Book Clubs

'Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.'

Charles William Eliot

Monday Morning Book Club - 1st Monday 9:30 a.m.
Convenor: Mary Williams

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.

2017/18 - This year's book selections are:

      • A Measure of Light by Beth Powning
      • The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant
      • 17 Carnations by Andrew Morton
      • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larsen
      • Hagseed by Margaret Atwood
      • Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
      • The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
      • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley + 1984 by George Orwell
      • Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLellan
      • Barkskins by Annie Proulx

 Monday Afternoon Book Club - 1st. Monday:  1:00 p.m.

Convenor:  Janice Ireland

'The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her 
to amazing people who lived exciting lives.' 

(Roald Dahl, Matilda) 

Date   (2017/18)
  •  October
Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
  •  November
Sweetland by Michael Crummey
  •  December
Forgotten Girls by Owen Laukanen
  •  January
Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
  •  February
The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray
  •  March
The German Girl by Armando Luca Correa
  •  April
Cli Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change edited by Bruce Meyer
  •  May
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

 Novel Women - 3rd Tuesday 1:30 p.m.
Convenor: Mary Daniels
'Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.' 

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 2017/18 comprises an eclectic selection of fiction and non-fiction books:

Date Book
 The Reason You Walk -  Wab Kinew 
 Oct. 17
 The Illegal - Lawrence Hill
 Nov. 21
 A Great Reckoning - Louise Penny
The Promise of Canada - Charlotte Gray
 Jan. 16
 The Piano Makers - Kurt Palka
 Feb. 20
 Bee Time, Lessons from the Hive - Mark Winston
 Mar. 20
 The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
 Apr. 17
 The Psychopath Test - Jon Ronson
 May 15
 Do Not Say We Have Nothing - Madeleine Thien
 June 19
 The Headmaster's Wager - Vincent Lam

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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