By Amanda Romankiw
Do you want to talk about a book you recently read with fellow book-lovers? Join Book Club!
Book Club is a fairly new club at Tech that is co-run by juniors Theodora Fort and Jade Nakama. It’s a safe space that anyone can join to interact with fellow literature-loving peers. Once a month, members look through a variety of options and then vote on a book to read. You can buy the book, borrow it from the library, or use an online copy that is provided to you. If you want to suggest a book to read, you can talk to the club leaders or write the title down on the google document made for suggestions. Books read in the past include The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, and Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Meetings consist of icebreakers, fun and interactive games, group discussions, and watching adaptations of any books that have been read previously. When asked about why they created the club, Fort says, “We created book club because we love books, and we love talking about books with each other, so we wanted to create a community of people who love books and love talking about them just as much as we do.” The meetings are generally laid back and members are encouraged to voice their opinions without worrying about being criticized.
If you want to join, come to room 103 during lunch on Thursdays. To get updates about the assigned book, events, and more, join the Remind by texting @otbookclub to 81010 and join the Google Classroom using the code 213ehcx. You can also follow Book Club’s Instagram page, @ot.bookclub, for more information.