AE Monthly Book Club: August 2016

Welcome back to the AE Monthly Book Club. Join us as we enter into our seventh month of the club as we head towards the end of the summer season. Just as a refresher for the veterans, and a quick introduction for the newbies, each month we are choosing a book we’d love for everyone to read along with us. Weekly chapter goals will be set out below, and all month you can join the online discussion using the hashtag #AEBookClub as we hop on our high horses and provide our opinions on each book’s movie potential.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Cover Art

Arthur A. Levine Books

For the month of August, we have decided that rather than cover a book that has been out for a while, we are going to read through a brand new book that we have been dying to get ahold of. That book is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling’s return to the Wizarding World which she created almost twenty year ago. Penned by Rowling herself along with Jack Throne and John Tiffany, this latest foray into the world of Harry potter was released to coincide with the play currently playing in London. The story picks up nineteen years after we last saw Harry and his friends, now following Harry Potter as an employee of the Ministry of Magic as well as his youngest son Albus as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The book is not a novelization of the play but rather a printed edition of the rehearsal script. Thus, given that the play is split into two separate parts each with two acts, it will be rather simple to divvy up these parts across the four weeks of the month to ensure that everyone stays on the same page. The schedule for August is as follows:

August 1 – 7: Part One, Act One
August 8 – 14: Part One, Act Two
August 15 – 21: Part Two, Act One
August 22 – 31: Part Two, Act Two

If you’d like to suggest a cinema-related book for future book club readings, please e-mail your suggestion to

Good luck and happy reading!

Featured Image: Arthur A. Levine Books 

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Ryan MacLean
Born and raised in the frigid wastes of Canada, Ryan is a part-time critic and a full time movie lover. He has an embarrassing amount of knowledge on all things nerdy.