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We have two student book clubs at Troy High. The first, Book Chat, meets once or twice a month and talks about all things book-related. We also have fun participating in book-related activities. This club is for the student who loves books but whose schedule is so loaded that they have little time for reading and in-depth discussion.
The second group, Cover to Cover, meets once or twice a month to discuss the same book. Our goal is to complete at least two group reads per school year.
- First Meeting of 2018-2019
An organizational meeting for book club will take place on Monday, August 27th in the library after school.
- March Meeting
Our March meeting took place on Monday, March 26th with 20 students in attendance. We just received our copies of The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls about a week ago so we have only recently begun to read the book. After our regular drawing for bookish prizes, we discussed the first 57 pages of GC and so far everyone seems to be enjoying it. Our next meeting will be on Monday, April 16th in the library. We also took this awesome picture!
- Next Meeting
The next book club meeting will be held after school on Monday, January 22!!!
- All the Bright Places Final Discussion
Awesome gathering yesterday! Twenty-seven people in attendance to finish up our discussion of All the Bright Places. This is our last meeting of 2017 so over the break we are tasked with finding our next group read. Looking forward to the fun and great reading we will all enjoy in 2018!
- November 6 Meeting
What a great meeting! Mrs. Kazmaier, school psychologist, was our guest as we met to discuss All the Bright Places. Her insight and expertise was integral to our discussion of the relationship between Violet and Finch, both of whom are dealing with mental health issues. The twenty-three students at this meeting had the opportunity to share and discuss issues with their peers as well as with Mrs. Kazmaier and offer advice and counsel to each other. For our next meeting we will probably have to have a continuation of this one as we ran out of time!
- Next Meeting
Don't forget! Our next meeting will be Monday, November 6th. Please have the reading completed before then. We will be having a guest speaker so there is a possibility we will be here longer than our usual time.
- For October 10
Now that just about everyone has a copy of the book, our next meeting is scheduled for October 10th. It was decided by the group that we should have read at least halfway through for that discussion. Also, if you finish it before then, please do not mention any spoilers past the halfway point. Enjoy!!!
- Our next group read!
We will be reading All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven so let Mrs. Fultz know by Monday, September 18th if you'd like to have a copy reserved for you!!
- Minutes from first meeting 17-18
We had a great turnout for our first meeting of the school year! Fourty-two students showed up to participate in our first gathering and to find out what is happening with book club this year. We reviewed meeting times, talked about the books we read over the summer, drew names for prizes, participated in a Remember the Titles activity, and nominated books for our group read. Voting will take place this week and students will need to let Mrs. Fultz know whether they'd like to have a copy of the book. Our next meeting will be September 25th.
- First meeting of 2017-18
The first meeting of Bookaholics Anonymous for the 2017-2018 school year will take place on Tuesday, September 5th. We will meet in the library after school. Please plan to be here until 3:30! See you then!!
- Graduation of long-time members.
On Wednesday, we will bid a sad farewell to two original book club members, Josh and Ashley. Be sure to drop in before first period for doughnuts and juice and a chance to wish them luck!!
- Spring Read!!
Our next read is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie! There was great interest in making our next book a mystery so we decided to go with one of the most well-known, best-selling mystery novels of all time.
- OUR NEXT READ IS..........
Our Next Read is..........
Miss Peregrine's Home for
by Ransom Riggs
- First Meeting of 2016-17
Book Club got off to a fantastic start on Monday, September 12th. Thirty-six students attended this organizational meeting and took care of business! We made a list of the books we might possibly read as our first group read and suggested activities we want to try this year. Voting on the list of titles will take place Wednesday, September 14th through Friday, September 16th. Votes can also be submitted via email to Mrs Fultz. We decided that Mondays after school will be our designated meeting time as that is the one that is best for the majority of members. Our next meeting will take place on Monday, October 3rd.
- First Meeting of 2016-2017 school year.
The first meeting of Bookaholics Anonymous for the 2016-17 school year will take place on Monday, September 12th after school in the library. This will be an important organizational meeting so everyone who is interested in being a part of book club is encouraged to attend! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Fultz for details!!
- Troy Miami County Public Library Staff at B.A. Meeting
May 9, 2016
Nancy Hargrove and Shawn Frauenberger from the Troy Miami County Public Library visited with us at our meeting today. We learned all about the great things the public library has to offer Troy students and their families. They even brought us free books! Thanks Nancy and Shawn!!
- September 14, 2015
Our next group read is The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. Camille and Carly were selected to serve as student liasons for the book club.
- Meeting Notes September 8, 2015
Attendance was strong at the first B.A. meeting of the 2015-2016 school year. Approximately thirty students met to discuss what our year should look like as far as how often we meet, what we want to read, and what book-related things we want to do. Mondays seem to be the best day for us to meet and we'd like to try for at least twice a month. There were a number of titles suggested as a possible group read. Voting will take place September 9th-11th. We will also vote on a student leader who can fill in for Mrs. Fultz if the need arises. Lots of enthusiasm and great ideas made for a fun meeting. Our next meeting will be on Monday, September 28th.
The B.A. met on Tuesday January 20 for the first meeting of 2015. Attendance was low because of multiple after school activity conflicts but we had a great discussion about the first 50 pages of Alas, Babylon. Much of it centered around the time period and what was going in the world at the time this book was written. It was decided that for our next meeting we will read through chapter 6.
On Tuesday, December 9th we held our last B.A. meeting of 2014 with 15 members in attendance. We played a rousing game of "book chairs", a variation of musical chairs and had a used book exchange in the spirit of the holiday season.
A vote was held to determine the title for our next group read. From a list of books available to us, Alas Bablyon by Pat Frank won the majority vote. Discussion of this book will begin at our next meeting.
The last Tuesday before Thanksgiving break we had a short meeting in Mrs. Westfalls's classroom. (Much thanks to her for allowing us to be there!!) We talked briefly about what we should read next and decided that it was more beneficial and interesting if we all read the same title. Then we stuffed ourselves with doughnuts and juice.
On Tuesday November 11th, thirteen B.A. members met to talk about their books from the top shelf. Most members enjoyed their selection but there were a few who were not able to develop interest in the book they took home. Despite this, we heard several book recommendations and got more titles for our To-Be-Read lists.
Because of the upcoming Thanksgiving break, our next Tuesday meeting will be held in the morning before school starts.
Our most recent discussion was held on Tuesday, November 11th after school. We had 13 Bookaholics in attendance and talked about our top shelf books as well as everything from Twilight to the cult following of the Percy Jackson books. Lots of recommendations came from our discussion:
Mudra gave Angels & Demons by Dan Brown 5 out of 5 stars. She also praised The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen.
Josh said he would give it 4.
Autumn gave The Loser's Guide to Life and Love by A.E. Cannon 4 stars.
Ash finished The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman and gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up.
Daniel praised Rick Riordan's The Titan's Curse and gave it 4 stars.
Josh is reading The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson and is pleased with it so far.
Becca's "top shelf" book was Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson but felt it wasn't the book for her.
Julie recommended her top shelf book, A Matter of Days by Amber Kizer, for its strong-willed characters. She is currently reading The Abhorsen Chronicles by Garth Nix and compared it to the Eragon series.
Our next meeting will be held before school on November 25th.
- Meeting Notes from October 28th, 2014
Our group is growing! We had 27 students at this meeting! What can we say, reading, eating cookies and talking about books is fun.
Anyway... this was our second and wrap-up discussion about The Selection. The discussion was lively at times but everyone contributed important comments.
For our next reading endeavor everyone chose to select fiction novels from the library's top shelf. A number of our members like this option because they learn about books that they might want to add to their To-Be-Read list.
The B.A. met on Tuesday October 14th. We had decided in a previous meeting that everyone should have at least half of the book finished and almost everyone did. We had some members who devoured the book and moved on to the second and third so it was hard for them to talk about the book without revealing spoilers. So far, everyone seems to be enjoying it. We also talked about other books we have been enjoying recently and decided that for our next meeting, everyone needs to be done with The Selection so we can talk about it at length. We will also decide what our next book will be. We also learned that Kiera Cass has written a fourth novel to add to the series and it will be released in 2015. We are majorly excited by this development. Our next meeting will be Tuesday October 28th.
Our organizational meeting on September 16, 2014 was attended by 17 students and Mrs. Fultz. We decided to meet twice a month for at least an hour and decided to call our group Bookaholics Anonymous or "The B.A." for short. Our first book pick, decided upon by random draw, is The Selection by Kiera Cass. If you are interested in being a part of this discussion and would like a copy of the book, please see Mrs. Fultz ASAP! Our next meeting will be held on September 30, 2014 at 2:45 in the high school library.
Our 2nd meeting was held Tuesday, September 30th in the library. Participants brought books that they enjoyed recently and we all took turns talking about them. When all was said and done, we had a great list of recommended titles to try. There was much discussion of books made into movies and whether the book version or the movie version was better.
Copies of our group read, The Selection, will be in this week and Mrs. Fultz will distribute them before the end of the school day on Friday.
Our next meeting will be held on October 14th and participants are encouraged to have read a least half of The Selection.