Ludington Library's Bookclub for Adults
The "Rabid Reader" Book Club welcomes new members anytime at the Ludington Library. Meetings are on the third Friday of each month, 9:30 am, at the Ludington Library. Their next meeting will be June 16 at 9:30 am, discussing "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World" by Adam Grant, nonfiction, c. 2016
The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B
With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all?
Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo. .
Visit or call the Libraries at (231) 843-8465 or (231) 757-2588 to reserve a copy, or to ask about getting a copy through MeLCat.
Rabid Readers Reading List for 2017*
12/16/2016: “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Bachman, fiction, c. 2015
1/20/17: "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle, fiction, c. 2014
2/17: "Mary Coin" by Marisa Silver, fiction, c. 2013
3/17: "The Fortunes" by Peter Ho Davies, fiction, c. 2016
4/21: "A Fall of Marigolds" by Susan Meissner, fiction, c. 2014
5/19: "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, fiction, c. 1899
6/16: "Originals: How Non-conformists Move the World" by Adam Grant, nonfiction, c. 2016
7/21: "The Wednesday Wars" by Gary Schmidt, YA fiction, c. 2007
8/18: "Black-Eyed Susans" by Julia Heaberlin, fiction, c. 2015
9/15: "Perfume River" by Robert Olen Butler, fiction, c. 2016
10/20: "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith, classic fiction, c. 1943
11/17: "Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories that History Forgot" by Martin W. Sandler, nonfiction, c. 2010
* Subject to change