Book Club

On a weekday evening toward the end of each month, Storytelling Animals Book Club meets over Zoom to discuss a book about climate, ecology, and/or animal issues. In even-numbered months we discuss nonfiction, in odd-numbered months fiction.

Our next meeting is Thursday September 29 at 5:30 PT/8:30 ET, when we will be discussing The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler.

In addition, book club members can now get 50% off our October book, White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism by Andreas Malm and The Zetkin Collective. Email me (daytonrmartindale@gmail.com) subject line “Storytelling Animals Book Club” for the discount code.

There are two ways to join the book club:

  1. Sign up for the free weekly Storytelling Animals newsletter, then email me directly (daytonrmartindale@gmail.com) 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 you’ll be able to vote on what we read next.

Our next four meetings are:

9/29 – The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

10/25 – White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Danger of Fossil Fascism by Andreas Malm and The Zetkin Collective

11/29 – Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

12/20 – An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong

Previous meetings:

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

July: The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

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

May: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

April: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

March: Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth

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