Haiku Reviews - Our Reading Clubs Get Creative!

This week members of our two new reading clubs got creative at the library!  Readers wrote fun haiku reviews in order to book talk their selection for this month.  Unlike traditional book clubs, there are no assigned books.  Readers choose any book they'd like for that month and share their reading experience with the rest of the group - what they loved, what they didn't like, what they'd change, etc.  Shy?  No worries!  Prompts are provided each month to get the conversation flowing.  Bookin' It Up is our teen reading group for ages 13 & up and meets at the library on the fourth Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. during the summer.  Books N' Brew is the adult variation and meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Downhill Coffee (3 Harris Street in Ripon).

Do you have a haiku review that you'd like to share? Email submissions to canovan@riponlibrary.org for review.

Click on the title above to read our haiku reviews!

Check out what we've been reading:

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Bookin’ It Up: Teen Reading Group - Haiku Reviews

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

A brave, Jewish girl,
hiding from the Holocaust,
writing her secrets.

The rough times of world
war two brings seven people
closer together. 

Taken away to
a concentration camp.  The
                                           story of Anne Frank.


Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm, Willhelm Grimm

The Brothers’ Grimm Tales:
Original and frightening;
Eighteen hundreds era.




The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Twins separated.
An adventure of two worlds;
Knowledge and magic.




Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman

Eon. Eona?
Dragoneye, defender of
Imperial throne.

Swordplay and dragon
magic. A hero with a
desperate secret.


The Maze Runner by James Dashner

No Recollection.
Mysterious arrival
Into the vast Glade:

Teen society
Trapped inside colossal maze.
Everything’s changing.



Books N’ Brew: Adult Reading Group – Haiku Reviews

Nappily Ever After by Trisha R. Thomas

Now she wants a change
Change your hairdo, change your life
It gets better then.




The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

Sex, drugs, poverty.
Different than Harry P.
In Pagford, England.




The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

Family deceit
The children left on their own
overcome hardship.




Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth

Midwifery in
nineteen fifties post-war life.
London East End slums.

Raw, emotional
vignettes featuring childbirth
and community.


Readicide by Kelly Gallagher

Assign. Read. Repeat.
Where’s the fun in that?  Why read?
Change is needed now.




Secret History Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Characters galore.
Story is also good too!
Now, read it or die!




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