What is The Book Club Project?
The Book Club Project has a very simple goal: To encourage conversation between friends about interesting books they have read.
With great books, it’s worth taking the time to discuss our thoughts and reactions to the core ideas discussed by the author(s). By sharing our literary journey with friends, we challenge our own intellectual curiosity and come to understand further why it is we do what we do and think what we think. A most illuminating path.
So in short: Read. Discuss. Share.
Some Thoughts on Reading Great Books
We often read great books. Ones that captivate the mind and challenge us to think differently. and notice things After we read these books, we find ourselves noticing things for the first time. Things that have always existed and been the case, but which we simply had never really seen or understood before.
When we come across the illuminating thought or idea at the core of a book, we feel it immediately; it’s visceral. We sense a moment of insight and learning; of connecting this dot with that one. We know to appreciate it there and then because it’s special.
Not every read of course will be classed as such or even peak our interest, but the more widely we read, the greater is the likelihood that we’ll be struck by moments of literary greatness; and experience enlightened thinking.
By sharing and discussing our thoughts with others, we’re practicing and promoting intellectual curiosity. This creates a virtuous circle of idea-sharing; enabling ever better thoughts to roam the minds of the thinkers and doers amongst us.
Engaging a friend over coffee on your latest read is essential to driving the illuminating ideas movement.