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The Book Is Always Better Book Club

If you...

  • like to read
  • like movies
  • are a current LCC student or employee
  • want to meet new people and maybe even improve your grades

Then join the Library's The Book is Always Better book club!

Participation is limited to 15 individuals per title and registration is required. Sign up to read as many books as you would like. Participation is free and all participants will receive a free copy of the book.

Fall 2013 Book Selections

September

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Book Discussion Session
Wednesday, September 25
12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Room 224 TLC (inside the Library)
Session Full

The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s (Publisher Summary).

Motion picture adaptation

The Great Gatsby (2013) directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan is available for 48 hour checkout in the Library.

October

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Book Discussion Session
Thursday, October 31
12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Room 224 TLC (inside the Library)

REGISTER

Despite the fact that she has fallen in love with a young man, Tita, the youngest of three daughters born to a tyrannical rancher must obey tradition and remain single and at home to care for her mother (Publisher Summary).

Motion picture adaptation

Like Water for Chocolate (1992) directed by Alfonso Arau is available for 48 hour checkout in the Library.

November

Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

Book Discussion Session
Tuesday, November 19
12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Room 224 TLC (inside the Library)

REGISTER

Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War (Publisher Summary).

Motion picture adaptation

Last of the Mohicans (1992) starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe will be available for 48 hour checkout in the Library.


How To Participate

Step 1: Sign Up For A Discussion Session & Get Your Free Book

Register for the discussion session of each book you want to read. Attendance at discussion sessions is required for participation. You will be notified by email when your free book is available.

Step 2: Read the Book & Watch the Movie

All book club movies are available on 48 hour reserve at the Checkout Desk.

Step 3: Attend the Discussion Session

Meet new people, discuss the themes and characters of the selected book and decide if the book is in fact, better. Feel free to bring your lunch. Cookies and water will be provided.

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Have Questions?

Victoria Meadows
Library Communications Manager
meadowv@lcc.edu
517.483.1648
Mail Code: 1510


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