January Book Club

We had our first Book Club of 2017 on a wet and wintery Wednesday. Thankfully we had hot apple cider to warm us up!


During this monthly get-together, students and faculty talked about the books they read and received over winter break. Josh read the second volume of The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman and talked about starting a Bruce Springsteen bio.

Luca read another weird book called Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster. He also read the Bryan Cranston bio A Life in Parts, which he’d mentioned wanting to read at the last Book Club.


Becca talked about an interesting book, which she described as a ‘choose your own adventure’ style of puzzle and riddle book. Heloise talked about reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, which she described as “amazing” but with a frustrating ending. She also talked about the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay and how reading the screenplay format is becoming easier.

Doctora Portillo discussed the book Between the World and Me, which is written as a letter to the author’s son about race relations in the United States, and said it should be required reading.

Ms. Melinson shared the book Trash and talked about new magazines the library has and some old favorites, which segued into Ms. B reviewing the December 5th issue of The New Yorker and some of the articles and features she found most interesting.

Emma talked about Senlin Ascends, which she was rather iffy on. However, it led to Ms. B asking how many people feel obligated to finish a book once they’ve started. Overwhelmingly, most people voted that once they start a book, they need to finish it to find out what happens.

To find out all the books we talked about, visit our Goodreads page!


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