A new book club has formed on QU campus

A marker board welcoming newcomers to the new book club.

Sep 21, 7:00 p.m., members from Men’s and Women’s Wrestling team gathered at Hawks’ Nest to attend the first meeting of the book club.

Students are attending the new book club within the Hawks' Nest.
Students gather together for the book club within the Hawks’ Nest. (Wes Shelor/QU Media)

Flo Niyokusenga, freshman, wanted to share her passion of reading books with other students.

“I just enjoy reading books on my own. Then I knew there were a lot of people who also enjoyed books, so I was like why not make it a club so that we could just come together and make it an activity instead of just something you do by yourself,” Niyokusenga said.

Some students who attended said they would like to read certain genres of books that interest them.

“I really like Greek Mythology, I don’t know if they have any of those here. I also like mystery books kinda. So, if I find out they have any of that, you know, I may get some at the end of the day,” Donnell Packer, sophomore, said.

Most of the students that attended were from QU’s Wrestling team, as the host, Niyokusenga, is a member of the Women’s Wrestling team and invited many friends to join her new book club.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun. I know there’s a lot of wrestlers on the team. We’re generally a fun group of people, so it should be fun to be here,” Siobhan Rogers, freshman, said.

Niyokusenga would be glad if more students would join. With more people come more perspectives on literature.

Students play a party game provided by an app on someone's smartphone.
Students are playing from a party game with an app, trying to give clues to the single student as to what the word on his smart phone is. (Wes Shelor/QU Media)

The first night, the attendants of the book club played charades, as they did not have any books to read yet. The first round of charades was centered on super heroes. That round was too easy, so the club switched to anything that the attendants could act out, such as birds, climbing and archery. Laughter could be heard from the Hawks’ Nest, all across the section under the Café.

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