These great reads are perfect for sparking discussion and even spirited debate, with or without wine.
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
The riveting story of a girl growing up in a survivalist Mormon family in rural Idaho, who survives severe psychological and physical trauma to eventually graduate from Cambridge. Make sure to have everyone in your club peruse the Customer Reviews on Amazon before discussing. They're almost as entertaining and provocative as the memoir itself.
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
A fascinating window into how psychedelic compounds in mushrooms and other natural substances may hold the secret to treating illness, heightening creativity, and even glimpsing the afterlife. What makes this book so readable is that the 63-year-old author tries many of these psychedelics for the first time and writes about his experiences. Given medical marijuana's rising popularity and supposed effectiveness, should psychedelics be examined more closely next? This title belongs on our list of best books to read for summer.
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
A fantastical, transportive novel about a slave boy in Barbados who escapes his evil owner in a hot air balloon and wends his way to America, Canada, the Arctic, London, Europe and eventually Africa. It's a fun romp around the world, but like these other unforgettable books, it's also a poignant look at freedom and friendship.
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