Recent Reads


May 2022, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

We read: Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok


April 2022, Humor Month

We read: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde


March 2022, Irish Literature Month

We read: personal picks of any Irish novel


February 2022, Classic Romance Month

We read: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier


January 2022, Mystery Month

We read: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

 The Olive G Pettis Book Club meets on the first Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM 

June is National Great Outdoors month. In honor of this, the OGPL book club is reading Fuzz by Mary Roach. We will be discussing this on July 7th.


This 2021 book is a humorous and wise account of all the ways in which human development encroaches on or coexists with the natural wilderness and the animals who live there. 


On Roach's website, the book is described as "Combining little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators, and trespassing squirrels, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature’s lawbreakers. When it comes to “problem” wildlife, she finds, humans are more often the problem—and the solution. Fascinating, witty, and humane, Fuzz offers hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat". 


“[Roach’s books are] meticulously researched, beautifully written, and disturbingly funny. . . . Roach’s prose is a triumph—an engaging blend of anecdote, research, and reflection. . . . She’s the most courageous—and empathetic—science writer we’ve got.” —Emily Rapp Black, Boston Globe


If you would like to join the book club, you can stop by, call, or email us anytime! The librarian will be sure to provide you with a copy of this month's material and we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting. 


Next Month:

July is Fantasy Month! We will be reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Discussion date: August 4th from 6:30-7:30 pm



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