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September 5, 2019 2:41 PM   Subscribe

I'm struggling to come up with a catchy name for a book club! I'm a middle school librarian and I am starting a quarterly book club at my middle school where we will be picking books that have been made into movies. We'll read the book, then discuss, make some sort of themed craft or project, then watch the movie while eating themed snacks. This is very last minute as I need to turn in my club request form tomorrow. Thanks hive-mind!
posted by firei to Education (31 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Better than the Movie Book Club
posted by ilovewinter at 3:10 PM on September 5 [2 favorites]

Book Watchers
posted by terilou at 3:12 PM on September 5 [5 favorites]

posted by nkknkk at 3:19 PM on September 5

Tween scene book club
posted by saucysault at 3:22 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]

from Page to Screen
posted by Calvin and the Duplicators at 3:25 PM on September 5 [3 favorites]

The (Your School) Book Re-View
posted by eponym at 3:34 PM on September 5

BookFlicks / BookFlix
posted by bookmammal at 3:46 PM on September 5 [14 favorites]

posted by forbiddencabinet at 3:48 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]

Page Views
posted by argonauta at 3:48 PM on September 5 [8 favorites]

Read 'em and Peep.
posted by jamjam at 3:49 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]

I liked the book better
posted by St. Peepsburg at 3:55 PM on September 5

The Epic Readers Club
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:00 PM on September 5

Hollyword Book Club
posted by to recite so charmingly at 4:13 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]

I was trying to think of a punny way to say "the book was better" but after argonauta's "Page Views" I'm in love and will just waste my comment voting for that one!
posted by traveler_ at 4:17 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]

Screenwriters' Book Club.
posted by TrishaU at 4:41 PM on September 5

Book Lookers
posted by jquinby at 5:08 PM on September 5

Pages and Popcorn
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 5:15 PM on September 5 [6 favorites]

The first novel ever adapted for film was called Trilby by George du Maurier (1895). It featured the evil magician Svengali. I would call the club The Trilbies and explain its meaning the first day as a bit of cool insider lore. (A trilby is also a kind of hat, which could come in handy.)
posted by nantucket at 5:25 PM on September 5

Reading Credits
posted by howfar at 5:34 PM on September 5 [1 favorite]

Super Subtext

Dog Ears

Serif You Know What I Mean

Page Turner

Read Dog Ears

Spines of Glory

Thank You Trees

Read First Talk Second
posted by amtho at 5:54 PM on September 5

Screen Printing (or Screen Printers' Society, etc.)
Rhymes with Silver Screen
Tome Raiders
Front Row Readers
Flicks and Leaves
Paper View
posted by miles per flower at 5:58 PM on September 5 [2 favorites]

Lego mei Video
posted by jamjam at 6:02 PM on September 5

Reel Books
Shelves and Screens
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis at 6:19 PM on September 5 [3 favorites]

Book Rights! Camera! Action!
posted by howfar at 6:32 PM on September 5

posted by itsamermaid at 7:00 PM on September 5 [3 favorites]

Reading the Movie
posted by Constance Mirabella at 7:06 PM on September 5

Box Office Book Club
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:05 PM on September 5 [9 favorites]

The Books Office
Picture Book Club
Look Book Club
Read Between the Scenes
Reader Features
Read for the Stars
Spines & Lines
Print Screen
Reads & Reels
A Thousand Words
A Word to the Eyes
Beyond Words
Famous Cast Words
A Club of View Words
Golden Pages of Cinema
Club Hollyword
posted by eyeball at 8:18 PM on September 5 [3 favorites]

Read Flicks n’ Chill (probably doesn’t make it past the middle school appropriate filter but too bad)
posted by deludingmyself at 9:32 PM on September 5

bookmammal's suggestion of BookFlix is not going to be beaten for your audience. It's perfect.

I do want to underline that you should use flix instead of the alternate flicks suggestion, as your kids are not going to know that flicks means movies -- I don't think anyone has gone to the flicks for more than 20 years.
posted by DarlingBri at 8:10 AM on September 6

Thank you all for your suggestions! Some of them are killing me - so clever, but also my kids won't have a clue. (I would die to use Tome Raiders. It's amazing!)

I shared all of your suggestions with my co-sponsor and we submitted five name options to our assistant principal. If he approves the club, then we'll narrow it down.

Thanks again!
posted by firei at 7:18 AM on September 8 [1 favorite]

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