The Books

2021
  • Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano hosted by Matthew Shaddock (March)
  • Green Lights by Matthew McConaughey hosted by Matthew Shaddock (February)
  • Rebel Yell by S.C. Wynne hosted by Brien Mayoral (January)
2020
  • Baron Morale Night at Saint Mary's Airbnb hosted by James Moore
  • Runnin' with the Devil 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




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