Green Reads

annapolis green reads
a book club about the environment

What a perfect time to read! Join Annapolis Green for our environmental book club, Annapolis Green Reads, to grow your appreciation for the environment while benefiting from the collective wisdom of many authors who write about our natural world and to connect with others!

All you need is an interest in reading books (or listening to the audio version) about our environment and our place in it. No expertise on these issues is necessary, although we welcome those who have some to participate and contribute.

For the moment, our club will meet virtually on Zoom on a Wednesday evening each month so we can see each other and have a meaningful discussion. Next meeting: May 27.

Once our lives resume typical rhythms, we will meet monthly, in person, on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm at our wonderful, independently owned neighborhood bookstore, Old Fox Books (35 Maryland Avenue). To patronize Old Fox Books while maintaining social distancing, please give them a call (410-626-2020) to place your book order or email It takes them a few days to acquire the book and then they can mail your copy at a cost of just $1 or will even deliver right to your home if you are in the Greater Annapolis area.

Anne Arundel Public Library is currently closed, however, many eBooks and audio books are available.

Questions, comments, want to join? Contact Karen Grumbles, our Green Reads leader, at

Happy reading!

Future Green Reads

inconspicuous consumption bookcoverto speak for the trees bookcoverMay 2020: Inconspicuous Consumption: The environmental impact you don’t know you have by Tatiana Schlossberg
– “a compelling and unexpectedly entertaining look at how climate change is entangled in everything we use, buy, eat, wear and how we get around.” More about the book.

June 2020: To Speak for the Trees: My Life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest by Diana Beresford-Kroeger
– “in a captivating account of how her [the author’s] life led her to these illuminating and crucial ideas, she shows us how forests can not only heal us but save the planet.” More about the book.

bringing nature home bookcoverJuly 2020: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

August 2020: Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants by Doug Tallamy




Selections for Future Months

  • We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift
  • The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh
  • A poetry collection by Mary Oliver

the sixth extinction bookcover chesapeake requiem the overstory bookcover gun island bookcover

Past Green Reads

the future we choose book cover

April 2020: The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac. A recent book, it is both cautionary and hopeful. Given that we are already dealing with so much uncertainty in our lives, this is a good, more optimistic read with suggestions for actions that we can take. More about the book.


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