"Read On" Book Study

Winter 2015-2016

How It Works:

1-You pick a current book (published in 2015) that is either a middle school title, a Young Adult title, or an adult book that is tied to the curriculum at Gananda Middle School.


2-You read the book over the holiday break (December 24-January 3).


3-You write a brief summary of the book and explain why you would/would not recommend it. A template will be shared with you in Google Docs. All summaries will accessible to participants.


4-You share out your brief summary and review at our round table book discussion. The discussion will happen in the Gananda Middle School Library in January. The date/time will be determined based on participants’ schedules. The discussion is meant to be casual and fun. Snacks will be provided.


Please let us know which title(s) you are considering as your Read On choice this holiday.


If you’re not sure where to start, click on these links for current title ideas:


http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2016-nonfiction-award-nominations

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/nonfiction-award

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/bfya-nominations

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2015-top-ten-best-fiction-young-adults

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2015-best-fiction-young-adults

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten

http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/overview.html

(*The NYT Bestseller Lists now feature Middle Grade categories and YA)

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb

(*Scroll down this list for Middle Readers titles)

Let Us Know You're In!

Please send an email by Friday, December 18th to klepkowski@gananda.org with the subject line Read On.


  • Email the title of your book, and explain which category it falls under (Middle School/YA/Adult-Curriculum Connection)
  • Before break starts you will receive an overview list of participants and selected titles