Book Club April 27, 2023
Posted by Amy Gebhardt on 4/2/2023 12:30:00 AM
Dear Book Club Members,
We are delighted to inform you that our next meeting will be on April 27th, 2023, and we will be discussing the book "They Both Die at the End" by Adam Silvera.
This novel is a heart-wrenching tale that explores the lives of two young men, Mateo and Rufus, who receive a call from a mysterious organization informing them that they will die within the next 24 hours. Both of them are complete strangers but find solace in each other's company and decide to spend their last day together. As they venture through the city, they discover the beauty of life and the power of human connection.
This book has received critical acclaim for its poignant storytelling and beautiful prose. We are looking forward to discussing the book's themes of love, loss, and the inevitability of death. I hope to see you all at our meeting, where we can share our thoughts and insights on this powerful novel.
Mrs. Bass and Mrs Gebhardt
Please reach come to the library for a copy of the book.
Book Club March 30, 2023
Posted by Amy Gebhardt on 2/24/2023
Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath.
They are trained by the centaur Chiron in the arts of war and medicine, but when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.
Book Club February 23, 2023
Posted by Amy Gebhardt on 1/20/2023 12:35:00 AM
Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to marry.
Jack Currer is a resurrection man who’s just trying to survive in a city where it’s too easy to die.
When the two of them have a chance encounter outside the Edinburgh Anatomist’s Society, Hazel thinks nothing of it at first. But after she gets kicked out of renowned surgeon Dr. Beecham’s lectures for being the wrong gender, she realizes that her new acquaintance might be more helpful than she first thought. Because Hazel has made a deal with Dr. Beecham: if she can pass the medical examination on her own, Beecham will allow her to continue her medical career. Without official lessons, though, Hazel will need more than just her books—she’ll need corpses to study.
Lucky that she’s made the acquaintance of someone who digs them up for a living.
But Jack has his own problems: strange men have been seen skulking around cemeteries, his friends are disappearing off the streets, and the dreaded Roman Fever, which wiped out thousands a few years ago, is back with a vengeance. Nobody important cares—until Hazel.
Now, Hazel and Jack must work together to uncover the secrets buried not just in unmarked graves, but in the very heart of Edinburgh society.
Author Visit with Dr. Donna Cooner
Posted by Amy Gebhardt on 1/20/2023 12:30:00 AM
The MVHS book club had the pleasure of being visited by author Dr. Donna Cooner. Dr. Cooner has published several books, including "Skinny," "Fake," and "Can't Look Away." The visit was engaging and fun, as Dr. Cooner shared her experiences and insights on writing and publishing. She also discussed her own books and answered questions from the book club members.
It was a great experience for the MVHS book club to have Dr. Donna Cooner visit. Her visit was lively and engaging, as she discussed her journey as a writer and shared her thoughts on publishing. Dr. Cooner was able to interact with the club members and answer their questions, which made the visit even more enjoyable. Overall, it was a great opportunity for the book club members to learn from a successful author and gain a deeper understanding of the writing process.
Book Club January 19, 2023
Posted by Amy Gebhardt on 12/8/2022 12:30:00 AM
Maisie Fernandez is fed up. Fed up with the bullies who taunt her about her size and her looks. Fed up with being the butt of everyone's jokes.
So, one night, Maisie goes online and creates a fake profile. "Sienna" is beautiful, skinny, and confident -- and soon she's messaging the most popular kids in Maisie's school. Maisie doesn't care about being friends with them. She wants to use Sienna to take them down.
But as Maisie's web of deception grows, she's in danger of being exposed. And what will happen when the actual Sienna -- the girl whose photos Maisie has been using -- shows up in real life?
Book Club December 8, 2022
Posted by Amy Gebhardt on 11/18/2022
Join us for book club on December 8, 2022 at lunch. We will be discussing The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar. Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train...
Please be aware this is an adult psychological thriller. It is darker than our typical reads! Some of you are excited about this and some might be turned off by this. Come to book club anyway, even if you choose not to read the book.
Book Club November 17, 2022
Posted by Amy Gebhardt on 10/7/2022 12:30:00 AM
Prepare to be swept into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, swoonworthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue perfect for readers who loved Divergent, Delirium, or The Wrath & the Dawn.
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, live in a palace, and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want.
Then America meets Prince Maxon—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
If you would like a copy of The Selection, stop into the library and see Mrs. Bass or Mrs. Gebhardt.
Book Club October 6, 2022
Posted by Amy Gebhardt on 9/2/2022 12:30:00 AM
We enjoyed seeing everyone yesterday for a great first meeting of the year! We got to see everyone from last year and it was a pleasure to welcome many new faces to our book club!
We chose The Inheritance Games as our next title to read together. If you did not receive a copy of the book and would like one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on September 7, 2022.
Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why--or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man's touch--and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes.
Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a con-woman, and he's determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather's last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.
Reminder: Join us EVERY THURSDAY at lunch in the library for a silent reading party! We will put devices away and savor time to read independently.
Book Club September 1, 2022
Posted by Amy Gebhardt on 8/26/2022
Please join us in the library at lunch on Thursday, September 1st to choose our first book of the year. We look forward to seeing everyone again this school year, and we look forward to meeting some new faces too. Bring a friend!
Book Club May 12, 2022
Posted by Amy Gebhardt on 3/25/2022
Join us for a discussion of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. We will meet May 12, 2022 at lunch in the library.
A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.