Bobcat Book Club

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Who are we?

We are Bel Air High School students from all grade levels who love to read and discuss great books! Our staff sponsors are Mrs. Orth (Honors English 10/AP Lang) and Mrs. Olive (Library Media Specialist).

When and where do we meet?

We meet once a month in the Media Center (library) at Bel Air High School. Our meetings are usually on Thursday afternoons, but may be on other days. Meetings run from 2:15-3:15.

Our first few meeting dates are as follows:

  • 9/22 (Wed)- Introduction and Informational Meeting!
  • 10/21 (Thur)
  • 11/18 (Thur)
  • 12/16 (Thur)
  • 1/27 (Thur)

Further meeting dates in 2022 TBD

What do we do?

We select 3-4 books per month based on recommendations from members of the group. We use the time between meetings to read 1 (or more) of the books on the list of choices for the month. There is no pressure to read all of the books--we choose the ones that interest us the most. We then come back together to discuss our feelings about the book(s) and to hear others' thoughts. Some of the questions we answer may include the following:

  • What did we love about the book?
  • What did we loathe?
  • Did anything stand out or resonate with us?
  • Were there any particularly striking passages? What was so eye-catching about those passages?
  • How would we rate the book and why?
  • Would we read this book again, read another by the same author, recommend it to a friend?


If you still have questions, reach out to Mrs. Orth (C301) or our new Media Specialist, Ms. Olive. You can email us at or

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