The Kinkaid School Virtual Alumni Book Club

About the Book Club

We have created a virtual book club exclusively for Kinkaid alumni and current and retired faculty/staff, covering lifelong learning, personal growth, novels and other books the participants are interested in reading. The book club will connect through a private forum where all participants can discuss the current book and network with each other. Joining is completely free, you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy. The group will read one book every two months so that you'll have plenty of time for each book. You do not have to commit to read every book and can contribute as much or as little as you'd like.

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For our current summer reading period (May - July 2020), you are invited to “Choose Your Own Adventure”. Read and discuss one, two, or all three book options simultaneously. It’s your choice!
Option 1: In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Option 2: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Option 3: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Why Join?

1. Connect With Fellow Kinkaid Alumni: Want another way to connect? Live out of town? Joining our book club will help you learn and grow with fellow alumni across industries, generations and geographies.

2. Reconnect with Kinkaid Teachers: Who better to have book discussions with than current and retired Kinkaid faculty/staff. A Kinkaid English teacher may even help lead a future book discussion!

3. Advance Your Career: A book club can enhance your career on two fronts. First, the books you read may make you more effective in areas critical to success like leadership, communication and productivity. Second, the network you'll be building may help you with career advice, introduce you to new people and find your next job.

4. Reading is Good for You: Did you know business people who read at least seven business books per year earn over 230% more than people who read just one book per year?1 Reading improves your intelligence, reasoning ability, and has been linked to reducing the chance of Alzheimer's.2 Joining our book club gives you the opportunity to read more and enjoy all the benefits that come with it.

1 Tuesday Morning Coaching by David Cottrell, pg 134.
2 Harvard Business Review, 2012,