Some years and several jobs ago, some of my cow-orkers and I formed a book club for reading works of fiction that were:
high literary value
of a certain nerdy cast
While trying to avoid the obvious SF and fantasy that is the staple fiction diet of computer people. Hard exactly to say what "nerdy" means in this context; something like "involving elaborate formal systems or structure that require some effort to decode". We knew it when we saw it!
The club was a success, and we actually helped get each other through some challenging stuff. Unfortunately the company and the club fell apart; I've since dreamed of reviving it but mostly have had to do my pretentiousness solo in recent years.