Chatterbox: Blab About Books

CB Book Club <3 (Take 2!)
#ReviveBAB!  ...


Way back in April or so I made a CB book club! It was actually pretty successful, and we all chose a book to start reading. Unfortunetely, I sort of had a low key breakdown around that time and despawned from the CB for three months. Whoops. Anyway, Lumi reminded me of the idea so I thought I'd start it up again as part of the #ReviveBAB movement! 

The concept is kind of like school book clubs, except the books will be chosen by us (I'm looking at you, Catcher in the Rye sitting on my desk). First, we can vote on a book (suggest down below!). Then, we can all get the book to read. I know a lot of libraries are closed, so I would recommend Overdrive/Sora/Libby or Kindle if you have it. Next, we'll decide on how much we want to read each week. On a certain day, we can get together to discuss what happened! 

Because I'm kind of inconsistent, If anyone wants to help me lead that would be awesome!

I also want to implement a new idea that's different from last time. I'm thinking that every week we could have a discussion leader that creates discussion questions we could answer!

Here's the sign up if you're interested!


Favorite genres: 

Book suggestions:

Would you be interested in being a discussion leader?:  

<3 Fidelity 

submitted by Fidelity
(October 16, 2020 - 10:58 pm)

oh my gosh! I was thinking the other day how I wanted this to be revived, it was such a good idea! I would love to help lead <3 

Name: Majestic Mary

Favorite genres: fantasy, mystery, realistic fiction, drama (ish), really anything that isn't overly scary or adult.

Book suggestions:  I'll get back to you on this one. I have a lot...

Would you be interested in being a discussion leader?: Yes! Yes, definitely yes.

So are we going to read a specific amount of chapters each week, and then discuss at the end of the week? Or do we read the whole book at once? Either way, it will be awesome. Talk to you guys sooooon!

submitted by Majestic Mary, age 1 eternity, Majestopia
(October 17, 2020 - 7:46 am)
submitted by DoodleTOP!
(October 17, 2020 - 2:43 pm)

Thank you, Mary! I really liked the idea too! I could definitely use your help because I'm super bad at managing long term projects on the CB. Thank you so much for volunteering to help! <3 

<3 Fidelity 

submitted by Fidelity
(October 17, 2020 - 9:35 pm)
Name: PygmyOwl

Favorite genres: Fantasy, realistic fiction, mysteries, sci-fi sometimes, dystopian if it's good, oh, mythology is great, and fairy tale retellings are the best things ever.

Book suggestions: I have so many. Um. The Mysterious Benedict Society. Always. The Book Thief. Best. Book. Ever. The Princess Bride. The Penderwicks. Counting by 7s. And I'll stop here.

Would you be interested in being a discussion leader?:  Probably. What would that consist of, precisely?
submitted by PygmyOwl
(October 17, 2020 - 3:14 pm)

All the books you suggested are REALLY good. I love The Penderwicks so much!!  

To answer Mary and Pygmy's questions: I think we'll read a couple chapters per week (depending on the book) and come together on one day to discuss and set the reading for the next week. Discussion leaders would create some discussion questions and initiate the conversation on the discussion day. 

<3 Fidelity 

submitted by Fidelity
(October 17, 2020 - 9:39 pm)

Okay. I would probably be up for doing that!

submitted by PygmyOwl
(October 18, 2020 - 2:36 pm)

Name: Strawberri 

Favorite genres: fantasy and dystopian, really anything engaging and clean

Book suggestions: the lotr(but it's so long) the hobbit(it's the next best thing) the giver

I would definitly like to be a dicussion leader.


I still have the book at my house from last time. I kinda haven't been to my library in a year. 


submitted by strawberri, age 13 winters, earth
(October 18, 2020 - 4:08 pm)

This is a great idea!! I need to participate in more BaB stuff. XD

Name: Quill

Favorite genres: Fantasy and realistic fiction!

Book suggestions: Hmm, Septimus Heap, Fablehaven, The Fire Within, and Doll Bones (it's shorter and a younger age level but I really like it, it's kinda creepy)

Would you be interested in being a discussion leader?: Sure!

submitted by Quill
(October 18, 2020 - 5:47 pm)

Name: PandaGirl

Favorite genres: Historical fiction, fiction

Book suggestions: The Candy makers, The Seeds of America Trilogy, The House of Sixty Fathers, Seven Daughters and Seven Sons, The Explorer

Would you be interested in being a discussion leader?: Yes, totally. 

submitted by PandaGirl, age 11, New England
(October 18, 2020 - 7:32 pm)

Name: Bakerloo

Favorite genres: Mystery, non-fiction, biography

Book suggestions: The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, Tuck Everlasting, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Murder is Bad Manners, Tuesdays at the Castle, My Family and Other Animals

Would you be interested in being a discussion leader?:  Maybe, depends on the book really. 

submitted by BakerBOO!, age 16, haunting
(October 19, 2020 - 8:17 am)

Oh yayyyyy I loved this idea! 



Favorite genres: 

Fantasy, realistic fiction, sometimes historical fiction

Book suggestions:

I can't think of anything off the top of my head, so I'll second some of the things other people have said. The Book Thief. (the actual best book on earth) Counting by 7s. (also amazing) Magyk (first book in the Septimus Heap series) 

But I'd also happily read a book anyone suggested that I haven't read! :) 

Would you be interested in being a discussion leader?:   

Probably not? But if you need them I will :D 

submitted by Starchaser, age 12, Pyrrhia, (she/her)
(October 19, 2020 - 9:16 am)

Name: Kitty Cat

Favorite genres: Fantasy, fiction, and graphic novels

Book suggestions: Smile, Sisters, Drama, Ghosts, Guts, Homeroom diaries, Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Jacky Ha-Ha, All summer long and the second book All togther now.

Would you be interested in being a discussion leader?:  YES!

Thank you! 

submitted by Kitty Cat, age teen, Gotham City
(October 19, 2020 - 10:37 am)

Yay books!

Name: Lupine

Favorite genres:  Fantasy, realistic fiction

Book suggestions: Hmm, let's try to choose one I haven't read. Well Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk is sitting on my desk glaring at me so I'll suggest that! Lauren Wolk has written some other good books, Beyond the Bright Sea and Wolf Hollow.

Would you be interested in being a discussion leader?:  Sure :)

submitted by Lupine, Platform 9 and 3/4
(October 19, 2020 - 12:23 pm)

YES! Thanks for reviving this :)

Name: Luminescence

Favorite genres: Fantasy fiction, realistic fiction, mystery, fiction in general, everything

Book suggestions: And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J.K. Rowling), Keeper of the Lost Cities (Shannon Messenger), Out of My Mind (Sharon M. Draper), Refugee (Alan Gratz), The War That Saved My Life (Kimberly Brubaker Bradley), Wonder (R.J. Palacio)

Would you be interested in being a discussion leader?:  Sure! 

submitted by Luminescence, age 12, Atlantis
(October 19, 2020 - 4:13 pm)

More book suggestions:

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Grace Lin), The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl (Stacy McAnulty), The Candymakers (Wendy Mass), Everything Sad Is Untrue (Daniel Nayeri), The Silver Arrow (Lev Grossman), The Giver Quartet (Lois Lowry), A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'engle), The Penderwicks (Jeanne Birdsall), The Wishing Spell (Land of Stories, Book #1) (Chris Colfer), Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus (Dusti Bowlings)

submitted by Luminescence, age 12, Atlantis
(October 19, 2020 - 9:22 pm)