BAYONNE, NJ - A community reading initiative launched last year to celebrate literacy is continuing in 2020 organizers have told TAPinto Bayonne.

Through the Bayonne Reads One Book, One Community, and thanks to the generosity of sponsor BCB Bank, all participants will read and discuss the same book.

On Monday, residents are invited to gather in the Gallery of the Bayonne Public Library for their final discussion on “The Things They Carried”, written by author and Vietnam Veteran Tim O'Brien. Considered to be one of the best works of fiction ever written about war, “The Things They Carried” is a collection of stories about the Vietnam War.

Sign Up for Bayonne Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

Beginning at 7:00 p.m., the event will also be an opportunity to select the next book to be read as part of the citywide program. Books being considered are:

American Dirt  

Nickel Boys  

Sing Unburied Sing   

A Woman is No Man  

The Island of Sea Women  

Educated - A Memoir 

The Women in the Castle 


Before We Were Yours 

From Every End of Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America 


Click here to register.