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The Better Together Online Book Club!

We are a library sponsored, district wide, online, common-reading book club for the STLCC community.  Each semester we will feature two books that share a related theme, but present a difference in genre or perspective.  Each book will have its own LibGuide that will feature interesting links, articles, videos, etc...as well as its own discussion board.  We encourage you to respectfully engage with each other on these boards and connect through the power of a good book. Most of all, we hope you have fun!

A Walk in the Woods: Links to the book's discussion guide and the catalog to request your copy of the book

Past Reads and Their Guides

*Hatching Twitter - Fall 2017

Click on the book cover to see this book's Libguide.

The Circle - Fall 2017

Click on the book cover to see this book's Libguide.

March: Book One - Spring 2018

Click on the book cover to see this book's Libguide.

The Handmaid's Tale - Spring 2018

Click on the book cover to see this book's Libguide.

The Summer 2018 Selections

 

 

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE 

        

 

To request a copy, click the book cover above

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

By Bill Bryson:

The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparkling lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

 

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

By Cheryl Strayed:

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone.

Do I Have to Read Both Books?

Of course not!  This is a club about the pleasure of reading.  Only read the title that interests you (or both if you're a book nerd like us).  Not feeling either book?  Bookmark this page because next semester we'll announce two new books!

Contact the Better Together Team!

Have a question or concern?  Please email the Better Together Team and we'll respond as soon as we can!

Stacey Lampman, Chair (slampman@stlcc.edu)

Susan Albert (salbert10@stlcc.edu)

Joni Hynes (jhynes7@stlcc.edu)

If you have a library question, click here for the Ask a Librarian options!

Wild: Links to the book's discussion guide and the catalog to request your copy of the book

Tell Us About Your Reading Habits

How Often Do You Read For Pleasure?
1 book a year: 4 votes (11.11%)
1 book a month: 17 votes (47.22%)
1 book a week: 15 votes (41.67%)
Not at all: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 36
What is Your Favorite Genre?
Fiction: 22 votes (53.66%)
Non-Fiction: 6 votes (14.63%)
Sci-Fi/Fantasy: 3 votes (7.32%)
Biography/Autobiography: 4 votes (9.76%)
Historical Fiction: 1 votes (2.44%)
Graphic Novel/Comics/Manga: 3 votes (7.32%)
Young Adult/Children's: 2 votes (4.88%)
Total Votes: 41

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000