Slow Read for X – A Non-Fiction Book Club

Inspiration can come from anywhere and so, I’m starting a ‘read as you go’, non-fiction book club. Eight challenging non-fiction reads from May to December.

There are no self-help or fiction books on the list. Instead, we slow read for X, where X is truly the unknown.

We will meet every month, till the end of the year and talk about the writer, how they researched these tomes, and what we can take away from our reads.

I would love for you to accompany me on this journey. You may decide to read one of the books or all of them. Read as you go.

I will ply the group with inspiration – related and unrelated podcasts, Spotify playlists etc. Let’s be realistic – reading about, say, the World War, is not going to be ‘fun’ but I believe that there is a lot one can learn from reading about these subjects and often the best ideas come from unusual spaces.

If you would like to join, drop me a note with subject line ‘I want to Slow Read for X’ at

P.S: Afterwards, I will send you a postcard with notes from the book.

The Slow Read for X List

Slow Read for X – May – READ
Imperium – Ryszard Kapuściński
X equals USSR Travel

Slow Read for X – June – READ
A History of Modern Russia from Nicholas to Putin – Robert Service
X equals History of Russia

Slow Read for X – July – READ
The Black Swan – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
X equals Economics

Slow Read for X – August – READ
The Discovery of India – Jawaharlal Nehru
X equals History of India

Slow Read for X – September – READ
How the World Works – Noam Chomsky
X equals Politics

Slow Read for X – October – READ
The Second World War – Anthony Beever
X equals History of Second World War

Slow Read for X – November – READING IN PROGRESS
The Balkans: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers – Misha Glenny
X equals History of Balkans

Slow Read for X – December
The Rest is Noise – Alex Rose
X equals Music


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