TAGS: non-fiction

Dewey Book Club Wraps Up

Melvil DeweyStarting last Fall, an intrepid group of readers began making its way through the Library’s non-fiction stacks, as members of the Dewey Book Club.  Non-fiction books  in the Library are organized according to the Dewey Decimal System, which divides all knowledge into 10 major classes, each of which is further broken down into more specific topics.  The Dewey Book Club read one selection from each of the ten categories in turn, starting in October and finishing in July.  If you would like to retrace their steps, the reading list is below.  Or take your own tour of the Dewey Decimal System–there’s something there for every taste!

000s Generalities, October 1: The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma Call # 028

100s Psychology, Philosophy and Self-Help, November 5:  Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach Call # 129

200s Religion, December 3:  Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine by Eric Weiner Call # 200.92

300s Social Sciences, January 7:  Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo Call # 305.569

400s Language, February 4: The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester Call # 423

500s Math and Science, March 4: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson Call #500

600s Medicine and Technology, April 1: Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Call # 616.027

700s Arts and Recreation, May 6: Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Ever Seen by Christopher McDougall Call # 796.42

800s Literature, June 3: The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan Call # 811

900s History and Travel, July 1:  Unbroken: A World War II Airman’s Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura  Hillenbrand Call # 940.547