It is fun to read a book and then discuss it with others who have also read it. You get more out of the book, learn from others' interpretations, and enjoy some camaraderie with other readers. That's why book clubs are so popular: they're social, intellectual, and cultural. Currently, Loganberry sponsors one book discussion group, and hosts two others, but there's always room for more.
Would you like to start another book discussion group (YA literature, poetry, mysteries, American history)? Do you have a current book club looking for a host location? Or do you just want some buying perks based on 10 or more copies of the registered book? Let us know.
Not YA Average Book Club
Open to teens age 15-18, we will meet on the 4th Thursday of every month at 4:00 PM via Zoom. Led by Miranda Richmond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every month we will have a fun discussion and an even more fun activity (please have a writing utensil and paper ready- don't worry this won't be your average classroom activity
10/28/2021 4:00 They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.
Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.
01/27/2022 4:00 Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo AND Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo:
Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…
In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.
Separated by distance—and Papi’s secrets—the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.
And then, when it seems like they’ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each other.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire:
Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else.
But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.
Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced... they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.
But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.
No matter the cost.
03/24/2022 4:00 The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Aiden Bishop knows the rules. Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until he can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest at Blackheath Manor. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others. With a locked room mystery that Agatha Christie would envy, Stuart Turton unfurls a breakneck novel of intrigue and suspense.
There is just so much good and important writing out there in the world of naturalists -- from environmental classics such as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring to even current fiction such as Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behavior -- it seemed a great time to get a group together to read and discuss these old and new ideas. We will read books about climate change, birding, gardening, fracking, agriculture and community, food -- anything that might touch on our natural world in a broad sense. Each book discussion will be co-lead by Loganberry staff Freddy Scott and an invited guest with either a professional or passionate interest in the subject. Led by Freddy Scott and guest presenter.
3rd Sundays, quarterly, 1-3pm
Your Book Club Group
We'd love to add your existing book club to this list, or to start a new one. We'll even help you find more readers to make the discussions lively (if you are so interested). There are book discounts available (10% off for registered titles; 20% off for purchases of 10+ copies), and the (optional) use of our cozy LitArts room for discussions.
Book of the Month Club
Do you want new book recommendations, without the group discussion? Loganberry's Book of the Month Club delivers just that. Tell us what you generally like, and we'll set you up with good new reads along those lines, one per month as long as you're subscribed. Book of the Month Club is also an excellent gift for friends and family.
Learn more about Book of the Month Club