Reading increases your IQ, reduces stress, improves verbal and nonverbal communication, and can help to advance your career.

Because we value your career at ClearanceJobs, we host a virtual book club every month – including a variety of fiction and non-fiction books from from Intelligence Community and Department of Defense leaders and from our bench of talented contributors. Want to read along with us? Every month, the first 10 people to email will get a free copy of the book, but everyone can enjoy our virtual live review event we do with the author at the end of the month.

Books topics range from military history, sci-fi, innovation and tech to career, military transition, and security clearance and policy.

Are you an author, publisher or reader with a book to recommend? Email to submit your book for review.


Check out our past book clubs and support the authors

October 2021: To Boldly Go

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September 2021: Write to Influence

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Live review with the author Carla Bass.

August 2021: Around the Corner: Reflections on American Wars, Violence, Terrorism and Hope

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Live review with author John Davis

July 2021: Dodge Bomb

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Live review with author Darin Pepple.

June 2021: Freedom


Live Review with Author Sebastian Junger

May 2021: The Character Edge

April 2021: The Kill Chain

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March 2021: The Mission

Live Review with Author David Brown

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February 2021: The Transitioned Veteran: Success Beyond Service

Live Book Review with Author Sandy Lawrence

November 2020: Our Best War Stories

Live Review with Contributor Sarah Maples

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October 2020: Mission: Career Transition

Live Chat with Author Alison Pentz Bouwmeester


August 2020: The Heart of War: Misadventures in the Pentagon

Live Review with Author Kathleen McInnis

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July 2020: Insider’s Guide to Security Clearances: Get the Clearance and Land the Job

Live Review with Author Jeffrey Bennett

June 2020: Burn-In

Live Review with Author August Cole

May 2020: LIFT: Innovation Lessons From Flying Machines That ALMOST Worked and The People Who NEARLY Flew Them

Live Review with Author Dan Ward

March 2020: Crafting Essays on Writing War: Why We Write

Live Review with Editor Steve Leonard