Book Club 📗
The Book Club is one of the most beloved activities in the Refactoring Community.
Here is how it works:
🗳️ Choose — every two months we decide on a book to read about engineering / management.
👓 Read — during the period, we read it by ourselves and comment on it in threads.
🔍 Review — at the end of the period, we get together in a live call to discuss what we liked and disliked.
📬 Publish — after a couple of weeks I publish a summary + review of the book on the newsletter, powered by community discussions.
Other than being a success for the community, the book club has also been incredible for me from a personal standpoint. In fact, it pushes me to read more and better:
➕ Read more — I have now this schedule of 1 book every two months, which is more than I ever managed to read by myself.
➕ Read better — I read more intentionally because I know I will have to discuss the book with smart friends, and the discussion itself improves my understanding.
From a community standpoint, then, it improves our bonding and makes me know members better.
Finally, books make for great newsletter editions: if you don’t have time to read the full book, you can just read the summary + review and it’s a good substitute.
Here are the reviews of the books we have read so far 👇
The book club is exclusive to Refactoring community members. You can join the 600+ engineers and managers in the community by getting the full Refactoring plan 👇