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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.


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Did you know that May Alcott Nieriker, sister of Louisa May Alcott, was a talented artist who exhibited her work at the Paris Salon?  Learn more about May and the Alcott family at Orchard House in Concord, MA.

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Over the summer, we will read Persuasion by Jane Austen.  Happy Reading!  See you in September.

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