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Language Enhancement Programme

Reading Club (Semester 1, 2019-2020)


The Reading Club aims to enhance students’ interest in reading. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of best-sellers and classics that they might otherwise not consider. The Reading Club also serves as a great arena for students to make new friends and share their views on their favourite books and authors. Participants are invited to join a reading session once a week and participate in reading-related activities under the guidance of language tutors.




  • To encourage students to read sufficiently challenging yet enjoyable books;
  • To help students with selecting books according to their interests and language ability;
  • To strengthen students’ speaking skills through different interactive activities, such as discussions, role-play and reading stories aloud;
  • To offer a platform for students to share/exchange their books with others (second-hand books are welcome); and
  • To provide students with an opportunity to meet schoolmates from different departments and cultures.



Meeting Sessions

Date and Time

*11:00 am – 12:30 pm, every Thursday from 26 September to 24 October 2019
(17 Oct: Movie adaptation evening)OR

*3:00 pm – 4:30 pm every Thursday from 26 September to 24 October 2019
(17 Oct: Movie adaptation evening)

Venue Language Learning Oasis (LLO) (OEM707)

 * One or both sessions per week will be run depending on the enrollment status.




15 students




1. Book Prizes and Certificate of Achievement

Each participant who has attended at least four out of five sessions and has also submitted a short piece of writing on a book will earn

  • one of the selected books,
  • a Certificate of Achievement, and
  • a chance to have your writing published in a student publication titled Student BUzz.

2. Movie Adaptation Evening

Participants will read a book and watch the corresponding movie adaptation. Participants will engage in discussions about the book and the movie, such as comparing the two versions in terms of their presentation and language use.

Movie Adaptation Evening book list:

Book-to-Film Adaptations Author of the book Director of the movie
All the President's Men Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward Alan J. Pakula
Freakonomics Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt  Seth Gordon, Alex Gibney, Morgan Spurlock, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki
Howl’s Moving Castle Diana Wynne Jones Hayao Miyazaki
Me Before You Jojo Moyes Thea Sharrock
Persepolis Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
The Fault in our Stars John Green Josh Boone
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Gary Ross
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh Martin McDonagh
Wonder R. J. Palacio Stephen Chbosky

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3. Recommended books

  1. Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins
  2. All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
  3. Ariel by Sylvia Plath
  4. Cat O' Nine Tales by Jeffrey Archer
  5. Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt
  6. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  7. I am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
  8. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  9. Opened Ground: Selected Poems by Seamus Heaney
  10. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  11. Philip Larkin: Collected Poems by Philip Larkin
  12. Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl
  13. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  14. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  15. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Martin McDonagh
  16. Wonder by R. J. Palacio

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4. Writing Alternative Endings / Short Book Reviews

Upon finishing the books, participants are tasked with either composing alternative endings for the stories or short reflections on the books they have just read. Selected writings will be published in the LC’s Student BUzz.

5. Second-Hand Book Exchange

Participants can share or exchange books with one another by bringing their own books to the reading session. They can explain why they have chosen the book for sharing or exchange.

6. Role-play / Drama Competition

Participants are encouraged to pick their favourite sections in their books, read the texts aloud, act out the scenes in a lively manner and explain the reasons for their choices.




All HKBU UGC-funded undergraduate and post-graduate students are eligible to join.



Registration Deadline

24 September 2019 (First-come, first-served)



Registration Procedures and Results

Please fill in the online form below:




Telephone: 3411 5899