Your Choice Book Discussion Group
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Your Choice Book Discussion Group
Tired of being forced to read a specific book just so you can attend a book group? We've got an answer for you.
Instead of assigning specific titles for this club, we decided to let you read your own choices, then come share your ideas with others. You may want to recommend one or more books, or you may want to let us know you thought a book is a real stinker. Either way, we'll be delighted to hear your comments.
The group meets on the 2nd Friday each month, at noon. You can bring your lunch, or a drink or a snack.
We've met for less than a year and already have a ton of books to recommend - both fiction and nonfiction like science, biographies, history and others. We'll try to add books as they are discussed, so check back regularly to get new ideas for your reading pleasure. Hope to see you in person soon!
Great new nonfiction:
- Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler - in General Business - surprising new information about integrating performance with altered states of consciousness
- Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently by R. Beau Lotto - neuroscientist reveals how we see the world and what happens when our view is challenged
- Then All Hell Broke Loose by Richard Engel - NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent fills us in on two decades of upheaval in the Middle East including the why, how and when of it all.
Fiction to Investigate:
- The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami - A man in Japan is urged by his wife to find their missing cat; next, he's looking for his missing wife. What gives? This writer is fantastic if you like slow, surreal, narrative filled with symbology. Loved it!
- Dead Water: A Shetland Mystery by Ann Cleeves - Jimmy Perez must solve another interesting murder. This is Ann Cleeves at her best!
- Two Can Play by Kate Kessler - psychological thriller with gripping, taut story involving a possible copy-kat killer - lots of entertainment for thrill-lovers!
It's the biggest revolution you've never heard of, and it's hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down.
Beau Lotto, the world-renowned neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and two-time TED speaker, takes us on a tour of how we perceive the world, and how disrupting it leads us to create and innovate.
A major New York Times bestseller by NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel--this riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen close up "should be required reading" (Booklist, starred review).
Japan's most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II.
Ann Cleeves returns to her critically acclaimed Shetland Island series with this stunning mystery featuring Inspector Jimmy Perez, who readers will remember from Raven Black, White Nights, Red Bones, and Blue Lightning. When the body of a journalist is found, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted from outside to head up the investigation.
Two Can Play is the second book in a new thriller series where a criminal psychologist uses her own dark past to help law enforcement catch dangerous killers.