The Books

2022

2021

2020

    • Baron Morale Night at Saint Mary's Airbnb hosted by James Moore

    • Runnin' with the Devil by Joe Layden and Neil Monk hosted by Bobby Gebbia at Bond's Rock Bar

    • Tunnels of Cu Chi by Tom Mangold hosted by RJ Rowntree

    • Greedy Bastards: One City's Texas-Size Struggle to Avoid a Financial Crisis by Cheryl Sculley hosted by James Sykes

    • The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife by Brad Balukjian, hosted by Sean Caporaletti at Adapt Architecture

    • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles hosted by Clayton Haden in the Babe Ruth Suite at the Menger Hotel

    • Genearation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America by Bruce Gibney hosted by James Sykes at the Chris Karl family lake house

    • The Autobiography of Gucci Mane hosted by James Sykes on Zoom

    • Cornbread Mafia by James Higdon hosted by James Moore on Zoom.

  • Lancelot by Walker Percey hosted by Clayton Haden at the Klingenhoffer House

  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings hosted by Ash Penix at Adapt Architecture

2019

    • The Old Testament by God (December) hosted by Ash Penix

    • Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud (October) hosted by Clayton Haden at the Shadpad

    • The Big Con: The Story of Confidence Men by David Maurer (September) hosted by James Moore

    • The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong by Anna Fifield (August) hosted by Armand Fermin

    • Moon Shot by Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton (July) hosted by Justin Barbour

    • Baron Morale Night at the San Antonio Chanclas hosted by Clayton Haden

    • Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King (June) hosted by Zane Reinhard

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (May) hosted by Clayton Haden at The Winchester

    • The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges (April) hosted by Jason Ritterbush

    • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (March) hosted by Zane Reinhard at Beethoven's Maennerchor

    • God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright (February) hosted by Justin Barbour at Beethoven's Maennerchor

    • Of Meat and Men by Katy Vine (January) hosted by Sean Caporaletti at the San Antonio BBQ Cookoff

2018

    • Boys Will Be Boys by Jeff Pearlman (December) hosted by Ash Penix at the Alamo Bowl

    • The Stranger by Albert Camus (November) hosted by Aldo Perez and Matthew Shaddock

    • The Son by Philip Meyer (October) with Poker Night hosted by Sean Caporaletti

    • Faith of My Fathers by late Sen. John McCain (September) hosted by Chris Karl at the VFW

    • Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins (August) hosted by Chris Karl at Beethoven's Maennerchor

    • Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain (July) hosted by Ali Fadel at Chris Karl's lakefront home

    • How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan (June) hosted by Zane Reinhard

    • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre (May) hosted by James Moore

    • 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (April) hosted by Chris Karl at the Alamo Drafthouse

    • The Fight by Norman Mailer (March) hosted by Tanner Neidhart and Clayton Haden at the Red Fox Inn

    • Fire and the Fury by Michael Wolff (February) hosted by Armand Fermin

    • Power of the Dog by Don Winslow (January) hosted by Aldo Perez

2017

    • The North Water by Ian McGuire (December) hosted by Armand Fermin

    • Ham on Rye by Charles Buchowski (November) hosted by James Moore

    • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (October) hosted by Sean Caporaletti at Broadway 50/50

    • The Johnstown Flood by David McCollough (September) hosted by Justin Barbour at Beethoven's Biergarten

    • The Tale of the Unknown Island by Jose Saramago (August) hosted by Ali Fadel at Chris Karl's lakefront home

    • It by Stephen King (June) hosted by Clayton Haden

    • SOE Manual: How to be an Agent in Occupied Europe by Special Operations Executive (May) hosted by David French

    • Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby (April) hosted by Chris Karl at SAFC's Toyota Field

    • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (March) hosted by Geraldo Perez and Ash Penix

    • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger (January) hosted by Zane Reinhard

2016

    • North Dallas Forty by Peter Gent (December) hosted by Matthew Shaddock at the Alamo Bowl

    • Barbarian Days by William Finnegan (November) hosted by Armand Fermin

    • Nimitz by E.B. Potter (October) hosted by Justin Barbour at the Admiral Nimitz Museum and National Museum of the Pacific War

    • Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (September) hosted by Sean Caporaletti

    • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (August) hosted by Matthew Shaddock

    • Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson (July) hosted by Chris Karl at Lake LBJ

    • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (June) hosted by James Moore and Sean Caporaletti

    • But Enough About Me: A Memoir by Mr. Burt Reynolds (May) hosted by Ali Fadel

    • Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins (April) hosted by Ash Penix

    • Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain by George Mahood (March) hosted by Chris Karl and James Moore at Grayze

    • Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace (February) hosted by Chris Karl

    • Telefon by Walter Wager (January) hosted by Armand Fermin

2015

    • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (November) hosted by Zane Reinhard

    • One Second After by William Forstchen (October) hosted by Jason Ritterbusch

    • On Bullshit by Harry Frankfurt (September) hosted by Chris Karl

    • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemmingway (August) hosted by James Moore

    • The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters by James M. McPherson (July) hosted by Armand Fermin

    • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan (June) hosted by Clayton Haden

    • Jaws by Peter Benchly (May) hosted by Bobby Gebbia

    • The Crucible by Author Miller (April) hosted by Zane Reinhard

    • Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches by S.C. Gwynne (March) hosted by Armand Fermin

    • Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright (February) hosted by Matthew Shaddock

    • Maus by Art Spiegelman (January) hosted by Zane Reinhard

2014

  • As You WIsh: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Carey Elwes (December) hosted by Tanner Neidhardt

  • Dracula by Bram Stoker (October) hosted by Clayton Haden

  • What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe (September) hosted by David Molleo

  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (August) hosted by Armand Fermin

  • A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (July) hosted by Clayton Haden

  • Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life by Alex Bellos (May) hosted by Justin Barbour

  • The Seagull by Anton Chekhov (April) hosted by Zane Reinhard

  • Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy (March) hosted by Clayton Haden

  • Plutocrats:The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland (February) hosted by David Molleo

  • The Sports Gene Inside the Science of Extraordinary Sports Performance by David Epstein (January) hosted by Scott Gillette

2013

  • Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell (November) hosted by Armand Fermin

  • Life by Keith Richards (October) hosted by Matthew Shaddock

  • Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and the Devil's Deal by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill (September) hosted by Kelly Heegard

  • Horns, Hogs, and Nixon Coming: Texas vs. Arkansas in Dixie's Last Stand by Terry Frei (August) hosted by Tanner Neidhardt

  • The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell (July) hosted by Clayton Haden

  • The Last Policemen by Ben Winters (June) hosted by Ash Penix

  • Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America can learn from the Strange Genius of Texas by Erica Grieder (May) hosted by Matthew Shaddock

  • Downtown San Antonio by Joan Marston Korte and David L. Peche (April) hosted by John Peterson

  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (March) hosted by Scott Gillette

  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel (February) hosted by Justin Barbour)

2012

  • Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King (December) hosted by Tanner Neidhardt

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (November) hosted by Clayton Haden

  • Gentlemen's Blood: A History of Dueling From Swords at Dawn to Pistols at Dusk by Barbara Holland (October) hosted by Kelly Heegard

  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (September) hosted by Scott Gillette

  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (August) hosted by Zane Reinhard

  • 1776 by David McCullough (July) hosted by Justin Barbour

  • Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer (June) hosted by Zane Reinhard

  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (May) hosted by Clayton Haden

  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard (April) hosted by Scott Gillette

  • Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes by Bryan Burrough (March) hosted by Matthew Shaddock

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (February) hosted by Alan Petner

  • The Postmortal by Drew Magary (January) hosted by Justin Barbour

2011

    • Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki (December) hosted by Scott Gillette and Alan Petner

    • One Bullet Away by Nathaniel Fick (November) hosted by Kelly Heegard

    • The Foundation by Issac Asimov (September) hosted by Zane Reinhard

    • Super Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner (August) hosted by Scott Gillette at the Book Cave

    • Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (July) hosted by Clayton Haden

    • Baseball in the Lone Star State: the Texas League's Greatest Hits by David King (June) hosted by John Peterson at the Texas League All-Star Game, Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium

    • Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden (May) hosted by Tanner Neidhardt

    • The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell (April) hosted by Scott Gillette at the Book Cave

    • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (March) hosted by Matthew Shaddock

    • Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga by Hunter S. Thompson (February) hosted by Alan Petner

    • The Gun by C.J. Chivers (January) hosted by John Peterson

2010

    • Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond (December) hosted by Tanner Neidhart

    • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (October) hosted by Ash Penix

    • Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe (September) hosted by Ash Penix

    • Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut (August) hosted by Clayton Haden

    • Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent (July) hosted by John Peterson

    • Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymansski (June) hosted by Tanner Neidhart

    • The Big Short by Michael Lewis (May) hosted by Scott Gillette

    • Tales from Q School by John Feinstein (April) hosted by Tanner Neidhart

    • Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a LIfetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin (March) hosted by Justin Barbour

    • Shane by Jack Schaefer (Feburary) hosted by Justin Barbour

    • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (January) hosted by Scott Gillette

2009

    • The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard (December) hosted by Tanner Neidhardt

    • Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and A Dream by H.G. Bissinger (October) hosted by Matthew Shaddock

    • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (September) hosted by David Denton

    • Moneyball by Michael Lewis (August) hosted by Matthew Shaddock

    • American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis (July) hosted by Ash Penix

    • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (June) hosted by Paul Santoyo

    • Che: The Diaries of Ernesto Che Guevara by Che Guevara (May) hosted by Willie Trevino

    • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (April) hosted by Scott Gillette

    • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway (March) hosted by Chris Soileau

    • How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Franklin Foer (February) hosted by Clayton Haden

    • Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty by Jeff Pearlman (January) hosted by Matthew Shaddock