• Books & Bagels is a joint project between

    Ankeny High School and Kirkendall Public Library.

     Books & Bagels

    Students in Grades 10-12 are invited to join us the first Friday morning of the month to talk about books and enjoy some yummy bagels! Students visit with others who have read the same book, but also get the chance to listen to those who read other books. Collectively, they select the books they want to read for the next month. 


    Upcoming Meeting Dates for 2019-20:

    September 6, 2019
    October 4, 2019
    November 1, 2019
    December 6, 2019
    January 3, 2020
    February 7, 2020
    March 6, 2020
    April 3, 2020
    May 1, 2020


    Books currently being read to discuss in October 2020:


    Books read during the 2018-19 school year:

    • Where the Crawdads Sing
    • Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus
    • Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
    • The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
    • Flashfall by Jenny Moyer
    • Butter by Erin Jade Lange
    • Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter
    • Zero Day by Jan Gangsei
    • The Safest Lies
    • Radium Girls


    Books read during the 2017-18 school year:

    • Simon Versus the HomoSapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
    • Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
    • The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda
    • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
    • One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
    • Wonder by R. J. Palacio
    • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
    • Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
    • Turtles all the Way Down by John Green
    • Michael Vey Series
    • The Fixer by Jennifer Barnes
    • Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
    • Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosk
    • Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
    • It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
    • The Prince by Machiavelli
    • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
    • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand



    GoodReads: A fabulous app to track what you've read and what you want to read! Follow friends to see what they're reading, read reviews, and join the reading challenge!