Thursday, November 8, 2012

Faculty Book Club: Divergent

Today we had our faculty book club meeting to discuss Divergent. Everyone enjoyed the book and we had great discussion about the factions, how society today is divided, what we would see in our own fear landscapes and more. It was a lot of fun as always. The bonus was the delicious food our assistant principal prepared for the meeting. Yum!
To make the day fun we dressed as our favorite faction. There were several Dauntless, a few Candor and ,of course, the nerdy librarian had to be Erudite. I forwarded a link to this site to give people a few ideas before the meeting.
Have you read Divergent yet? I liked it even better than The Hunger Games.

For our next selection we are going to read a historical fiction novel. I'm putting together a list to vote on right now.
Here are a few contenders:

The nonfiction book, The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin, is also on the list. It was the winner of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award.

What historical book would you recommend?


  1. I vote for Code Name Verity. Can I come? That was the best book I read this summer, and I read a lot of books!

  2. What a great idea; I would like to start a book club with my faculty. How long do you give your faculty to read the book? Do you have any suggestions to get one started?
    Thank you!

  3. We take around a month or so to read a book. Ask them what they want to read then give them a list to on. Try to find books that are easy to borrow or can be found in paperback. Take turns brining snacks and enjoy. I always bring the discussion questions and try to think of some fun activity to go with it.