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NEW! Here are our books for Season 2 of the Level Up Book Club. We hope you can join us!

SEASON 2 (September - November, 2012)

SEPTEMBER: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction by Karl M. Kapp
OCTOBER: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
NOVEMBER: Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell

Previous Reads in the Level Up Book Club:

SEASON 1 (June - August, 2012)

JUNE: Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal
JULY: What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee
AUGUST: I'll Eat This Cricket for a Cricket Badge: a Gamification Novella by Darren Steele and Christine Chung

Other Books We're Considering:


  1. yes! I'm in! h/t to @thetechtiger for tweeting the link to here!

  2. This may be a little late but my vote, naturally, is for "The Gamification of Learning and Instruction":)

    1. Ha! LOVE it! Looking forward to reading your book in Level Up, Karl! I've already started it and can't wait to share it with the group!

  3. I'd love to join the next round. Is there an explanation of leveling in this group, or should I look in Azeroth? LOL!

    1. We'll share more info as we get ready for the next Season. We typically offer challenges with opportunities to level up throughout a given book study. We've taken a chillaxed approach with our third book of the season (Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter) on account of winter break.