Fourth Grade Journey

A Fourth Grade Teacher's Journey Through the World of Books

Boys' Book Club (BBC)

I have been a part of the Boys' Book Club (BBC) since 2000.  It is a small book club of men that teach together at my school.  We range between four and five members.  We each take a turn to pick a book that we will read.  We meet about once a month (over beer and munchies at our favorite hang-out) and talk about the book.  We of course also talk about other stuff, like school gossip!  Yes, men teachers can gossip just as well as the female teachers! 

Here is a list of all the books we have read...

BBC/Boys' Book Club (February 2000 - Summer 2020)

Patchwork Planet
Tuesdays with Morrie
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Angela’s Ashes
Cold Sassy Tree (Summer 2000 - 5 Books this School Year)

Back Roads
Cold Mountain
We Were the Mulvaney’s
Poisonwood Bible
Left Behind
I Know This Much Is True
The Wanderer
Lesson Before Dying
Eddie’s Bastard (Summer 2001 - 9 Books this School Year)

In Harm’s Way
Home at the End of the World
The Corrections
The Invisible Man
Peace Like a River
Light of Falling Stars
Buffalo Soldier
The Haunting of L
Somewhere South of Here (Summer of 2002 - 9 Books this School Year)

Into Thin Air
Pergatory Ridge
Tell No One
Beach Music
The Painted House
The Arraignment
Green Grass Grace (Summer of 2003 - 7 Books this School Year)

The Clearing
Dive from Clausen’s Pier
Lies and the Liars Who Told Them
Miracle Life of Edger Mint
DaVinci Code
Five People You Meet in Heaven
Angels and Demons
Studio Sex (Summer of 2004 - 8 Books this School Year)

Coal Run
The Double
Skinny Dip
Devil in the White City
Kite Runner
Turtle Warrior
Life of Pi
MiddleSex (Summer of 2005 - 8 Books this School Year)

Shoot the Moon
Out of Season
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Known World
HoneyMoon by James Patterson
The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon
The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
The Shadow of the Wind (Summer 2006 - 9 Books this School Year)

One Mississippi by Mark Childress
Gods of Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
Thirteen Moons by Jonathon Fraizer
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Speak Softly She Can Hear
The Long Run
Sister Mine by Tawni O’Dell
Like Trees Walking
The Double Bind by Chris B (Summer 2007 - 9 Books this School Year)

A Thousand Splendid Suns by
Between Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Folliet
The Crazy School by
Three Cups of Tea
The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
Sorrows of an American
So Young, Brave, and Handsome  by Leif Enger
Bright, Shiny, Morning by James Frey (Summer 2008 - 10 Books this School Year)

Mudbound by Hilary Jordan
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
The Thirteenth Tale
Sweet Smoke
Gone for Good
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Catcher in the Rye (Summer 2009 - 8 Books this School Year)

The Lost Symbol
The Weight of  Silence
The Help
The Lacuna
The Dog Says How by Kevin Kling
The Summer We Fell Apart  
Murderer’s Daughter            
The Invisible Wall (Summer 2010 - 8 Books this School Year)

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Saving Max
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
The White Tiger                     
Skippy Dies                           
Five Smooth Stones
_______________ (Summer 2011 - 7 Books this School Year) - No Book Picked for Summer

Rich Boy
Three Weeks with my Brother
When She Woke
Ladies’ Dectective Agency #1
_______________ (Summer 2012 - 6 Books this School Year) - No Book Picked for Summer

Sharp by David Fitzpatrick (Memoir)
Midnight Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (True Crime)
We the Animals by Justin Torres (Fiction)
A Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (Fiction)
The Fault in our Stars by John Green (Young Adult Fiction)
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo (Fiction-Mystery)
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom (Historical Fiction)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Fiction)
_______________ (Summer 2013 - 8 Books this School Year) - No Book Picked for Summer 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (September 2013)
We are Water by Wally Lamb (October/November 2013) 
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (December 2013)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak  (January/February 2014)
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (March/April 2014)
Divergent by Veronica Roth (May 2014)

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles (September 2014)
Candy Girl by Diablo Cody (October 2014)
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (November 2014)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (December 2014)
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (January 2015)
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (February 2015)
One of Us by Tawni O'Dell (March/April 2015)
Fragile Beasts by Tawni O'Dell (May/Summer 2015)
The Bone Tree by Greg Iles (May/Summer 2015)

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (September/October 2015)
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (November 2015)
Delicious Foods by James Hannaham (December 2015)
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (January 2016)
The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson (February 2016)
Lusitania by Erik Larson (March/April 2016)

The Nix by Nathan Hill (September/October 2016)
I'll Take You There by Wally Lamb (October/November 2016)
The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian (December/January 2017)
The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan (February/March 2017)
Carry Me Home by Sandra Kring (March/April 2017)
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (April/May 2017)

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne (September 2017)
The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott (October/November 2017)
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (December 2017)
The Immoralists by Chloe Benjamin  (January 2018)
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (February 2018)
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (March 2018)
Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison (April/May 2018)

Origin by Dan Brown (September/October 2018)
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni (October/November 2018)
My Sister's Grave by Robert Dugoni (November/December 2018)
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (January/February 2019)
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (March 2019)
Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler (April 2019)
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell (April/May 2019)
Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick (May 2019)

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (September 2019)
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin (October 2019)
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger (November 2019)
The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes (December 2019)
Normal People by Sally Rooney (January 2020)
From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle (February 2020)
A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler (March 2020)
The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian (April/May 2020)
A Burning by Megha Majumdar (June 2020)

Anxious People by Fredric Backman (September 2020)
Gone One Night by Tara Laskowski (October/November 2020)

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