JANUARY 2014

January Membership Card
Happy New Year book reviewers! I’d like to introduce you all to our January Book Club of the Month all the way from California – Teen Book Club (TBC). Teen Book Club is at the Belvedere-Tiburon Public Library and headed by librarian Rebecca Jung. Teen Book Club has been around for five years and is open to teens in grades 8-12. You can find the teens once a month on a Saturday in the library’s community room discussing, reading, having laughs, enjoying pizza and a movie afterwards.

So what’s so great about the TBC?! Well, for one, they are able to provide free books for the members. Popular Young Adult fiction is the primary favorite among the readers, including series and stand-alone novels. Dystopian and science-fiction are the most in-demand. Ms Jung has also seen an increase in requests for historical and realistic fiction. Both the teens and Mrs. Jung recommend book titles, then the final candidates are chosen, book trailers are shown, members vote, and the majority rules. Whenever the new installment of an ongoing series is available, it is usually selected. They are currently reading Champion, the most recent book of Marie Lu’s Legend Series. They happen to be huge fans of her, to which B4R must also confess. Some other books they’ve read are Hunger Games, the Divergent series, the Tiger Saga, all the Lorien Legacies titles, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

TBC isn’t only about reading books. They bring books to life. This is done by hosting some fun activities like Hunger Games parties, a Titanic party to honor the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, a Zombie party, and host online author visits.

Sometimes TBC will have contests, trivia games, scavenger hunts, raffles, or other activities in the library and winners are awarded free books or other prizes.

Wish you were a TBC member now? Well you can come close to being one. They have personally recommended reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy with a diverse group of friends and family and discussing it with them. You can even read an article from the Fall Survival Guide in the Ark Newspaper in which Teen Book Club was featured! Until next time!

P.S. If you would like to nominate any book clubs, feel free to email their contact information to bookedforreview@gmail.com

Teen Book Club Article