What is the English Reading Circle?
The English Reading Circle is an Online Book Club open to all Intermediate-level English language learners or anyone who enjoys reading in English. We read books together so you can improve your English confidence and express yourself more accurately and effectively.
When does it start?
The English Reading Circle starts the first week of every month. Meetings will be held on Skype because it allows videoconferencing for up to many people with no time limits on sessions.
During our weekly meetings, we will take turns reading aloud. We may pause at various points to dissect the language, to question the story and the characters. You will get plenty of reading, speaking, and listening practice.
What if I cannot participate in a meeting?
Most of the discussion will take place online during our sessions. You will miss out on an excellent opportunity to talk about any passage of the book you didn’t understand, review any unknown vocabulary or ask questions.
An online asynchronous platform will be used to quickly remind attendees of session times and dates. You will share comprehension questions or questions, transmit additional materials about authors, guides, links to videos, or other resources.
What kind of books will be read?
Our participants recommend books in these genres: fiction, non-fiction, classical literature, business, and psychology. Then we vote. By January 2021, we will have created a reading schedule for the year.
How much does it cost?
Participation is free, but you will need to purchase each book selection on your own.
This English Reading Circle is a fantastic way to practice speaking and reading and provides a welcome break from a crazy year.
Here are the books we’re reading this month.
Christmas Book Selection
The Castle of Tangled Magic
Magic awaits, all you have to do is believe...
When thirteen-year-old Olia, steps through a magical doorway, she discovers another land. A land tangled by magic, where hope is lost, and a scheming wizard holds all the power.
Soon Olia learns that she is destined to save this land, but with time running out and her new friends and family in danger, she must search for the magic within herself - to save everything and everyone she loves. The new fairy tale from Sophie Anderson, illustrated by Saara Söderlund.
Christmas Book Selection
Anisha, Accidental Detective
Anisha is all set to be a (reluctant) bridesmaid at Aunty Bindi’s wedding...until a secret ransom note arrives. Bindi’s groom has been kidnapped and will only be released IF THE WEDDING IS CALLED OFF! With best friend Milo, mischievous Granny Jas, a runaway lobster, a kitten-loving giant, and some super skills of logic and observation, it’s up to Anisha Mistry to find her uncle, before the big family wedding of the year becomes a big disaster.