• By Jacquelyn White
  • Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2020

#EPICReads Virtual Book Club

#EPICREADS is about letting teens read what they want and share with other teens and me. We meet once a month and talk about our #CURRENTLYREADING virtually. What could be better?

How about no predetermined book list? Yep, you can read whatever you like. I just ask that you come prepared to talk about a book. Each month I've designated a theme, and you can pick a book that falls within that theme or skip that month's theme and pick something yourself. This book club is designed to challenge us to read outside our regular reading habits. So I hope you'll join in and find a new fave. For those interested in reading along with me, I'm including my monthly picks.

We'll be meeting virtually using Zoom. You will be emailed a link and password to attend the Zoom meeting after you register. If you do not have a webcam or microphone, you may still attend.


This Month


  • Theme: Romance
  • Meeting: Feb. 15 at 4 p.m.

More than just a pretty face by Syed M. Masood

It's February and love is love. Everyone deserves a little romance in their life. This month’s pick is about nineteen-year-old Danyal Jilani, who is chosen for a prestigious academic contest, he hopes to impress a potential arranged marriage match, only to begin falling for the girl helping him study instead.

Other books to consider:

Next Month


  • Theme: Foreign Lands
  • Meeting: March 15 at 4 p.m.

The Light At The Bottom Of The World by London Shah

Arm chair traveling is the new rage. We are heading to different borders this month. No passport needed. This month pick a book that takes place in a foreign county. My pick has me enduring a subterranean existence beneath the ruins of a submerged London at the end of the 21st century, where a teen joins a prestigious submersible race in the hope of clearing her father’s name before unexpected corruption exposes devastating truths.

Other books to consider:

Sneak Peek

Can you guess the upcoming themes based on the book?