Book Clubs

Monday Morning Book Club - 1st Monday 9:30 a.m.
Convenor: Pam Byrtus

A rather special group that restricts its choices to include only books that are available in an audible format. Most members read the print version, but some members of the group are unable to do so and read by listening. The opinions are always varied and firmly held leading to an exhilarating and amusing debate. We choose ten books with at least one from each section: Canadian Fiction, International Fiction, Classic and Non-fiction.

This year's book selections are:

  • Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
  • Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Norberg
  • The Salt Road by Jane Johnson
  • Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khalid Hosseini
  • The Illegal by Lawrence Hill
  • No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
  • The Golden Son by Shilipi Somaya Gowda
  • The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet by Rod Nordland

Novel Women - 3rd Tuesday 1:30 p.m.
Convenor: Mary Daniels
The Novel Women Group meets in members’ homes on the third Tuesday of each month starting at 1:30 p.m. Our reading list for this year is an eclectic selection of fiction and non-fiction books.

Date Book Leader Host
 Sept.20 Rachel Joyce:  The Love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy Dorothy Lois
 Oct. 18 Anthony Doerr:  All the Light We Cannot See Deena Mary
 Nov. 15 Anne Girard:  Madame Picasso Cathie Sandi
 Dec.13* Ernest Hemingway:  A Moveable Feast Mary Dorothy
 Jan. 17 Plum Johnson:  They Left Us Everything Janice Joy
 Feb. 21 Susan Vreeland:  Luncheon of the Boating Party Mary Petra
 Mar. 21 John Kennedy Toole:  A Confederacy of Dunces Petra Tomi
 Apr. 18 Roy MacGregor:  Northern Light Sandi TBD
 May 16 Ben MacIntyre:  A Spy Among Friends Sue TBD
 June 30 Donna Woolfolk Cross:  Pope Joan Joelyn TBD
 *Note: December's meeting time change: Second Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m.  

Twisted Sisters Book Club - 1st Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Convenor:  Cathie Faubert

This unique book club asks members to think “outside the box.”  We meet the first Wednesday of the month, and members share books based on themes.  Below are the themes for this year.


 Date  Theme  Hostess  Comment
 Oct. 4  Pot pouri
 Nov. 1  Ottawa Romance Author Maureen Fisher
 Fur Ball Fever, Cold Feet Fever, The Jaquar Legacy
 Dec. 6  Festivals  Loraine  
 Jan. 10  Fantasy or Science Fiction  Rita  Annual Pot Luck Lunch
 Feb. 7  Graphic Novel  Linda  
 Mar. 7  Conspiracies, Deceptions and Unsolved Mysteries  Cathie  
 Apr. 4  Inspiring Women
 May 3  Notable Couples  Anne  
 June 6 Fashion  Jean  

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