Book Club

Book Club with Ariel Lantz,

Fulbright ETA

Time: Every Thursday at 2pm in the English Department, Room 35. 

·      Encourage students to read for pleasure in their free time.
·      Expose them to a variety of English language literature.
·      Provide a time and space for students to respond to what they read, share opinions, and   discuss ideas.
·      Strengthen the link between reading good literature and producing good writing.


The book club will meet once a week for one hour. A book from Project Gutenberg will be selected so that all the students can have access to it online. Each week a section of the book will be assigned. When the participants come together, Ms Lantz will direct a discussion about the reading. Each week will focus on a different literary aspect as it becomes relevant (e.g. : characterization, plot, or structure).
When the  book is finished, the students will be asked to write a book review, using the content of 
discussions and their own opinions. Ms Lantz will guide them through this process and their final reviews will be posted to a website for other students to read. 
In our first meeting, students will rank their top choice from the following three options. I will pick the book that received the most student votes.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain