Wednesday, October 23, 2013

November Non-Fiction Book Club

Last month's Book Club was fantastic! Participants talked passionately about Thomas King’s An Inconvenient Indian—a book on the history of Europeans in North America which doesn't shy away from controversy which elicited a few opposing stances in a group of people with varying backgrounds and experiences. We shared food in The Greenroom, debated and talked through the book, everyone being respectful and having a good time. 

For November, we have a great line up of non-fiction books to chose from. They include:

·      Physics of the Future by Michio Kuku
·      Blood: The Stuff of Life by Laurence Hill
·      David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
·      The War on Science by Chris Turner
·      Command and Control by Eric Schlosser

This month's Book Club will take place in The Greenroom on November 21st at 7:00 pm. We are always looking for new members. If you buy the book at The Bookshelf for any book club, you will receive 10% off. The poll will be up until Friday.

Which Book Would You Like to Read for November Book Club?


  1. This is a really tough choice. I will need to think about it for awhile.

    I immediately without looking into the books thought I would like to read the Eric Schlosser as I really enjoy his writing style.

    However, after reading The Inconvenient Indian last time I think I might not want to read about nuclear issues, or the War on Science, both of which might make me very angry. I feel like an upbeat, or more optimistic book might be necessary.

    Physics of the Future seems to fit the bill. At least from the blurb. First it assumes we as a society and race will still exist in 50 years (which a book on pending nuclear disasters might not assume), and it celebrates science, technology and innovation (where a book on the political gagging of scientist in Canada will only mourn the loss).

    Hmm, I might have talked myself into my choice.

  2. Your points are well taken Candice! Physics of the Future looks really interesting. Your comments are a call to arms for people to vote for this book. Also, I have amended the date of the book club. Does anybody else have any opinions on their fave to read for November 21st?


  3. Wierd, the voter is not available to me, sad panda. I shall throw my vote, if I may do so in an irregular fashion, behind Command and Control (only because the topic of nuclear power has always interested me). As a second choice Physics of the Future sounds fascinating. I must add that all the choices have gone on my to read list regardless - always such tough choices. Good job on the selections!