I’ve been shortening my recommended reading list down to the essentials, and specifically, the books that I find myself referring to most often.
“Community: The Structure of Belonging” by Peter Block has quickly earned top 10 billing and for a lot of people I think it should be required reading to run a coworking space.
When I brought it up on Facebook, some folks were excited to try a book club read of this book. And the more I thought about it, the more I realized how fun it’d be to have a monthly book club here on the coworking forum, so I’m going to run it here!
Wanna participate? Here’s the plan.
Grab yourself a copy of the book. The link above does go to Amazon (there’s physical, Kindle, and audiobook options), but you may be able to find it at your local library or your favorite local bookseller. Just be sure to get the expanded reprint from July 2017, since that’s the one we’ll be working from in the book club.
We will officially begin the book club on the 1st of July so people has time to get a copy.
I’m going to break the chapters down into 4 weekly “assignments” to be completed on the Friday of each week.
Each week will also have a corresponding Google Doc that we can use as a shared notepad for our favorite quotes, takeaways, questions, and ideas inspired by that week’s read.
At the end of the month, I’ll host an optional video chat to wrap up the lessons learned in a sort of “unconference” format.
And, if this goes well, we’ll pick another book to read and discuss together!
Who is in?