive to understand the complex new world around us better, through reading, discussion and exchanging experiences. This book club is not focused on a particular genre, instead alternating between novels and non-fiction books. We like sci-fi, eye-opening popular science and occasionally revel in the absurd, but don’t shy away from classics either.
The book club has been going strong since August 2017, with a core group of returning participants, but also new faces joining each time. Usually we end up being between four and eight people who show up. It is organised and hosted by https://diesdas.digital , a studio for design, strategy and code in Berlin Kreuzberg.
Note: We’ve only recently switched from Facebook events to Meetup, which is why it’s still a bit empty here.
We discuss in English and/or German, depending on which languages are present. Don’t worry if you don’t speak both or aren’t fluent … we’ll make it work! Drinks and snacks are provided and it’s a fairly casual atmosphere. You definitely don’t need a literature degree to participate! It’s important to us to listen to each other, to treat everyone with respect and to create an inclusive setting. If you only want to hear yourself talk, then this is probably not for you.
The address is diesdas.digital GmbH, Oranienstraße 6, 10997 Berlin. We meet at 7pm and then usually discuss for 2-3 hours. It doesn’t matter if you have actually finished the book – everyone is welcome, as long as they have read at least a few pages and bring their impression.
Books we have read so far: - “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. LeGuin - “Kafka on the Shore” by Haruki Murakami - “Positioning” by Al Ries and Jack Trout - “Borderliners” by Peter Høeg - “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari - “Uncommon Type” by Tom Hanks - “Homo Deus” by Yuval Noah Harari - “Measuring the world” by Daniel Kehlmann - “Why we sleep” by Matthew Walker - “Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller - “Invisible Women” by Caroline Criado Perez - “Shikasta” by Doris Lessing - “How to do Nothing” by Jenny Odell - “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood - “Because Internet” by Gretchen McCulloch - “Educated” by Tara Westover - “You Look Like a Thing and I Love You” by Janelle Shane - “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - “The Future We Choose” by C. Figueres, T. Rivett-Carnac
The next book is always decided on the spot at the meeting, by the people who attend – so bring suggestions! We strive to create parity between female and male authors, so we will gravitate towards female authors for a while.