Wish you had someone to talk to about a perfectly plausible plot line, a despicable character, or your favourite writer? Once a month on a Wednesday, a group of sixth form students with a passion for reading meet in the library to pick through novels they have chosen to read as a group. The book club was started to encourage students to read, who normally wouldn’t bother or have time to, and to allow students to explore genres and authors.
The club was established by year 12s Maegen and Abigal who both study English Literature at A-Level and wanted to share their love for reading with others. “This book club has allowed me to extend the amount I read which is particularly helpful as I wish to pursue literature at university,” said Maegen. “Not only that but it has also allowed me to discuss novels would people I wouldn’t normally which has given me a different insight into novels.”
Past novels are chosen by the group such as ‘The Girl on the Train’, ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’, and ‘One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest’. The club offers a range of literature that everyone will enjoy, or at least enjoy criticising. However if you still need more of an incentive to join tea, coffee and biscuits are offered to anyone who attends. Is there really anything better than coffee and a darn good book?
If you’re interested pop into the library to speak to Ms Varga or catch up with Maegen or Abigal.