SARASOTA – The Sarasota County Libraries One Book One Community committee has selected the top seven finalists for their 2024 book selection to be featured in a community-wide book discussion and author talk.
The One Book One Community committee is made up of library staff from all 10 county library branches. Throughout the year, they discuss
“This is an exciting time for us,” said Renée Di Pilato, director of Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources. “The selection process is rigorous with several qualifying factors. Only a handful of people know the result, and they are sworn to secrecy. I’m waiting in anticipation to see which one makes the final cut.”
The top seven selections are as follows,
“The Disappearing Spoon” by Sam Kean
“The House in the Cerulean Sea” by T.J. Klune
“An Immense World” by Ed Yong
“Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See
“Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus
“Now is Not the Time to Panic” by Kevin Wilson
“Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin
The One Book One Community program is a catalyst for bringing people together to express ideas that will spark conversation, discussion, and relationships. The program can instigate a shared sense of community by advocating the common goal of reading the same piece of literature concurrently.
In March, the author of the selected book will visit Sarasota for a book talk. In addition, libraries and community partner organizations will hold book discussions and present programs and events around the book, with every local branch participating.
About Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources
Sarasota Libraries is a system of 10 community branches, a history center, and a mobile library that provides opportunities for lifelong learning, vibrant culture, and enriching activities across all ages. With more than 2.5 million items borrowed every year, our collection extends beyond physical books, offering resources to nearly 200,000 cardholders through mobile services, phone apps, and an extensive digital library.