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!
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By Liane Moriarty
February’s Online Book Club Selection
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son.
These three mothers are each at a crossroads. And when the school’s annual Trivia Night ends in a disastrous riot leaving one parent dead, what initially appears to have been a tragic accident may in fact have been premeditated.
Watch the miniseries: Big Little Lies, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
By Melissa Fay Greene
March’s Online Book Club Selection
Felled at age twenty-four by a neuromuscular disease, Karen Shirk was facing life as a ventilator-dependent, immobile patient who was turned down by every service dog agency in the country because she was “too disabled.” Her nurse encouraged her to tone down the suicidal thoughts, find a puppy, and raise her own service dog. Karen did this, and Ben, a German shepherd, dragged her back into life. “How many people are stranded like I was,” she wondered, “who would lead productive lives if only they had a dog?”
A thousand state-of-the-art dogs later, Karen Shirk’s service dog academy, 4 Paws for Ability, is restoring broken children and their families to life. Long shunned by scientists as a manmade, synthetic species, and oft-referred to as “Man’s Best Friend” almost patronizingly, dogs are finally paid respectful attention by a new generation of neuroscientists and animal behaviorists.
The Underdogs is the 2018 selection for The Big Read. Watch for Big Read events, including library visits by 4 Paws for Ability.
- 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