Nonfiction Book Group

Nonfiction Book Group generally meets the 1st Friday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the library’s large meeting room.  Join us for some interesting reading and lively conversation.  No registration is required. All are welcome!  Free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided by the Friends of the Germantown Community Library!

Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card or photo ID to check out a copy.

Selections for 2018:

  • January 5:  Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family’s Genetic Destiny, and the Science that Rescued Them / Gina Kolata
  • February 2: The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us / Bruce Feiler
  • March 2:  Lost City of the Monkey God / Douglas Preston
  • April 6:  The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between / Hisham Matar
  • May 4:  A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols / Time Marshall
  • June 1:  Mozart’s Starling / Lyanda Lynn Haupt
  • July 6:  The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer / Kate Summerscale
  • August 3:  Champagne Baby: How One Parisian Learned to Love Wine – and Life – the American Way / Laure Dugas
  • September 7:  Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy / Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
  • October 5:  Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student and a Life-Changing Friendship  / Michelle Kuo
  • November 2:  Your Atomic Self: The Invisible Elements That Connect You to Everything Else in the Universe / Curt Stager
  • December 7:  Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening / Manal Al-Sharif



  • February:  My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her  Family’s Nazi Past / Jennifer Teege & Nikola Sellmair
  • March:  The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating / Elisabeth Tova Bailey
  • April:   I Had to Survive: How a Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives / Dr. Roberto Canessa
  • May:   The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World / Peter Wohlleben
  • June:  Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl / Stacey O’Brien
  • July:  The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts / Joshua Hammer
  • August:   The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World / Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu
  • September:  Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End / Atul Gawande
  • October:  Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland   by Dan Barry
  • November:  Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter / David Sax
  • December:  Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places / Bill Streever