The Greene County Public Library Online Book Club is a group that meets exclusively online. At the beginning of each month, we’ll unveil a new book. Then on Mondays, we’ll publish blog posts with interesting videos, pictures, and questions meant to enhance your reading experience.
Each book that we’ll read also has a movie. So even if you don’t have time to read a book, you can still contribute to our club by discussing the plot and story with others.
To follow along with the Online Book Club, simply check out each month’s book at your local library location or the ebook through our OverDrive Digital Downloads or Hoopla collections. You can read at your own pace, and join the discussion whenever it’s convenient for you.
We hope you’ll read along with us!
Recent Blog Posts
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Week 1
May 1, 2018
- It, Week 4
April 23, 2018
- It, Week 3
April 16, 2018
- It, Week 2
April 9, 2018
- See all blog posts
By Rebecca Skloot
May’s Online Book Club Selection
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions.
By David Grann
June’s Online Book Club Selection
Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, with the author’s own quest into the uncharted wilderness to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett’s final journey and the secrets of what really lies deep in the Amazon jungle.
By Nicola Yoon
July’s Online Book Club Selection
Confined to her home because she is allergic to the outside world, a teenage girl’s life changes when she begins a romance with the new boy next door that challenges everything she’s ever known.
By Agatha Christie
August’s Online Book Club Selection
On a three-day journey through the snowbound Balkan hills, Hercule Poirot must weed through an array of international suspects to find the passenger who murdered a gangster on the Orient Express.
- April 2018: It, by Stephen King
- March 2018: The Underdogs, by Melissa Fay Greene
- February 2018: Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
- January 2018: The Fifth Wave, by Rick Yancey
- December 2017: The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
- November 2017: Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly
- October 2017: The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman
- September 2017: Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín
- August 2017: Inferno, by Dan Brown
- July 2017: The Martian, by Andy Weir
- June 2017: The Hundred-Foot Journey, by Richard C. Morais
- May 2017: Seabiscuit, by Laura Hillenbrand
- April 2017: Small Island, by Andrea Levy
- March 2017: The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough
- February 2017: Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
- January 2017: Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë
- December 2016: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
- November 2016: Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes
- October 2016: The Giver, by Lois Lowry
- September 2016: The Butler: A Witness to History, by Wil Haygood
- August 2016: Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee
- July 2016: Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson
- June 2016: A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson
- May 2016: Dracula, by Bram Stoker
- April 2016: Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline
- March 2016: Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
- February 2016: Philomena, by Martin Sixsmith
- January 2016: The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo
- December 2015: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, by Arthur Conan Doyle
- November 2015: The Wettest County in the World, by Matt Bondurant
- October 2015: The Silver Linings Playbook, by Matthew Quick
- September 2015: The King’s Speech, by Mark Logue & Peter Conradi