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.

2018/19 - This year's book selections are:

Month  Title   Author 
The Piano Man’s Daughter
Timothy Findley
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Lisa See
Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck
Norwegian By Night
Derek B. Miller
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
Louis de Berniere
The Taming of the Queen
Philippa Gregory
The Night Stages
Jane Urquhart
Midnight in Broad Daylight
Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
The Private Capital
Sandra Gwyn

Current Favourite Books


 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 1:00 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 1:00 p.m.
Our reading list for 2018/19 comprises an eclectic selection of fiction and non-fiction books:

Date Book
 Free Fall -  Rick Mofina
 Oct. 16
 A House in the Sky - Amanda Lindhout
 Nov. 20
 Into the Magic Shop - James Doty
That's My Baby - Frances Itani
 Jan. 15
 Cutting  for Stone - Abraham Verghese
 Feb. 19
 The Secret Chord - Geraldine Brooks
 Mar. 19
 Widows of Malabar Hill - Sujata Massey
 Apr. 16
 Educated - Tara Westover
 May 21
 Small Great Things- Jodi Picoult
 June 18
 The Woman who Smashed Codes - Jason Fagone

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 on the first Wednesday of the month, and members share books based on themes. 
Below are the themes for this upcoming year: 2018-19

 Date  Theme  Host
 Sept 19 A book that brings you pleasure Laurie
 Oct 10Biography of a lawyer, a judge or a defendant  Louanne
Nov. 7  A Canadian author  
 Dec. *  No meeting this month  
 Jan. 16  Your favourite author  Rita
 Feb. 20  Black History  Cathie
 Mar. 20  Unsolved mystery or conspiracy  Linda
 Apr. 17  Children's literature
 May 22  Non-Fiction  
 June 19 Fashion  Jean

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