Book Group FAQs:

  • The purpose of the group is to read and discuss young adult literature. This year the group will read mysteries.
  • The group will meet on Wednesdays at lunch in the library.
  • Book titles will be nominated by attendees.  Ms. Barker-Ball and Ms. Powell will have final say on selection of titles.
  • Any student is welcome to attend book group.  If a student commits to attending the group,  they may checkout one of the copies of the book for the entire month prior to the discussion.
  • Discussion questions will be posted on this webpage. Book group attendees are encouraged to review these before the meeting.
  • Treats will be provided at all meetings. Attendees should bring their lunch as well.

 Previous Years' Discussed Titles:

  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Bordering Shadow by Mitchell Sturhann
  • Extraction by Stephanie Diaz
  • Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  • Unremembered by Jessica Brody
  • Origin by Jessica Khoury
  • Alienated by Melissa Landers
  • Uncommon Strange by Lynn Evans
  • Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septys
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
  • Tarnish by Katherine Longshore

    2017 -18 Year's Discussed Titles:
  • The Night She Disappeared by April Henry
  • Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Click here to listen to an interview with the author.

A Study in Charlotte

by Brittany Cavallaro

"The first book in a witty, suspenseful new trilogy about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She’s inherited Sherlock’s volatility and some of his vices—and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she’s not looking for friends.

But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other."--publisher

Books are now available for checkout.

The Discussion is scheduled for

Wednesday, March 7, at lunch

in the library workroom.

All students and staff are invited.