The most important elements of any book club: the books and the members. The Martha’s Vineyard Sustainable Book Club has cast a wide net for both. Over the next year, the club will read and discuss books about diverse environmental topics, everything from the oceans and seafood to the human era and extinction. The entire Island is invited to participate.

The book club is sponsored by Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and all six Island libraries, and will meet every over month for the next year at locations around the Island.

The first meeting will be held Feb. 19 at Felix Neck Wildlife sanctuary from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; the club kicks off by discussing The End of Night by Paul Bogard.

April’s book is American Catch by longtime Vineyard visitor Paul Greenberg. The book takes a look at the state of the American seafood industry. The April meeting will be held April 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Vineyard Haven library.

The focus remains on the ocean for June’s meeting at the Chilmark library. The book of the month is The World is Blue by Sylvia A. Earle, which looks at the world’s oceans and how they can be protected. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. on June 17.

In August, get your copy of Where Our Food Comes From by Gary Paul Nabhan, a deep look at the journey food takes before it ends up on the plate. The meeting will be on August 27 at 5 p.m. at the West Tisbury Free Public Library.

October’s meeting takes place in Oak Bluffs, and the book is The Upcycle by William McDonough and Michael Braungart. The Upcycle looks at how humans can rewrite their role in the history of the natural world. The book is up for discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Oak Bluffs Library.

Come December, the group will meet Dec. 16 at the Edgartown library to discuss The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. Be there at 6:30 p.m.

The year of reading and discussion will end in Aquinnah next February. The last book is The Human Age by Diane Ackerman. Come to the Aquinnah library on Feb. 25, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss this book about the Anthropocene era.

Happy reading.