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

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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.

2020/21 - This year's book selections are:

Month  Title   Author 
 September 14
Twenty One Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Harrari
 October 5
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Lale Sokolov
 November 2
The Home for Unwanted Girls
Joanna Goodman
 December 4
The Book Thief
Marcus Zusak
Death and Life of the Great Lakes
Kristin Hannah
Winnie Young
The Manticore
Robertson Davies
So Much Life Left Over
Louis de Berniere
The Boat People
Sharon Bala

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) 

2020-21 Schedule
Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month with the exception of September which will be held on the 14th because of Labour Day which this year falls on the 7th.

 Date Book Host
 September 14thMurdered Midas by Charlotte Gray Carol
 October 5th

Brother by David Chariandy

 November 2nd
As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner  Laura
 December 7th

The Chillbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan

 January 4th
The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone  Marion
 February 1st

Your choice from the Science Fiction list
 March 1st
Victor & Evie: British Aristocrats In Wartime Rideau Hall by Dorothy Phillips  sandy
 April 5th
The Hanging of Angelique by Afua Cooper  Lynn
 May 3rd

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

 June 1stPot-Luck Lunch + book selection  Carol

 Novel Women - 3rd Tuesday 1:00 p.m.
Convenor: Tomi Hunter
'Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.' 

The Novel Women Group usually meets in members’ homes on the third Tuesday of each month starting at 1:00 p.m. This year, we expect most of our meetings will be online using ZOOM.
Our reading list for 2020/21 comprises an eclectic selection of fiction and non-fiction books:

Date Book
Becoming - Michelle Obama
 Oct. 20
Year of Wonders- Geraldine Brooks
 Nov. 17
The Silent Patient Alex Michaelides 
Bel Canto - Ann Patchett
 Jan. 19
American Dirt - Jeanine Cummins
 Feb. 16
A Long Petal of the Sea - Isabel Allende
 Mar. 16
The Shoe on the Roof - Will Ferguson
 Apr. 20

Recipe for a Perfect Wife - Karma Brown

Girl Woman Other - Bernardine Evaristo - (Revised Dec. 2020)

 May 18

The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown  OR

The Woman in the White Kimono  Ana Johns



 June 15
 Pot-luck luncheon and book selection
All members

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 between 10:00 -12 noon. This year, all our meetings will be via ZOOM. Cathie will create lists of the shared book and distribute them to members 
Our themes for 2020-21 is Canada.

 Date  Theme Comments
 Sept. 16 Summer Reads Share our summer readings
 Oct. 7

 Canadian History

 Nov. 3  Inspirational Canadian Women
 Dec. 2  Canadian Travel May include trecking across Canada, a memoir, or a Canadian going on a adventure
 January*  No meeting this month  
 Feb. 3  Canadian Indigenous Story  May include history, memoir or  fiction
 Mar. 3  Canadian Art  May include film, music, visual arts, or animation
 Apr. 7  Famous Canadian Chefs
 May include cookbook, memoir or tribute
 May 5  Canadian Medical Discoveries  May include historical, Nobel Prize award winners, or female achievements

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