One Book One County is a community read program for Wells County held in September and October every year. The program is designed to create a countywide discussion by encouraging all residents to read the same book. There are also a number of special events at the library related to themes found in the featured book and potentially an author visit.
2023 One Book One County
This year’s book title is “The Anthropocene Reviewed” by John Green. We have several in-person events and activities during the months of September and October to help celebrate One Book One County.
About The Book
“The Anthropocene Reviewed”
by John Green
“The Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays, bestselling author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale—from the QWERTY keyboard and sunsets to Canada geese and Penguins of Madagascar. Funny, complex, and rich with detail, the reviews chart the contradictions of contemporary humanity… The Anthropocene
Reviewed is an open-hearted exploration of the paths we forge and an unironic celebration of falling in love with the world.” – book jacket – book jacket
How To Participate
It’s very easy! Just stop by the Main Library or Ossian Branch to get a copy of the book or check out the eBook or eAudiobook on the Libby App or directly from the Indiana Digital Library. Then start reading. That’s it!
If you’d like to join us to talk about the book, you are welcome. Please register at the library and pick up a book at that time.
- Monday, October 9: 1:30 pm (Main Library – Bluffton) (Brown Bag Book Club for adults)
- Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 pm (Main Library – Bluffton) (General Book Discussion for adults)
Past community reads include “Rocket Boys” by Homer Hickam, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein, “Room” by Emma Donoghue, “The Reading Promise” by Alice Ozma, “The Bone Garden” by Tess Gerritsen, “Where Am I Eating? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy” by Kelsey Timmerman, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain, “A Place Called Hope” by Philip Gulley, “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson, “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie, “Diamond Willow” by Helen Frost, “The Year We Left Home” by Jean Thompson (2020 One State / One Story), “The Indigo Girl” by Natasha Boyd, and “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien.
This program is presented by the Wells County Public Library with financial support from the Friends of the Library.