Upper School Book Club


The Upper School Book Club meets during lunch on Wednesdays in Gummere  Library. All students in grades 9-12 are welcome to join in at any time. Students who attend regulary and read the book choices are able to satisfy credit for a 40 hour activity. The students, with input from Ms. Bender, Librarian, choose what the group will read and also share other books they've read on their own. The students also host special events in the library and have even planned an assembly in celebration of Banned Books Week. Book club members belong to a special Penn Charter Upper School group on the Goodreads.com social networking site.

What we're reading now:

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

What we've read this year:

  • The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • I am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings by Ron Burgundy
  • Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice Book #1) by John A. Flanagan
  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carree
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence


Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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