Reading Clubs

Library and Media Center--Reading Clubs

Literary Merit Club (LMC) is an individualized reading option.  LMC is open to all Holy Angels students, grades 9-12.  It is easy to participate: 

  1. Read a book of your choice.
  2. Pick up a Book Summary Card from the circulation desk in the library.
  3. Make a 15 minute appointment with a staff member who's read the same book.
  4. Discuss the book and return the completed Book Summary Card, with signatures, to Mrs. Elling in the LaRock Library.

Participants will receive a LMC notation on their transcript, and awards on Celebration Day.  Questions? Please talk to Mrs. Elling.

The Academy of Holy Angels will present these awards to students on Celebration Day.

  • Gold Award Students have completed 20 books. 
  • Silver Award Students have completed 15 books.
  • Bronze Award Students have completed 10 books.
  • Honorable Mention Students have completed 5 books.

Brownies and Books is a group book club.  Book of the Month club discussions are open to all students and staff.  We typically read 3-5 selections per school year, meet in the LaRock Room during 5th period lunches, and provide milk and brownies at our meetings.  Each year one Minnesota author is featured and joins us for one of our discussions.  Twenty-five copies of each book are given to participating students so they can begin to create their own personal libraries.  Book titles are selected by Mrs. Elling with student input.

Some selections have included:

Absolutely True Diary of the Part-Time Indian, The  by Sherman Alexie

Art of Racing in the Rain, The  by Garth Stein

Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston

Boy in Striped Pajamas, The  by John Boyne

City of Thieves by David Benioff

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The  by Mark Haddon

DaVinci Code, The  by Dan Brown

Godless by Pete Hautman

Growing An Inch by Stanley Gordon West

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Haunted Ground by Erin Hart

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

How to Steal a Car by Pete Hautman

Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger

Kite Runner, The  by Khaled Hosseini

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Riding the Bus with My Sister  by Rachel Simon

Road, The  by Cormac McCarthy

Room by Emma Donoghue

Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye

Things Change by Patrick Jones

Thirteenth Tale, The  by Diane Setterfield

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Watchmen, The  by Alan Moore

Weatherman, The  by Steve Thayer

Where No Gods Came by Sheila O'Connor

Wicked by Gregory Maguire


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