Book Club enters a new era


Macy Moore

One of the book club presidents, Anthea Goh, presenting the program’s newest flyer. She is one of three presidents–all of whom are working to improve the club bit by bit in the coming year.

The Wilsonville High School Book Club was founded in 2020 amidst the pandemic. As a result, the club has experienced quite a few developmental challenges over the years. 

Yet, they are still excited for the 2022-2023 school year ahead. Club fair was a success for the book club this year, and plenty of new faces showed up at their first discussion meeting, which was held in September. 

The club does not plan to do everything the same this year as they have in the past. Now, the genres of each month will be preplanned, and hopefully the club will be more involved with decision making than ever before. 

Having kicked off the start of the year with their first book, “What Moves the Dead” by T. Kingfisher, they are moving through the year with a new book every month. This month, the choice novel for the club is “Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo. 

Each month, there will be a different “theme,” which can be viewed on the Google Classroom. This will dictate the type of book read each month. The club staff will be updating the themes throughout the year, and hopefully allowing club members to plan ahead. 

Anthea Goh, one of the club presidents, is passionate about continuing to bring the community together in the new year. “We are hoping to continue to encourage students to pick up reading as a hobby and also to encourage students who already love to read to explore new genres and expand their range of books outside their comfort zone.”

Book club is changing it up, and hoping to alter the structure in a way that appeals to new members in order to maintain engagement and improve the reach of the club. 

Members are sharing the excitement for the year to come, and are recommending a new structure for the club as well. From book genres to meeting events, there is a lot subject to change in the upcoming club events. 

Mariam Moussa is excited to be a part of the community of the club this year, but has few ideas on what she would like to see. “I would probably change when we are deciding on a book, going into more detail on the summaries of the book and all its genres, rather than just one.”

Taking everything into consideration, Book Club is looking to create a better and bigger community than ever before. In its third active year, the club is revamping their social media, merchandise, funding, and even meeting structure.

Further information can be found on Instagram @wvhs_bookclub, or by emailing any of the presidents or the advisor: Mr. Fitzgerald.