Green Reads Book Club

Green Reads Book Club


If you are concerned about protecting and conserving Georgia’s natural resources, join the Staff of the Georgia Conservancy for the Green Reads Book Club. We will delve into essential reads related to land conservation and protection, sustainable growth, and stewardship among other environmentally-focused subjects as we: · Inform ourselves, · Exchange new ideas, · Expand our minds, · Share our love of literature Some titles will be specific to Georgia. Others will be more global in perspective. Selections will include journalism, biographies, historical fiction, short stories, and novels, as well as literary works for younger readers.

The Green Reads Book Club meets online on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. via the Zoom platform.

Book Club Liaison: Liza Mueller

October Selection

Wild Spectacle by Janisse Ray

Previous Selections

Inconspicuous Consumption by Tatiana Schlossberg

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Regeneration by Paul Hawken

The Earth Moved by Amy Stewart

Gonna Trouble the Water by Miguel A. De La Torre and Bill Ritter

Southern Water, Southern Power by Christopher J. Manganiello

Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb

Crow Planet by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson

Leave It As It Is by David Gessner

All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson

We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

Fire in Paradise by Alastair Gee

The World of the Salt Marsh by Charles Seabrook

On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein

Nature's Best Hope by Doug Tallamy

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Black Faces, White Spaces by Carolyn Finney

Praying for Sheetrock by Melissa Fay Greene

Drifting Into Darien by Janisse Ray

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life by Edward Wilson

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

The Home Place by Drew Lanham

My Work is that of Conservation by Mark D. Hersey

The World of the Salt Marsh by Charles Seabrook

Saving the Georgia Coast by Paul Bolster

The Genius of Earth Day by Adam Rome

Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate-Changed South by Rick Van Noy

A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf  by John Muir

The Overstory by Richard Powers

The River of Kings by Taylor Brown

Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray

The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

Losing Earth: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich

Drawdown by Paul Hawken