For the 2021-2022 school year, book club will have both a junior and senior group, which will meet during each respective lunch hour, once a month. The senior club will select more literary/adult picks and the junior club will more likely include young adult selections.
Senior Book Club will meet on Thursdays, with our first general meeting set for September 23rd. Join us at Google Classroom using this code: 5po3nne . We're starting strong with the Dostoyevsky classic Crime and Punishment. Though we recommend finding the Oliver Ready translation (Morven library has several), any edition will do, including audio and digital versions which are plentiful at local libraries. See Indigo Chapters for a $6 "Arc classic" paperback. See this slideshow from Ms. Brown for discussion questions.
Our junior school club will meet on Tuesdays, with our first general meeting scheduled for September 21st. Join us at Google Classroom with this code: bx2zhs2. Our selection for September is The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. If you've already read it (because you already knew how good it is) we encourage you to continue with the series and still attend club.
Thou shalt kill.
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
Our latest meeting on February 17th showcased a number of diverse reads from 8 avid members.
The following books were hits with the readers:
The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Little Black Lies by Sandra Block
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove
Love the alternating voices...I cannot trust either of the main characters. (Eva)
Strange, but great to read. (Jay)
Nick is totally broken by the antagonist. I would like to know where the author got inspiration from before writing this novel. (Minh)