Kiernan Lynch and Rachel Fuechtman talk about “A Tale of Two Cities” and why they read books of literary merit

In this recording, Hinsdale Central students Kiernan Lynch and Rachel Fuechtman discuss their thoughts on “A Tale of Two Cities” and how they interpreted the characters and themes.

Book Talk: Ian Drury & Allegra Dugan discuss literature, benefits of reading, and timeless novels.

Drury and Dugan discuss the challenges of finding one’s path in the world, blooming in the face of darkness, and influencial people and events. Also mentioning various books that have stuck with them and hopes for the future.

Novel Discussion: Leia and Evans Pappas analyze the development of “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
December 11, 2018 App Interview

Leia Pappas and her father, Evans Pappas, discuss the relationships and themes present in “The Shadow of the Wind” while also mentioning why Evans recommended the book to Leia initially.

The Great Gatsby: Annie Huetteman and Rachel Hylas analyze the classic literary merit
December 9, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, Annie Huetteman ask Rachel Hylas for her thoughts on The Great Gatsby. She explains what she believes about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stylistic choices, the themes of the book, and the characters.

“Use your grey cells, figure it out!” Novel Wisdom: Leah Vaikutis and Judy Sidrys analyze a crime novel that was recommended to Leah.

In this interview, Leah Vaikutis interviews her aunt, Judy Sidrys, about “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”. They debrief the characters, underlying themes, and connections to modern day society as they reminisce through this brilliant crime novel. The very interesting Hercule...

Kiernan Lynch interviews her grandmother on her love of books and why she likes to read.

In this interview, student Kiernan Lynch asks her grandmother about new literary discoveries as she traveled the world and how books have shaped her perception of the world and herself.

The Show with Conor Dunne

In today’s inaugural episode of season one, Conor interviews guest Alison Albelda to discuss Fiction, important books to read and life.

The Impact of Literature: Alec Hill and Bill Haarlow discuss their reading habits and a few impactful works of fiction.

In this interview, Alec Hill and Bill Haarlow, both high school seniors in Illinois, talk about the role of reading in their lives. Additionally, Alec asks Bill to recommend a few impactful pieces of fiction that he must read to...

HCHS student, Grace Kennedy, talks with her former science teacher, Melissa Zinnecker, about her reading life and book recommendations.

During this interview, Melissa Zinnecker explains how her reading life has changed from her childhood until now. Through her family influences, schooling, and career, Melissa has found reading as a very valuable thing in her life to maintain. Reading has...

Novel Wisdom: Lauren Keating and Stephanie Keating talk books, life lessons and what books can teach you.
September 13, 2018 App Interview

In this recording Lauren Keating and her mother Stephanie Keating discuss the most influential books in Stephanie’s life and why she recommends certain books. Interview flips around minute 9.

Book Wise: Ella and Joe Pope talk about their reading lives, impactful books, and book recommendations
September 12, 2018 App Interview

In this recording, father and daughter, Ella and Joe Pope, talk about their reading lives, the books that have influenced them the most, and what books should be read before the end of high school.

To Kill A Mockingbird Discussion: Bianca Pope & Nicolette Pope discuss the novel and their takeaways from it.

In this recordimg, Nicolette and her mother, Bianca, debrief through the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” and discuss the biggest takeways, themes, characters, and more.

Novel Wisdom: Rachel DB and Sara Villanueva discuss historical fiction and the novel Between Shades of Gray.

In this recording, students Rachel D-B and Sara Villanueva discussed why to read and love historical fiction novels, the importance of perseverance, and remembering the stories of people whose stories often get forgotten.