Co-Curricular Showcase: Book Club

This is our sixth showcase of the MCNC’s Online Pocket Guide to Co-Curriculars – “the good, the bad, the ugly…” and includes an interview with Mrs. Hurst the School Librarian


bookWhat commitments and activities will one partake in as being a member of the book club? 

“Other than attending meetings regularly, there are no real commitments. At book club we talk about the books we are reading, often discussing the merits or whether it’s a good book, or even if the characters are likable. We talk about things like which books are popular and why, and if the book was better than the movie (always). We recommend books to each other and sometimes set reading challenges, such as let’s all read a science fiction book before the next meeting. We share our likes by posting ‘recommended’ tags on books on the shelves.”

Why would you recommend the book club; what benefits would one gain?

“I’d recommend book club to anyone who is an avid reader, someone who reads for pleasure, or someone who likes to talk about books. The benefit is that you will become more knowledgeable about books and authors in general and can expand your literary horizons.”

Is there a particularly good book off the top of your head you would recommend to avid readers?

“Wool by Hugh Howey. It’s a story set in the not-too-distant future where mankind has ruined the Earth and the survivors have to live in a giant underground silo. There are strict rules, but not everyone follows them. And not everything is as it seems! This is the first in an exciting trilogy.”

Management teacher: Mrs. Hurst (School Librarian)

Meetings are once a fortnight (every 2 weeks) in the Library on a Thursday after school.


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