Book 9: Elizabeth Kolbert’s ‘The Sixth Extinction’


This week, Football Book Club is reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s bestselling The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History — and posting about Speak by Louisa Hall.

In The Sixth Extinction, which won the Pulitzer Prize and was one of The New York Times Book Review‘s 10 Best Books of the Year, Kolbert explains how we — the human race — have dramatically altered life on this planet to the tune of a massive and cataclysmic extinction of a host of species.

Adam nominated this title for Football Book Club because, to quote Tyler Durden, “Martha’s polishing the brass on the Titanic. It’s all going down, man.

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