Book Club Events
Here is a list of some of our book club events this year.
Our First Book of the Year
I just got news that our books have shipped! YAY!!! Evidently it is WILDLY POPULAR and was on back order for several weeks! I can't wait to read it!!!
We will give them out at our next meeting on Thursday, October 9 at 3:15.
Remember: You cannot skip tutorials to come to book club.
(I put a little overview of the book below in case you have forgotten what our book is about.)
Book Description from amazon.com
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
The world has no air. If you want to survive, you pay to breathe. But what if you can't? And what if you think everything could be different? Three teens will leave everything they know behind in Sarah Crossan's gripping and original dystopian teen novel of danger, longing, and glimmering hope that will appeal to fans of Patrick Ness and Veronica Roth.
Bookmarks for our new book
We used duct tape to make corner bookmarks.
Club members getting crafty with bookmarks
Who knew duct tape was so much fun?
So many designs to choose from!
Book Club Does Inkblot Art
Inkblots to go with our current book The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison
What does this look like to you?
A Monster Calls
We thought this could be the monster from A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.
Yucca Gloriosa Coronation
Email Communication with Book Club Members
Hi Book Clubbers!
We are going to meet again this Thursday at 3:15 to talk about the book Breathe a little bit. Mrs. Carruthers and I also have a little surprise for you! I hope you can make it!
As always -- if you have tutorials, you must go to tutorials.
Hello Book Club!
I would like to meet again on Thursday, November 6. Let's all try to have through chapter 38 read and we can discuss what we think is going to happen!
Also, instead of book club officers, I would like to propose a rotating leader or leaders for each meeting. If you like this idea, and are interested in being a leader for a meeting, we can create a list at the next meeting. There can be more than one leader, so get your friends together and choose a week! What do you think?
I would also like to start looking at purchasing our next book. Come to the meeting with ideas!
As always, come by or email me with ideas. I love to hear from you!
Hi Book Club Members,
I would like to meet next Thursday to finish up our discussion aboutBreathe and then select a new book. Here are three books that Mrs. Carruthers and I have looked at reading. If you have a suggestion, bring it to us and we will send it out to everyone.
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Emily is about to take some risks and have the most unexpected summer ever in this new novel.
Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—someone who yanks you out of your shell.
But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. But what if they can lead her to Sloane?
Hung Up by Kristen Tracy
Can you fall in love with a voice? This witty romance, told entirely through phone calls, chronicles the tale of a wrong number gone right.
It all started with a wrong number. The voicemails Lucy left on James’s phone were meant for someone else—someone who used to have James’s digits. But then when James finally answers and the two start to talk, a unique bond forms between the two teens.
Gradually Lucy and James begin to understand each other on a deeper level than anyone else in their lives. But when James wants to meet in person, Lucy is strangely resistant. And when her secret is revealed, he’ll understand why…
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Gr 9 Up—Cadence Sinclair Easton comes from an old-money family, headed by a patriarch who owns a private island off of Cape Cod. Each summer, the extended family gathers at the various houses on the island, and Cadence, her cousins Johnny and Mirren, and friend Gat (the four "Liars"), have been inseparable since age eight. During their fifteenth summer however, Cadence suffers a mysterious accident. She spends the next two years—and the course of the book—in a haze of amnesia, debilitating migraines, and painkillers, trying to piece together just what happened. Lockhart writes in a somewhat sparse style filled with metaphor and jumps from past to present and back again—rather fitting for a main character struggling with a sudden and unexplainable life change. The story, while lightly touching on issues of class and race, more fully focuses on dysfunctional family drama, a heart-wrenching romance between Cadence and Gat, and, ultimately, the suspense of what happened during that fateful summer. The ending is a stunner that will haunt readers for a long time to come.—Jenny Berggren, formerly at New York Public Library
The book club met yesterday and selected a new book! I have ordered The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison. Here is a little about the book.
Penelope "Lo" Marin copes with the stress of constantly moving by collecting--sometimes stealing--things from each new place, a habit that has become more compulsive since the death of her brother, but while she is wandering around Cleveland, Ohio, Lo finds a butterfly pendant at a flea market she recognizes as something stolen from a recently murdered girl and begins to piece together clues to find out the truth behind her death.
I'll let you know when the book comes in. I'm only ordering 50 copies, so those who attend the meeting will get the first copies.
Watch your email!
Hi Book Club Members,
Our new book has arrived!!! They will be distributed at our meeting on Wednesday, February 11 at 3:15 in the library. You need to come to the meeting to get your book or come by the library after February 11 to get it. They will be given out first to those who attend the meeting.
I'm excited to begin our new read together! If you are interested, here is a really good book review of our selection - The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison.
At our meeting today everyone picked up the new book. We decided that we would try to get through Chapter 10 before our next meeting.
Mark your calendars -- Next meeting is Wednesday, February 25 at 3:15 in the library. Come ready to discuss and enjoy the special surprise that Mrs. Carruthers and I have for you!