The MIT Alumni Book Club is an online community for Institute alumni to connect with MIT faculty who will share their favorite books. Every month, an MIT faculty member will lead a discussion based around a book of their choosing.
To participate in the club, join the MIT alumni-only club on GoodReads to see each month’s selection and participate in the faculty-led discussion. Club members can listen to an audio interview with the faculty member, read classmate’s responses, and share their own ideas.
For a preview of the book club, listen to an interview with September’s featured faculty member, Institute Professor Robert Langer, who discusses his selection, The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television, by Evan I. Schwartz.
Join today to discuss The Last Lone Inventor or participate in the October conversation, which features CMS/W Associate Professor Seth Mnookin and Annihilation, a fantasy suspense novel by Jeff VanderMeer. More than 60 MIT alumni have already signed up for the club.
Access to the MIT Alumni Book Club is limited to alumni with an @alum.mit.edu address. If you are an MIT alumnus and do not have an email for life address, please visit the Alumni Association’s email information page to set up your account.
And for more information on MIT-connected books, check out the Alumni Association resources below.