Novel Reads Book Club

The Novel Reads Book Club meets at Apache Junction Public Library during the fall and winter months. There is a discussion prior to viewing the movie based on each book. Check the book covers below for the date we will be discussing each book and showing the movies.
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The Book Thief - Markus Zusak: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. (Discussion March 10th, movie March 24th)

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. (Discussion March 10th, movie March 24th)

DECEMBER 11, 2012 @ 1:30 PM. An old man lies dying. As time collapses into memory, he travels deep into his past where he is reunited with his father and relives the wonder and pain of his impoverished New England youth.

DECEMBER 11, 2012 @ 1:30 PM. An old man lies dying. As time collapses into memory, he travels deep into his past where he is reunited with his father and relives the wonder and pain of his impoverished New England youth.

Movie March 11th; discussion March 25th. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.

Movie March 11th; discussion March 25th. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.

Movie February 11th; discussion February 25th: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje.

Movie February 11th; discussion February 25th: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje.

Movie January 14th; discussion January 28th: No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy.

Movie January 14th; discussion January 28th: No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy.

Movie November 12th; discussion November 26th: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Movie November 12th; discussion November 26th: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins: In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place. (Discussion January 13th, movie January 27th)

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins: In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place. (Discussion January 13th, movie January 27th)

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen: Wealthy Mr. Darcy and spirited Elizabeth Bennett dislike each other at first sight, and each must contend with their pride and prejudices while Elizabeth's mother plots economically advantageous marriages for all her daughters. (Discussion October 14th, movie October 28th)

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen: Wealthy Mr. Darcy and spirited Elizabeth Bennett dislike each other at first sight, and each must contend with their pride and prejudices while Elizabeth's mother plots economically advantageous marriages for all her daughters. (Discussion October 14th, movie October 28th)

FEBRUARY 26, 2013 @ 1:30 PM. A biographical novel traces the story of Valentino Achak Deng, who as a boy was separated from his family when his village in southern Sudan was attacked, and became one of the estimated 17,000 "lost boys of Sudan" before relocating from a Kenyan refugee camp to Atlanta in 2001.

FEBRUARY 26, 2013 @ 1:30 PM. A biographical novel traces the story of Valentino Achak Deng, who as a boy was separated from his family when his village in southern Sudan was attacked, and became one of the estimated 17,000 "lost boys of Sudan" before relocating from a Kenyan refugee camp to Atlanta in 2001.


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#10 most frequently challenged book from 1990-1999. Click for top 100. Young Holden, favorite child of the censor. Frequently removed from classrooms and school libraries because it is “unacceptable,” “obscene,” “blasphemous,” “negative,” “foul,” “filthy,” and “undermines morality.” And to think Holden always thought “people never notice anything.”

#10 most frequently challenged book from 1990-1999. Click for top 100. Young Holden, favorite child of the censor. Frequently removed from classrooms and school libraries because it is “unacceptable,” “obscene,” “blasphemous,” “negative,” “foul,” “filthy,” and “undermines morality.” And to think Holden always thought “people never notice anything.”

Truly remarkable: What Is the What by  Dave Eggers

What Is the What by Dave Eggers

An old man lies dying. As time collapses into memory, he travels deep into his past where he is reunited with his father and relives the wonder and pain of his impoverished New England youth.

An old man lies dying. As time collapses into memory, he travels deep into his past where he is reunited with his father and relives the wonder and pain of his impoverished New England youth.

La ignorancia de Peña Nieto al no poder hablar por si mismo. Otros le tienen que anunciar lo que vaya a decir.

La ignorancia de Peña Nieto al no poder hablar por si mismo. Otros le tienen que anunciar lo que vaya a decir.

O, Where Are You Going W. H. Auden

O, Where Are You Going W. H. Auden

Mac Flecknoe John Dryden

Mac Flecknoe John Dryden

Fareed Zakaria's Harvard Commencement speech | http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/05/fareed-zakaria-harvard-commencement-speech

Fareed Zakaria's Harvard Commencement speech | http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/05/fareed-zakaria-harvard-commencement-speech

I'm a sucker for old Dorothy Daniels Gothic Mysteries

I'm a sucker for old Dorothy Daniels Gothic Mysteries

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