May I Suggest? A paperback book with a side of questions?

Looking for books to interest your book club members? Is finding a book for your book club meeting an overwhelming task? Are you asking yourself: Will everyone like it? Will anyone like it? Will it generate discussion? Are copies available in the library? As for the first question—don’t worry whether or not all your members will like it. Often the best discussions come from books that some liked and some hated. After all, happy families are all alike, aren’t they? And where’s the drama in that? And as for the last question—John Tyler…continue reading →

Book Club: The Lost Hero

Book Club meets 3x a semester, and all of the books we read are chosen BY STUDENTS. This month the club will discuss The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. From the publisher: “Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense in The Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Fans of demi-gods, prophesies, and quests will be left breathless--and panting for Book Two.” Read the book…or just join us for some discussion, drinks and snacks (and SDV 100 credit!) Wednesday, February…continue reading →

Page to screen cage match: Everything is Illuminated

The eternal question....BOOK or FILM? This month the Book Club will discuss BOTH. The book: Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer The film: Everything Is Illuminated starring Elijah Wood (Frodo!) Read the book, see the film, and come to the Book Club on Wednesday, October 5 @ 1:00. Meetings in the Student Activities Office (c103) in the Science Building. Snacks and drinks SDV activity credit All students welcome You decide...book or film?continue reading →

Book Club: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Book Club meets 3x a semester, and all of the books we read are chosen BY STUDENTS. This month the club will discuss Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. Silas and Larry are unlikely teenage friends...and then one is suspected of murder. Part murder  mystery, part small town drama, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter should please fans of both realistic and mystery fiction. Read the book...or just join us for some discussion, drinks and snacks (and SDV 100 credit!) Wednesday, September 7 @ 1:00 pm Student Activities Office C103 All students welcome Hope…continue reading →

Book Club: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder is the last Book Club selection for the summer session. Posion Study is the first in a three-part fantasy series; on Goodreads (a social network for book fans) readers (13,431 so far) give the book 4.41 stars. The description from Goodreads: Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison… About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a…continue reading →

Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue

This June Book Club is reading Room by Emma Donoghue. From the publisher: Five-year-old Jack and his Ma live and eat and play and sleep in one room--an 11×11-foot space that is their prison--captives of the terrifying man Jack calls Old Nick. But as Jack grows older and more curious, it becomes clear that the room will not be able to hold him and Ma forever. Jack--who is five--narrates the story. Readers see what is REALLY going on...even though Jack the narrator cannot. Reviewers on Amazon have described the book as both gripping…continue reading →

Book Club: The Other Wes Moore

One name, two fates... Same situation, same neighborhood, same age, same name. One man is a Rhodes Scholar and Iraq Combat Veteran, the other is serving jail time. What happened? Read the book (available in the JTCC library or locally at Barnes and Noble) and join the discussion Tuesday, March 8 at 2:00 in C103. Find out what students are saying about The Other Wes Moore.continue reading →

Book Club: Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind

The JTCC Book Club will discuss Wizard’s First Rule at the upcoming January meeting.  Author Terry Goodkind has sold over 25 million books; Wizard’s First Rule is the first in his 10-title Sword of Truth series. This classic fantasy promises swords, dragons, wizards and plenty of adventure...perfect for holiday reading! Read Wizard's First Rule and join the discussion with the JTCC Book  Club: Wednesday, 12 January at 3:00 pm Room c103a (Student Activities Conference Room, Science Building) Drinks and snacks All students welcomecontinue reading →

Book Club: Join the discussion!

Join the discussion with the JTCC Student Book Club. This month's books: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson. This explosive international bestseller follows journalist Mikael Blomkvist and hacker Lisbeth Salander as they search for a missing heiress. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. Read the inspirational story of an American mountain climber who failed to climb K2, but succeeded in building schools for remote mountain villages. Read one (or part, or both!) of the books and join the discussion. Monday, November 1 3:00 pm in C103a (Midlothian Student Activities…continue reading →

Book lovers wanted!

Why read alone? Join the tribe of readers: JTCC Book Club! The club will discuss one book every month—a book chosen by the club, for the club. FIRST MEETING Monday, October 4 at 3:00 in the Midlothian Student Activities Office, C103a. Bring ideas about what YOU want to read. Snacks included; there will be Doritos! Questions or more info? Contact Suzanne Sherry 804-594-1520 or ssherry@jtcc.edu.continue reading →