Nutmeg Book Club – October

Article Written by: Morgan Hines

On October 12, the OHS Nutmeg Book Club held their second meeting of the year. At this meeting, the club discussed the book More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. Which is about a boy from the Bronx, who wants to erase certain memories from his past, by a company called Leteo. Who specializes in this field. The book follows him and his journey, as he discovers himself and how he should live his life. The book was overall very riveting, and contained many unexpected events the reader never saw coming. The book was an excellent read. If you are interested in reading the book, you can pick it up a copy at the OHS LMC or at the Oxford Public Library.

The club also discussed their next read which is titled: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Which is a book about a sixteen-year-old boy named Simon. Simon is not comfortable about revealing that he is gay, and keeps it a secret. Though he keeps his sexuality a secret, he writes e-mails anonymously, to a boy named Blue. Who is also gay, and also goes to his school. Simon is perfectly happy with the way things are. That is until an e-mail from Blue gets discovered by a boy at his school. The boy’s name is Martin, and agrees to keep his secret as long as he helps him get closer to a girl at their school named Abby, who happens to be Simon’s best friend. If he doesn’t he risks getting his e-mails leaked to everyone at school.

The meeting to discuss this book will be on October 31, which is a Tuesday. It will be right after school at the LMC. If you are interested in coming, you can pick up a copy of this book at the LMC from Mr. Bilmes.

Nutmeg Book Club – September

Article written by: Morgan Hines:

On September 7, the Nutmeg Book Club held their first meeting of the new school year. Nutmeg Book Club, is a book club that meets monthly, on Thursdays,  at Oxford High School’s Library Media Center. But the special thing about it is that it’s connected to other schools in the state. The book club is actually apart of a program created by the people behind the Nutmeg Book Award. Which is an award that is given to books from different categories every year, and members of this book club can actually help chose the winner of the book in the High School Category.

Now you might be wondering how this is possible. Well, high schools from around the state are given a list of nominations for the Nutmeg award, that is made by a committee of students and adults. Throughout the year members read the books while holding monthly meetings to have discussions about the books that they have read, and at the end of the year, each school votes for one book each to be the winner of the award. Last year’s winner, was I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson.

This year, we have a total of 10 nominees, and the OHS Nutmeg Book Club is calling for your help to choose which book will be this year’s Nutmeg Award winner! Meetings are once a month, and each month we as a group will complete one book and then discuss it the following meeting.

This month’s book is called More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. This book is about a boy named Aaron who wants to change his life, by going through with a procedure by an institute called Leteo, that specializes in erasing memories. Come and join us as we go through an epic adventure of reading and discussion! Please join us, it’s never too late join and be apart of this amazing experience.