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: 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.

2019/20 - This year's book selections are:

Month  Title   Author 
 September 9
A Farewell to Arms  (Pot-luck lunch)
Ernest Hemingway
 October 7
The Prison Book Club
Ann Walmsey
 November 4
All We Leave Behind
Carol Off
 December 2
Tara Westover
The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah
Washington Black
Esi Edugyan
The Watch That Ends the Night  
Hugh MacLennon
Fifth Business
Robertson Davies
Michael Ondaatje

Current Favourite Books


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

Convenor:  Carol Fowler

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

(Roald Dahl, Matilda) 

Date   (2019/20)
  •  October

A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles,  &

The Lost Carousel - Juliet Blackwell

  •  November
The Wonder - Emma Donoghue
  •  December

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens, &

Miss Marley  - Vanessa Lafaye

  •  January
The Dinner - Herman Koch
  •  February

World War I and II books: Choose one or more

As Bright as Heaven - Susan Meissner

The Girl They Left Behind - Roxanne Jeletzos

The Lost Letter - Jillian Cantor

Manhattan Beach - Jennifer Egan

The Nazi Officer’s Wife - Edith Hahn Beer

Warlight - Michael Ondaatje 

  •  March
Cod - Mark Kurlansky
  •  April
Becoming - Michelle Obama
  •  May

The Glass Universe - Dava Steel

 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 2019/20 comprises an eclectic selection of fiction and non-fiction books:

Date Book
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End - Atul Gawande
 Oct. 15
 The Green Road - Anne Enwright
 Nov. 19
 A God in Ruins - Kate Atkinson
The Butterfly's Daughter - Mary Alice Munro
 Jan. 21
 Every Note Played - Lisa Genova
 Feb. 18
 The Cellist of Sarajevo - Steven Galloway
 Mar. 17
 Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
 Apr. 21
 A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles
 May 19
 The Gown - Jennifer Robson
 June 16
 Pot-luck luncheon and book selection


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: 2019-20

 Date  Theme  Host
 Sept. 11 Indigenous Author or History Loraine
 Oct. 2*

 Visiting author: Roy MacGregor - Original Highways 

 Beaverbrook   Library
 Oct. 9 Genetics and DNA 
 Nov. 6  Legends; Folktales; Myths  
 Dec. 4  Poetry  
 January*  No meeting this month  
 Feb. 5  Friendships  Rita  (Pot-luck lunch)
 Mar. 4  Plants; Technology  (International Year of Plant Health)  Cathie
 Apr. 1  Spanish Author
 May 6  Journalism  
 June 3 Business; History of a business  

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