Online Book Discussion Group

Online Book Discussion Group

Our next meeting will be Monday, December 5, at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Please join the discussion and come with your book suggestions!

We generally meet via Zoom on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm for about an hour.  A reminder email and the Zoom link is sent prior to each meeting. Members choose which book to read next.

JOIN THE GROUP to access the Zoom link and to get reminder emails about upcoming discussions. We welcome new participants and encourage members to Zoom!

The December book is

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

From Goodreads:

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return.

Previous books have included (in no particular order):

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach

The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow

Educated by Tara Westover

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

Search by Michelle Huneven

Uncanny Valley by Anna Weiner

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder

The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist by Dorothy Day

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner