Speed Book-Dating 2018 Titles

Here’s the complete list of books recommended at this year’s event.  If we don’t already have a copy in the Library, we will soon.  Come check them out!

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Find a new book to love! February 14th

Are you a wiz at finding books new readers to love them?  Or maybe you’re looking for a new book to love?

Sign-up for “Speed Book-Dating” to find a new book to capture your heart.  Forms will be available in the Library and from your English teacher.  Forms are due to the library by Thursday, February 8th.

We’ll find new books to love Wednesday, February 14th at lunch.

North’s twelfth annual Speed Book-Dating event takes place Wednesday, February 14th at lunch in the library. If you’ve never been to the event before, here’s how it works:

  1. Come down to the library right at the bell with your lunch.
  2. Place all bags and coats on tables and find the seat labelled with your name.  (If you’ve asked us to provide your book and we have a copy, it will be on your chair.)
  3. Eat your lunch while waiting for everyone else to arrive.
  4. When we begin, you’ll be paired with one other person who also has a book to share.  Introduce them to your book.  You can say what the book is about, why you think they’ll love it, and and/or what you loved about it.
  5. Next your partner will tell you about their book to love.  Remember (or make a note) of the book’s title if it sounds like a story you might want to spend some time with.
  6. Rotate and and do it all again with your new partner.

Most of the books are available in our library.  If you’ve forgotten which title stole your heart, we will also have a list of who presented what so you can easily find the books that made your heart flutter.

One of the Teacher-Librarians will go over these instructions again so relax and enjoy.

Thank you for supporting this annual event!

Note: The library will be closed to all other patrons during lunch.

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Speed Book Dating Books

Thank you to all who came to Speed Book Dating last week. I hope you all enjoyed it, and I know that I found a few new books that I want to read and am ordering for the library. Below is the list of books that were shared, along with the names of the people who shared them. If we don’t have the book you’re looking for, it’s on order and we’ll have it soon.

Book Title Author Presenter 
5 to 1 Badger, Holly Alice 
A thousand splendid suns Hosseini, Khaled Caitlyn 
Artemis Fowl Colfer, Eoin Nisha 
Breakfast of Champions Vonnegut, Kurt Adrienne 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Dominik 
Eeeee, Eee, Eeee Lin, Tao Tyler 
Give us the ballot:the modern struggle for rights in America Berman, Ari Ivan 
Guys are waffles, girls are spaghetti Eastham, Chad Samuel 
Hag-seed Atwood, Margaret Ms. Mushens
Horrorstor Hendrix, Grady Gina 
Life After Life Atkinson, Kate Ms Mihic
Magisterium – The Iron Trial Black, Holly/ Clare Cassandra Ms. Finlay
Milk & Honey Rupi, Kaur Gabriella 
Monster calls Ness, Patrick Iona 
Monster Calls, Night Circus Ness , Patrick / Morgenstem, Erin Ms. Smith
Mortal Instruments – City of Heavenly Fire Clare, Cassandra Riddhi 
Othello Shakespeare Eric 
Ready Player One Cline, Ernest Kandrew 
Red Queen Aveyard, Victoria Christopher 
Sophie’s World Gaarder, Jostein Mr. Roberts
Still Alice Genova, Lisa Yasmin 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Sherman, Alexi Farivor 
The Alchemist Scott,Michael Divya 
The Book Thief Zusak, Marcus Erika 
The Book Thief Zusak, Marcus Ms. Hardjowasito
The Gaugin Connection Bk.1 Genevieve Lenard Ryan, Estelle Ms. Cowley
The Girl on the Train Hawkings, Paula Parsa 
The Girl who was supposed to die Henry, April Jaclynn 
The Giver Lowry, Lois Malka 
The Handmaids Tale   Atwood, Margaret Kathy 
The hunger games Collins, Suzanne Nathan
The things they carried O’Brien, Tim Mr. Martino
The Unquiet dead Khan, Ausma Zehanat Farah 
Thirteen Reasons Why Asher, Jay Annie 
Under the banner of heaven Jon Krakauer Isabel 
Wenjack Boyden, Joseph Mr. Rawnsley
Wicked Lovely Marr, Melissa Rossy 
Wild Robot Brown, Peter Shayan 
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Speed! Book! Dating!

Join us on Friday, February 10th for this year’s edition of Speed Book Dating. No, you’re not finding a person to date, you’re sharing your love for your favourite book, and maybe finding a new book to fall in love with. Find new books, share your favourites, maybe win a prize, eat some chocolate.


When: Friday, February 10th, at lunch. Where: In the library, of course. How does it work: Choose a favourite book that you’d like to share; fill out the form you’ll find in the library; be prepared to spend 45-60 seconds sharing with a partner why your book is so awesome and hear about the awesomeness of their book; then, switch to a new partner. It’s fun, it’s fast, and you’ll probably discover new books that you want to read. If you’re coming, please sign up in the library by this Friday, February 3rd.

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Thanks to all those who participated in this year’s Speed Book Dating!


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Speed Book Dating 2015



Looking for love???

(Book love, that is… )
If you are curious about books or if you are just looking for a fun way to spend the lunch hour, join us for Speed Book-Dating 2015.  During the event participants share a favourite book with a partner for 60 seconds and then switch roles.  The process is repeated a number of times and participants end up learning about great books while having fun!  Pick up a form in the library, return it by Friday, February 6th, Tuesday, February 10th and see you at lunch on Friday, February 13th for Speed Book-Dating 2015!

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Speed Book Dating 2014

Speed Book Dating participants.

Speed Book Dating participants.

Thank you to all who participated in yesterday’s Speed Book Dating Event! Over 100 staff and students came out to discuss their favourite books. This year there were more than a few books in the fantasy genre but realistic fiction and non-fiction reads were also numerous. A special thanks to Mr. Kaardal, Mr. Pare, and Ms. Finlay for coming out to support this annual event.

Find a list of the books discussed here!

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Speed Book Dating 2014!

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This Valentine’s Day, forget flowers, chocolates, and romance!  Instead, come to the library and share a favourite book with a select few!  

North’s 8th annual Speed Book Dating takes place on Thursday, February 13th.  Come to the library and fill out a Speed Dating Form (all forms due Thursday, February 6) and then join us in the library at lunch on February 13th. Everyone is welcome!   

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