2nd Tuesday Book Club

2nd Tuesday Book Club


2nd Tuesday Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a book the group has chosen a few months in advance.  New members are always welcome.

Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Board Room and over Zoom. Please email Azar.Katouzian@escondidolibrary.org for more information.

Upcoming Titles


April 11, 2023 Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
April 11, 2023

 April 11, 2023  Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

When we think of fungi, we likely think of mushrooms. But mushrooms are only fruiting bodies, analogous to apples on a tree. Most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that supports and sustains nearly all living systems. Fungi provide a key to understanding the planet on which we live, and the ways we think, feel, and behave.

In Entangled Life, the brilliant young biologist Merlin Sheldrake shows us the world from a fungal point of view, providing an exhilarating change of perspective. Sheldrake’s vivid exploration takes us from yeast to psychedelics, to the fungi that range for miles underground and are the largest organisms on the planet, to those that link plants together in complex networks known as the “Wood Wide Web,” to those that infiltrate and manipulate insect bodies with devastating precision.

Fungi throw our concepts of individuality and even intelligence into question. They are metabolic masters, earth makers, and key players in most of life’s processes. They can change our minds, heal our bodies, and even help us remediate environmental disaster. By examining fungi on their own terms, Sheldrake reveals how these extraordinary organisms—and our relationships with them—are changing our understanding of how life works.

Previous Book Club Picks

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2023 Book Schedule

*List is subject to change.

January 10, 2023
Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

February 14, 2023
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

March 14, 2023
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

April 11, 2023
Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

May 9, 2023
Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

June 13, 2023
Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane

July 11, 2023
The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin

August 8, 2023
Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood by Cheryl Diamond

September 12, 2023
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

October 10, 2023
One Book, One San Diego Pick

November 14, 2023
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

December 12, 2023
West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge