The RNC Book Club was started by Toni Price in the winter of 2016 to support reading and discussion of books about the natural world. Our mission is to create a lively forum which meets monthly on the First Tuesday of the month from 10 AM to noon (or longer depending on how lively this discussion grows) to learn about aspects of the natural world. This encompasses a broad range of topics.
We decide as a group which book we will read next, based on factors such as interest of Club members and availability of the book in preferred formats. Some of our members prefer physical books they can write in, some prefer borrowing a book from a library, and others like eBooks.
Reading a book a month can be expensive. To keep costs down, we don't read the latest bestsellers but select books that are available new or used for under $10.
Our range of selections is broad.
Books we have read include:
A Place in Space:
Ethics, Aesthetics, and Watersheds
by Gary Snyder
Bay Country: Reflections on the Chesapeake
by Tom Horton
Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
by David Montgomery
Fire Season: Field Notes from a
by Philip Connors
by Andrea Wulf
by Hope Jahren
The Botany of Desire
by Michael Pollan
by William Faulkner
The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature
by David George Haskell
What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses
by Daniel Chamovitz
On August 1st we will discuss:
Then we'll get our questions ready for August 27th, when RNC hosts
The Native Plant Society of NJ's
Bringing Nature Home
Music & Craft Festival
featuring author Doug Tallamy in open discussion, Q&A, and book signing.