Cover to cover book group

Next week we’ll be having our monthly book group meeting. Up for discussion is Neal Shusterman’s The Schwa was here.
The Schwa was here by Neal Shusterman

A Brooklyn eighth-grader nicknamed Antsy befriends the Schwa, an “invisible-ish” boy who is tired of blending into his surroundings and going unnoticed by nearly everyone. This is the story of a boy so unremarkable, he just might disappear completely.

We’ll snack and talk about the book or whatever else strikes our fancy.

The Cover to Cover Book Group will meet

  • Tuesday, November 11
  • 5:30p.m.
  • Carrollton Public Library at Hebron & Josey

Books with bite

At our monthly Cover to Cover Book Group we’ll be discussing Books with Bite on creatures of the night. In other words, we’ll be talking about VAMPIRE and WEREWOLF books. Stop by, grab some snacks, and talk about books with others. The book group will meet on Tuesday, October 14 at 5:30pm at the Hebron and Josey library. I hope to see you there!

Can’t think of a thing to read or want to try something new? Check out the list below for reading suggestions.

The silver kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
Simon is a vampire and the only thing keeping him alive is his strong desire to avenge his mother’s death. Will he find his savior in Zoe, who is trying to deal with her mother’s illness?

Blue bloods by Melissa de la Crus

Blue bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
Select teenagers from some of New York City’s wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.

Vampire kisses by Ellen Schreiber
Raven — a vampire-crazed goth-girl — is an outcast. But not for long… Mysteriously strange new occupants have just moved in next door and Raven is determined to get to know her new neighbors. Could the rumors be true? Are they vampires? Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss is dying to uncover the truth.

Blood and chocolate by Annette Curtis-Klause
Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.

You suck by Christopher Moore
Being dead sucks. Make that being undead sucks. Literally. Just ask Thomas C. Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he’s ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody – the woman of his dreams – is a vampire. And surprise! Now he’s one, too.

Red rider’s hood by Neal Shusterman
After learning that there are werewolves in his city, a sixteen-year-old is even more surprised to discover the identities of the hunters who drove them out decades earlier, but he soon infiltrates the Wolves gang to help destroy them for good.

Red rider's hood by Neal Shusterman

Vampire high by Douglas Rees
When his family moves from California to New Sodom, Massachusetts and Cody enters Vlad Dracul Magnet School, many things seem strange, from the dark-haired, pale-skinned, supernaturally strong students to Charon, the wolf who guides him around campus on the first day.

The blooding by Patricia Windsor
While spending the summer working as an au pair girl for a couple in England, Maris discovers that the husband is a werewolf intent on blooding her and making her one too.

I left the most obvious book (you know which one I’m talking about) off the list but, if we forgot a favorite of yours, please let us know! Leave a comment!

Let’s talk books

We’ll soon be having our first meeting of the Cover to Cover Book Group–our very own teen book club!

We’ll be discussing Scott Westerfeld‘s Uglies (I loved this book!).

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

In Tally’s world, all sixteen year olds undergo surgery to transform them from “uglies” to “pretties”. Tally can’t wait to be pretty until she meets a group of people who teach her that there may be more to becoming pretty than it seems.

Come ready to eat pizza and talk about the book. If you don’t want to come without something to talk about, Scott Westerfeld has some great discussion questions on his blog. Don’t use up all the questions, though. I might need some myself!

Don’t forget, the Cover to Cover book group meets

  • Tuesday, September 9
  • 5:30-6:30pm
  • Carrollton Public Library at Hebron and Josey meeting room 1

Hope to see you there!