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I’m Daniella Snyder, a second-year graduate student at Villanova University, and your ‘Cat in Falvey Library’s Stacks. I’ll be posting about academics–from research to study habits and everything in between–and how Falvey Library can play a large role in your success here on campus!

Hey, Wildcats! I have great (and nerdy) news to report to all the Falvey fans:

A Villanova University book club has started and meetings will take place right here, in the Library!

Kayla Smith, graduate student in the Political Science Department, has lots of reasons to take over as President of book club. She’s a lifelong avid reader, lover of the Library, and a Falvey student worker! While book clubs have existed on campus (and in the Library) over the course of the last few years, Smith wants to “breathe some life” into her book club.

In order to do this, Smith wants new members to join book club. She admits: “I know reading for pleasure is hard to fit in during college, so a bit of structure and a place to express how they feel about what they’re reading would be super beneficial to a lot of people,” even if they’ve never been to book club, and especially even if they’re not an English major.

Book club will meet monthly, which will allow readers to read at a slower pace due to hectic college schedules. Additionally, if a movie adaptation of the book exists, Smith will show it following the discussion of the book.

What’s this month’s pick?


The Body Snatchers is a 1955 science fiction novel by American author Jack Finney. It describes the fictional California town “Santa Mira” as it gets invaded by seeds from space.

You’ve probably heard of this book, but maybe by its movie title: Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The book was adapted into a movie four times, first in 1956, then in 1978, 1993, and 2007.

Book club will meet this Sunday, October 27 at 6:30 P.M. in VR3 (Viewing Room 3) in the basement of Falvey, and the movie screening will start around 8:30 P.M. 

Email with any questions!

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Daniella Snyder wants to know what books you want to see on Villanova Book Club’s reading list. Tag @villanovalibrary on Instagram or @FalveyLibrary on Twitter and tell us your favorites!

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Last Modified: October 23, 2019

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