There is a non-fiction reading group that meets monthly (mostly) on the first Monday of each month. Since the first Monday falls on Labor Day, this month we are meeting on Sept. 12th. We are reading The Farmer’s Almanac. In the past, the group has read a wide variety of non-fiction titles, ranging from science (Brief answers to the Big Questions by Steven Hawking), the natural world (What It’s Like to Be a Bird by David Allen Sibley, An Elephant in my Kitchen by Francoise Malby-Anthony), memoirs (Educated by Tara Westover, Becoming by Michelle Obama), and social issues (Caste, the Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson, and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein).
If you are interested in joining the group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to the distribution list for voting and the Zoom link for the meeting. All are welcome.
Those involved in the group are sent a list of books with descriptions for consideration in future discussions. We have multiple votes that can be used all for one book or spread out among several. The book with the highest number of votes is chosen.
Pre-Covid, we met in person, but except for a few attempts to meet in person, either outside or at the church, we decided that Zoom was a better option, if masks were still needed (they still are at the church), as the masks cause difficulty in projecting voices and making it difficult for some to hear the discussion well.