Hey! I see that the forum is going a bit quiet and I wanted to give a feedback of my experience.
First of all I have to say that this book club has made me read much more than I have done in the last few years. This was a major benefit for me, for sure.
I haven’t participated much because I lost the rhythm and so I was always a few books behind. Maybe I’m a bit slow or I haven’t spent enough time reading, but for me certain books took much longer than two weeks to read. This only to say that for me one book every two weeks have been a bit too much and that didn’t leave time to read anything else, which was has been a bit frustrating. But that’s only my personal point of view, not much fault of the organisation.
On the book selection instead I think it would have been better to provide a bit more vision and direction. I think we read some brilliant books, but there was also a lot of overlap and similarities. I’ve joined initially to read something that I wouldn’t have read myself alone. Which worked, but after a bit the book selection felt random and without a real purpose. I think it’s fine if you want some extra books to read, but because of my personal limitations these books have been the only one that I have read.
All this to say that I feel very thankful for the organisation, but I want to stop now and go back to the books that I was thinking to read already before. A bit of fiction on one side and more technical books on the other.
Again, thanks for everything and I might chime in again to give a few reviews of the books I’ve read before, as I’ve particularly enjoyed some insights.