Alright folks, I closed the poll. Deep Work and The Willpower Instinct tied–so here’s my executive decision. Because the Deep Work paperback doesn’t come out until September, and because I haven’t read Deep Work yet, let’s do The Willpower Instinct first and Deep Work second, and then we’ll do another poll then.
Heads up, both books have been out for long enough that they tend to be available at libraries.
Anyone have any suggestions on reading pace? Most chapters in The Willpower Instinct have exercises you can try, and she suggests a week for most of them. I want this to be approachable to busy folks, without taking so long. Is a month too short? Too long?
I plan on posting questions to think about as you read by the end of this week, along with a tentative schedule, but really, as you read, take notes of things you find interesting, helpful, or that you don’t agree with. Is there something that you already do that superpowers your goals? Is there something you feel like you wish you knew years ago? There are a lot of references–if you love or hate something, maybe dig into the source and take some notes. If you’re read these (or if you haven’t I guess), and you have some discussion questions, post them too. I’ll collect them.
Any thoughts on using Discourse effectively to discuss a book? Would one thread per book be enough? How do other book clubs using Discourse do it?