Landmine Book Club

andmine Book Club (LBC) was created from the depths of COVID boredom, despair, and desire for human interaction. After months of hunker downs and endless mind-numbing zooms, we wanted to figure out a way to be more constructive with our time at home while also fostering conversation among a diverse group of people from across Alaska, and beyond! Landmine Book Club is run by Landmine Editor-in-Chief Jeff Landfield and his (good) buddy Kati Capozzi!

There in only rule at LBC: absolutely NO fiction. One of the two founders absolutely detests fiction books. We’ll read one book a month, and meet on the third Wednesday of each month for discussion. For now, the meetings are being held virtually over Zoom. If you’d like to join the Landmine Book Club, sign up below.

LBC Books & Meeting Dates

June, July, August 2024 – BREAK
June 12, 2024 – “Generations: The Real Differences Between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents―and What They Mean for America’s Future” by Jean M. Twenge (please note the date for May’s meeting was changed to June due to the end of the legislative session and travel)
April 2024 – BREAK
March 28, 2024 – “Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes” by Stephen A. Smith (please note that the date has been changed)
February 2024 – BREAK
January 31, 2024 – “Romney: A Reckoning” by McKay Coppins (please note that the date has been changed due to the start of the legislative session)
December 2023 – BREAK
November 15, 2023 – “Reaching for the Stars: The Inspiring Story of a Migrant Farmworker Turned Astronaut” by José M. Hernández
October 25, 2023 – “You Report to Me: Accountability for the Failing Administrative State” by David Bernhardt (please note that the date has been changed)
September 21, 2023 – “Easy Money: Cryptocurrency, Casino Capitalism, and the Golden Age of Fraud” by Ben McKenzie and Jacob Silverman (please note that the date has been changed)
May, June, July, August 2023 – BREAK
April 26, 2023 – “Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw” by Mark Bowden (please note that the date has been changed)
March 22, 2023 – “The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest” by Anatoli Boukreev (please note that the date has been changed)
February 22, 2023 – “The Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond” by George Friedman (please note that the date has been changed)
January 26, 2023 – “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing” by Matthew Perry (please note that the date has been changed)
December 29, 2022 – “Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks” by Patrick Radden Keefe (please note that the date has been changed)
November 16, 2022 – “San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities” by Michael Shellenberger
October 25, 2022 – “The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey” by Ernesto Che Guevara (please note that the date has been changed)
September 21, 2022 – “The Rise of the New Puritans: Fighting Back Against Progressives’ War on Fun” by Noah Rothman
June, July, and August 2022 – BREAK
May 25, 2022 – “Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier” by Tom Kizzia (please note that the date has been changed)
April 27, 2022 – “Coming into the Country” by John McPhee (please note that the date has been changed)
March 16, 2022 – “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think” by Hans Rosling
February 16, 2022 – “Race to Hawaii: The 1927 Dole Air Derby and the Thrilling First Flights That Opened the Pacific” by Jason Ryan
January 19, 2022 – “The Fifth Risk” by Michael Lewis
December 15, 2021 – “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life” by Mark Manson
November 17, 2021 – “Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism” by Anne Applebaum
October 20, 2021 – “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo
September 15, 2021 – “Johnny’s Girl: A Daughter’s Memoir of Growing Up In Alaska’s Underworld” by Kim Rich
August 25, 2021 – “Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted” by Suleika Jaouad
July – BREAK – No book
June 16, 2021 – “OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?: A Non-Boring Guide to How Our Democracy is Supposed to Work” by Ben Sheehan
May 26, 2021 – “The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy” by Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter (please note that the date has been changed)
April 21, 2021 – “Going to Extremes” by Joe McGinniss
March 16, 2021 – “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants” by Malcolm Gladwell
February 17, 2021 – “One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger” by Matthew Yglesias
January 20, 2021 – “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” by Jonathan Haidt
December 15, 2020 – “Educated” by Tara Westover

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