On Wednesday October 14, 2015, something amazing, mysterious, and slightly philosophical was underfoot in the depths of the library. Members of the book club met to discuss the very first book of the school year, which was We Were Liars, written by E. Lockhart and published in 2014. Recently, the novel made it onto the American Library Association’s list for Best Fiction for Young Adults.
For the meeting, the approximately 30 members of the book club grabbed a cupcake and juice box, and then were divided up into groups to discuss key concepts in the novel, such as the amnesia of the main character, Cadence, the significance of building sizes, and the meaning of each of the main character’s names in the novel. Every group had an equal opportunity to share and discuss their findings with the entire book club, and from the mini-discussions, other key topics were discussed, such as that money cannot buy you happiness, and the importance of being able to learn on the shoulders of others when experiencing traumatic events. The book club meeting lasted approximately one hour, and the next book to be read is Miss. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
For this year, the book club is also working on a new project. They plan to put book reviews, short pieces of writing, and pictures of the covers of certain books that correspond with a specific theme. They plan to display their love of books in a display cabinet on the first floor. The first theme they hope to display books for is mystery and horror, based on Halloween. Book club meets about once a month on Wednesdays to discuss the books, and the morning announcements declare when members, or soon-to-be members can purchase each monthly book for $10.00 from Mrs. Dennis in the library. And every Wednesday when something amazing, mysterious and slightly philosophical is occurring on Wednesday in the depths of the library, the book club meeting is definitely underfoot.