Book Club – Let’s Read Together

Do your New Year’s goals include personal professional development or a resolution to read more? Is there a stack of great books nearby that you’ve been meaning to read? Did you make a list of book(s) to investigate that you heard about at the last SIGUCCS conference? Are you nervous about reaching your Goodreads reading challenge?

Us too! Let’s work together to make it happen with SIGUCCS.

Nominate a book!

2020 Book Selections

View our book list on WorldCat (link)

September SIGUCCS Book Club Hangout 
Wed, Sept 30, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (EDT)

BookModerator(s)Slack Discussion
January168 Hours: You have more time than you think
Laura Vanderkam
LaurieWeek of Jan. 27
MarchRadical Candor
Kim Scott
Week of Mar. 23
MayThe Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Mark Manson
Lindsey FreerWeek of May 25
JulyThe Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Patrick Lencioni
Week of July 27
SeptemberCreative Trespassing: How to Put the Spark and Joy Back into Your Work and Life
Tania Katan 
Week of Sept. 28
NovemberWhat if I Say the Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People
Verna Myers

Join the Discussions

books and coffee

Each month, there will be two parts to the discussion. On the last Monday of the month, we will start the conversation in Slack. You can find us in the #book-club channel.

If you have any questions or suggestions about how to participate in our reading group, please contact Laurie Fox.

A Few Rules

  • The purpose of this book club is to read and enjoy new professional development books! Everyone is welcome to join the conversation. That includes people who have read the book before, people who have not yet read the book, and anyone who didn’t quite finish. 
  • You may find that you disagree with something that another member of the group has said. It is ok to disagree as long as it’s done respectfully.
  • Keep on topic, but feel free to introduce information that is relevant to the discussion (historical facts, bio details, book background, related authors or topics).
  • The moderators will serve to keep the group on topic, ensure everyone has a chance to contribute to the discussion, and assist with book selection and hangout schedules.

2019 Book Selections

OctCrucial Conversations
Kerry Patterson
SeptTurn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
L. David Marquet
Mo & Laurie
AugThe Monsters of
Audrey Watters – a keynote speaker at
JulySuperBetter: the
power of living
Jane McGonigal
Lisa B
JuneQBQ! : the question
behind the question
John G Miller
Laurie & Tom W
MayThe Phoenix Project
Gene Kim
Jason V & Laurie
AprEQ Applied
Justin Bariso
Getting Things Done
David Allen
Katelin & Dan
FebAtomic Habits 
James Clear
Mo & Laurie
Daring Greatly 
Brené Brown
Mo & Laurie