R.E.A.D. Book Club


Kayla Davito

A few book club members, as well as sponser Kimberly Mora, show what books they are currently reading.

Kayla Davito, Reporter

From novels to comic books to poems, Timberland’s book club is a place where students can come together to read, hang out and talk. The club is currently reading a range of this year’s Gateway Books, including “The Book of Essie”, “A Short History of the Girl Next Door” and “Defy the Stars”, for example. 

“I [re]started the book club, because I wanted there to be a place where fellow book lovers and non-book lovers could hang out and just relax after a stressful day,” freshman Grace Busby said.

R.E.A.D stands for read, eat and discuss. Students compare ideas and books with one another while snacking on food. Club members do not all read the same book, but choose from a wide variety of reading material, so as not to feel bored or pressured, according to Busby. 

“I joined the book club, because reading books is fun, but discussing them with others is more enjoyable,” sophomore Tanvi Dahuja said. 

For some like Dahuja, the book club is about meeting with people one knows. For others, it is a way to meet new people with a common interest- books. This was one of the goals of vice president, freshman Savannah Mumma. Mumma shared another reason that she and Busby started the book club. 

 “I’m looking forward to meeting all the new people in the club. The goal of the book club is for everyone to share their interests about things they like,” Mumma said.

Overall, book club is a relaxed and laid back club where book lovers go to enjoy time with friends. R.E.A.D book club meets every other Tuesday immediately after school until 3:15 in the library. If interested, sign up at Google Classroom – R.E.A.D. Book Club, using the class code xk5n2a.  

“Readers come in all shapes, sizes and personalities.  By meeting with other student readers, I hope students who do not always move in the same social circles will make connections. You never know where you will find a new friend,” sponsor Kimberly Mora said.