// Are you ready to join the club?
The bookish club is on a break right now but you can still sign up so we can let you know when we resume!
From the names of our collections, our empowering labels or the anti-casting, we've had one mission from the start; empowering all of us to embrace our individuality through storytelling. What more natural than to have our very own book(ish) club?
Why ish? Because the club is for those who love reading, but also those who don't. If you love learning new things, this club is for you. You can join us whether you manage to finish the month's reading or not. You are also more than welcome to join us only for the monthly meeting and share your opinion on the topic (or just listen to that of others). The book(ish) club is all about creating connection and conversation on the topics that matter to us.
🇫🇷 Le book(ish) club n'est pour l'instant disponible qu'en Anglais mais vous êtes toujours invité à nous joindre si cela ne vous dérange pas !
🌍 The book(ish) club is currently only available in English but you're welcome to join wherever you're from!
// Here is how it works
1. The sign up
Signing up will give you access to the Club's newsletter as well as our monthly online meetup.
Signing up is completely free!
2. You recommend the books
Each month, we set a theme inspired by one of the underarguments' topic.
You can suggest books for any theme you like. See upcoming topics below.
At the end of each month, you are invited to vote for your favourite book.
3. What's better than 1 book?
On the 1st of each month, we reveal the 3 most voted for books so you can purchase the book of your choice.
We want to give ourselves more than 1 perspective so instead of all reading the same book, you can choose one of the 3.
4. Time to chat
We meet online every last Wednesday of the month for about 90 minutes. You are invited to join us in the conversation whether or not you have read one of the books.
We summarise their content before diving into an open chat about personal experiences with members and special guests.
As a new initiative that we want community-led, we welcome any feedback you may have to make the club better for all!
// The Membership
// What we are currently reading
Inspired by no.06 For failures // Against regrets
Discussion point: Success comes hand in hand with failure, and it's a painful truth. How can we accept failure, embrace our journey and make room for our purpose?
30th June at 7pm (UK time)
P.S. This is our last meetup before the Summer break, we'll be back in September after this one!
Elizabeth Day, brings together all the lessons she has learned from her own life, conversations with her podcast guests and meeting readers and listeners who have shared their stories with her. Practical, and inspirational with insights into everything from failed exams, romantic break-ups and how to cope with severe anxiety. Failosophy is the essential guide for turning our failures into our successes.
Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket.
The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. A collection of talks she gave between 1987 and 1994, the book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties.
// Upcoming Themes
The book(ish) will resume after the summer break in September!
Get your membership You'll be able to vote for your favourite books for next month's theme and join our conversations. We look forward to having you with us!
Inspired by the themes? Join us!
You'll be able to vote for your favourite books for next month's theme and join our conversations. We look forward to having you with us!
See All Themes & Suggest Books All our underarguments will turn into book club themes, eventually. There are more themes in preparation, you can find them and suggest books on the link below.
Have books to suggest for other themes?
All our underarguments will turn into book club themes, eventually. There are more themes in preparation, you can find them and suggest books on the link below.
// An initiative that gives both ways
You might already know about Sekool, our factory's foundation in Madagascar. They run educational programs aiming to fill the knowledge gap that prevents some of the local impoverished children from integrating the public school system.
To run, the school needs to fund approximately £135 per kid per year. Covid-19 made it difficult for the school to continue running with a full staff and obtain funding, which means some children are currently unable to attend.
Every little help so we wanted to contribute to raising awareness and funds for them through the book club. You can select your donation amount when signing up for your membership. Of course, you can also become a member for free without donating!
Every donator will be given a discount to shop on the underargument:
If you would like to donate directly to Sekool, please head to their site (site in French).
Donations Collected: £165