You Can't Make This Stuff Up Book Club

You Can't Make This Stuff Up Book Club

Location:
Zoom

This book club exclusively reads nonfiction works with themes so crazy they couldn’t be fiction--like Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. We read important works to better understand our place in history as well as current events. We tackle taboo subjects through books including race, income, and religious beliefs. If you want to wrestle with topics you don’t normally get to discuss at home, this is the group for you.

The You Can't Make This Stuff Up Book Club meets online via the Zoom platform on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Unfortunately, this book club is full and not accepting new members. Please select another book club or email loring@acappellabooks.com to put your name on a waiting list.

Book Club Liaison: Chenchu Biradavolu

October Selection

How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Previous Selections

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

That Good Night by Sunita Puri

I Like to Watch by Emily Nussbaum

he Family by Jeff Sharlet

The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight To Win The Vote by Elaine Weiss

Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed by David Cole

The Loneliness of the Black Republican by Leah Wright Rigueur

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace Wells

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú

The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy by Michael Lewis

How Democracies Die by Levitsky & Ziblatt

American Prison by Shane Bauer

The New Urban Crisis by Richard Florida

Democracy In Chains by Nancy MacLean

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris

Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work by Jeanne Marie Laskas

One Nation Undecided: Clear Thinking about Five Hard Issues That Divide Us by Peter H. Schuck

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahesi Coates

Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Hochschild

Loaded by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

City on the Verge by Mark Pendergrast