I'm going to be reading a book called Backwoods Utopias, by Bestor, about utopian communities in the 1800s, influenced by Robert Owen, an early Socialist. This was one of the groups that Marx called, derisively, "utopian socialists".
Reading Group for Backwoods Utopias
If you'd like to discuss the book, or have read the book, or would like to read the book with a group, I'm down for starting a reading group.
Presently, I'm in another group that's reading John Brown by WEB DuBois. It's pretty great! Here's the URL for that group: https://www.publicintellectuals.org/forum/topic/book-club-john-brown-by-web-dubois-starting-up/