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Read With Us: October Book Club Selection

By Opportunity International

Have you read something great recently? As a community of book enthusiasts, we love getting recommendations from all of you. Let us know if you have a new must-read book to add to our list!  

Here at the Opportunity Book Club, we just finished reading The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

We became fans of Adichie while reading her books, Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists (add those to your reading list, too!), and we loved diving into her short story collection this September.

This fall, we’re returning to our roots and picking up a classic—a book that Bill Gates famously said “lays a foundation for understanding human history.”

This month, join us as we read (or reread!) Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond.

In the book, Diamond makes a case for the importance of geography and environment in shaping human history. His research helps us better understand why some societies have thrived—and others have struggled to survive.

Among many accolades and awards, Diamond was awarded the National Medal of Science and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship—and Guns, Germs, and Steel won the Pulitzer Prize.

If you’re in the mood for a novel instead, check out our complete list of Book Club selections and revisit one of our previous reads!

And as always, let us know what you are reading and learning in our Facebook discussion group.

We can’t wait to read with you!

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