George's Book Club is open to any faculty/staff member - we meet about once a month for dinner and book chats. Our meetings are informal - please don't stress out about finishing the entire book - we have good discussions! Some years we have also done a scholarship in recognition of a love of learning and literature for a graduating senior. For more details, see Ms. Harper.
Favorites for 2018-2019:
- August: Favorite Summer read, Google Form for your favs
- September: Favorite book from 2018
- October: Favorite Mystery
- November: Favorite Classic
- December: Favorite winter/holiday book, or book you love to hate
- January: Favorite funny or stress-relieving book
- February: Favorite book about something you L♥VE
- March: Your all-time, favorite book ever + Literary March Madness
- April: Favorite Poem
- May: Favorite Picture Book
- June: Book Exchange
Past Selections2015-2016 SelectionsSeptemberGo Set a Watchman, by Harper LeeWe will be visiting Barnes & Noble for the event they have Thursday, September 24 at 7:00.OctoberThe Martian, by Andy WeirNovemberCareer of Evil, Robert GalbraithDecemberWishin' and Hopin', Wally Lamb OR your favorite holiday bookJanuaryCatch up from last year! Moriarty by Anthony HorowitzFebruaryThe Crane Wife, Patrick NessMarchRadiance of Tomorrow, Ishmael BeahAprilCircling the Sun, Paula McLainMayCatch Up! If this winter is like last year, we will probably be playing catch up.JuneShare summer reading ideas.2014-2015 SelectionsSeptemberThe Silkworm by J.K. Rowling.OctoberJohn Gardner's October Light.NovemberI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.DecemberCookie DecoratingJanuaryThe Invention of Wings by Sue Monk KiddFebruaryTexts from Jane Eyre by Mallory OrtbergMarchMoriarty by Anthony Horowitz
AprilTBDMayFavorite Children's Book, or Fortunately, the Milk by Neil GaimanDue to all the inclement weather, we got a bit behind.2013-2014September The Cuckoo's Calling, as well as pen-names.October Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl.November The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls.December Favorite cookbooks & cookie exchange.January Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall.February The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.March Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.April Divergent by Veronica Roth.
During the 2011- 2012 school year, we selected, read, and discussed the following books:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (February)The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (March)Nightwoods by Charles Frazier (April)The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (May)We met over the 2012 summer to discuss When She Woke by Hillary Jordan.