High School Thursday Night Book Club

  • Book Your Thursdays with us!
    Beginning NOW and running through the summer!
    Read all of the selections or pick and choose!

    Access Directions

    All titles are available for free through either Sora or Junior Library Guild (JLG). Follow the directions to download the apps for access. 

    Sora Sora Initial Set-up Directions:

    1. Log in to the portal or download the app (or both!)
    2. In the portal find Sora by Overdrive under Applications tab
    3. Click "find my school"
    4. Click "my school isn't listed"
    5. Search for school by name, zip code, etc.
    6. Click "this is my school"
    7. Sign in using Judson portal credentials (active directory)

    Junior Library Guild (JLG) Initial Set-up Directions:

    1.  Junior Library Guild (JLG) Simply download the JLG Digital app from the App Store.
    2. Sign in using the login info for the school-level book stream of your choice.
      • High School
      • Username: JLGHI
      • Password: JLGFREE
    3. When a window pops up prompting Personal Account Sign In—do not fill that out. Just click OK to access the books and start reading! NOTE: You will only have to do this once. After the first time, your device will automatically log in for you.
    4. Tap on a title to open the book. Doing this will also download the title for offline reading, so you will still be able to read the book through the app when not connected to the internet.
    5. Simply swipe left and right on your screen to navigate through the book. You can also click on the Settings gear in the top right corner of the screen and change to “Continuous” to scroll up and down through the book.

    Book List

     Monday’s Not Coming  Monday’s Not Coming
    Available through Sora as part of the SYNC  Summer Program. 

    Must be downloaded April 30th - May 6th

    Summary provided by Barnes and Noble:
    Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable—more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried.

    When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Not after last year’s rumors and not with her grades on the line. Now Claudia needs her best—and only—friend more than ever. But Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help.

    As Claudia digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw Monday. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone?

     Castle of Lies

    Castle of Lies 
    Available through JLG as an Ebook. 

    Summary provided by Barnes and Noble:
    Thelia isn't in line to inherit the crown, but she's been raised to take power however she can. She's been friends with Princess Corene her whole life, and she's scheming to marry Bayled, the heir to the throne. But her plans must change when an army of elves invades the kingdom. Thelia, her cousin Parsival, and Corene become trapped in the castle. An elf warrior, Sapphire, may be Thelia's only hope of escape, but Sapphire has plans of their own. Meanwhile, an ancient magic is awakening within the castle, with the power to destroy the whole kingdom. Can Thelia find a way to protect her future--and her life?


    Available through Sora as part of the SYNC Audiobook Summer Promotion as an Audiobook. 
    Must be downloaded May 21st - May 27th

    Summary provided by Barnes and Noble:
    You've never read Francisco X. Stork like this! A missing girl, a determined reporter, and a young man on the brink combine for a powerful story of choices, suspense, and survival.

    Four Months Ago - Sara Zapata's best friend disappeared, kidnapped by the web of criminals who terrorize Juárez.

    Four Hours Ago - Sara received a death threat -- and with it, a clue to the place where her friend is locked away.

    Four Weeks Ago - Emiliano Zapata fell in love with Perla Rubi, who will never be his so long as he's poor.

    Four Minutes Ago - Emiliano got the chance to make more money than he ever dreamed -- just by joining the web.

    In the next four days, Sara and Emiliano will each face impossible choices, between life and justice, friends and family, truth and love. But when the criminals come after Sara, only one path remains for both siblings: the way across the desert to the United States.

    On the Edge of Gone

    On the Edge of Gone
    Available through Sora as part of the Sweet Reads Summer Program as an  Ebook.  

    Summary provided by Barnes and Noble:
    January 29, 2035. That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one. Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter outside their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s drug-addicted mother is going, they’ll never reach the shelter in time. A last-minute meeting leads them to something better than a temporary shelter—a generation ship, scheduled to leave Earth behind to colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But everyone on the ship has been chosen because of their usefulness. Denise is autistic and fears that she’ll never be allowed to stay. Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight? What about her mother and sister? When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?

    Ms. Marvel

    Ms. Marvel
    Available through Sora as a part of the Sweet Reads Summer Program as an Ebook..

    Summary from Barnes and Noble:
    Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either. But she's comin' for you, New York!

    See No Color

    See No Color
    Available through Sora as part of the Sweet Reads Summer Program as an Ebook.

    Summary by Barnes and Noble:
    For as long as she can remember, sixteen-year-old Alex Kirtridge has known two things about herself: She's a stellar baseball player. She's adopted.

    Alex has had a comfortable childhood in Madison, Wisconsin. Despite some teasing, being a biracial girl in a wealthy white family hasn't been that big a deal. What mattered was that she was a star on the diamond, where her father, a former Major Leaguer, coached her hard and counted on her to make him proud. But now, things are changing: she meets Reggie, the first black guy who's wanted to get to know her; she discovers the letters from her biological father that her adoptive parents have kept from her; and her changing body starts to affect her game. Suddenly, Alex begins to question who she really is. She's always dreamed of playing pro baseball just like her father, but can she really do it? Does she truly fit in with her white family? Who were her biological parents? What does it mean to be black? If she's going to find answers, Alex has to come to terms with her adoption, her race, and the dreams she thought would always guide her.