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 firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
Click on the title above to read our haiku reviews!
Check out what we've been reading:
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
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
An adventure of two worlds;
Knowledge and magic.
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
Dragoneye, defender of
Swordplay and dragon
magic. A hero with a
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Into the vast Glade:
Trapped inside colossal maze.
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
The children left on their own
Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
nineteen fifties post-war life.
London East End slums.
vignettes featuring childbirth
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
Story is also good too!
Now, read it or die!