Join the SJP Book Club
The Saint Joseph Prep Book Club meets during the last week of each month after school in the Learning Commons to discuss and review pre-selected novels, short stories or poetry. Read more about the Book Club in Notes from the LC.
In September, we will meet to talk about the All-School Summer Reading book, Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder.
April-May: The Capital Crime mysteries by Margaret Truman. My favorite volume in the series is Murder at the Library of Congress.
March: Free Choice Meeting and Book Trailer Film Festival!
February: We read A Study in Scarlet, in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduces his iconic detective, Sherlock Holmes. The short novel is available for free on iBooks.
January: Biographies. We each read a different bio to share with the group. We talked about some intriguing individuals, including Florence Nightingale, Joan of Arc, the Wright Brothers and Dmitri Shostakovich.
November-December: Contemporary fiction inspired by the life and works of Jane Austen.
October: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.
September: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (the All School Book)
May: The novels of Jodi Picoult!
April: Free Choice (Poetry)
March: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
January/February: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
December: Free Choice (bring a favorite book to recommend and make a book trailer using Animoto.)
November: Our Town by Thornton Wilder
October: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
September: A Chance in the World by Steve Pemberton.
April/May: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
March: The Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
February: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
January: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
December: Free Choice Meeting
November: Two Thanksgiving stories available from the Gutenberg Project.
Two Thanksgiving Gentlemen
by O. Henry
Aunt Susanna's Thanksgiving Dinner
by Lucy Maude Montgomery
October: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie.
September: The Club welcomed some new members and we had a lively discussion about George Orwell's defining novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
April/May: We ended the 2012-13 Book Club season the way we began with a popular YA dystopian novel. We read and talked about Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.
March: For our March gathering, we had a Free Choice Meeting, during which we focused on non-fiction.
February: In February, we read The Princess Bride by William Goldman.
January: This month's Book Club selection was The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.
December: On December 19, we had a free choice meeting. Everyone brought a favorite book to recommend.
November: On November 28, we talked about The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. We will take a movie field trip on January 8 to see the new film release of the classic fantasy novel.
October: The Club met on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:45 to discuss several short pieces by Edgar Allan Poe.
- The Raven
- The Black Cat
- The Murders on the Rue Morgue
September: At our first meeting on September 26, we talked about the popular young adult novel, Divergent by Veronica Roth.