Book Club

On a weekday evening every month or two, Storytelling Animals Book Club meets over Zoom to discuss a book about climate, ecology, and/or animal issues. We typically alternate fiction and nonfiction.

Our next meeting is Tuesday June 27 at 5:30 PT/8:30 ET, when we will be discussing The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams, who some of you may know as the author of Watership Down.

There are two ways to join the book club:

  1. Sign up for the free weekly Storytelling Animals newsletter, then email me directly ( to ask for a Zoom link to attend one book club meeting as a free trial.
  2. Support this podcast on Patreon at $7/month or higher (though lower tiers can also get you early access to episodes, as well as a book club free trial). This way you’ll automatically get the Zoom link to this and all future book clubs, and some months you’ll be able to vote on what we read next.

Our next meeting is:

6/27 – The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams (note: if you don’t have time to read the book, you can still watch the movie for free and join us!)

Previous meetings:

May 2023: Wild Souls: Freedom and Flourishing in the Nonhuman World by Emma Marris – listen to my interview with Emma here

March 2023: Appleseed by Matt Bell – listen to my interview with Matt here

January 2023: An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong

November 2022: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

October 2022: White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism by Andreas Malm and The Zetkin Collective

September 2022: The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler.

August 2022: As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

July 2022: The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson – listen to my interview with Stan here

June 2022: Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake

May 2022: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

April 2022: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

March 2022: Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth

February 2022: The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable by Amitav Ghosh