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   https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charles-William-Eliot

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Monday Morning Book Club - 1st Monday 9:30 a.m.
Convenor: Anne Brackstone

The Monday AM Book Club has reached capacity for the year, so will not be accepting new members.  We are sorry we cannot take any more members and we hope you will be able to join one of the other Book Clubs

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.

2021/22 - This year's book selections are:

Month  Title   Author 
 September 6th
Etta and Russel and James
Emma Hooper
 October 4th
Beloved
Toni Morrison
 November 1st
The Wake
Lindon Macintyre
 December 6th
Truth be Told
Beverly McLachlin
 January 3rd
From the Ashes
Jesse Thistle
 February 7th
A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles
 March 7th
Forgotten Daughter
Joanna Goodman
 April 4th
Night Watchman
Louise Erdich
 May 2nd
Agent Sonya
Ben Macintyre
 June 6th

Current Favourite Books

Discussion


 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) 

2021-22 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 13th City of a Thousand Gates by Rebecca Sacks

and/or

I Shall Not Hate by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish
 
 October 4th
    The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
     
     November 1st
      Hitler’s Stolen Children by Ingrid Von Oelhafen
       
       December 6th
        Beartown by Fredrik Backman
         
         January 3rd
          White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
           
           February 7th

            Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq    and/or

            The Night Watchman by Louise Erdich and/or

            From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle

             
             March 7th
              Delhi Obsession by M.J. Vassanji
               
               April 4th
                Four Lost Cities: a Secret History of the Urban Age by Annalee Newitz

                 May 2nd

                  The Splendid and the Vile by Eric Larson


                   June 6th Pot-Luck Lunch + book selection 


                   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 2021/22 comprises an eclectic selection of fiction and non-fiction books:

                  Date  Book
                   Leader
                   Sept.21
                  Born a Crime - Trevor Noah
                  Tomi
                   Oct. 19
                  Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate
                   Janice
                   Nov. 16
                  The Secrets We Kept Lara Prescott
                  Cheryl
                   Dec. 21
                  No Meeting

                   Jan. 18
                  Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker
                  Grania
                   Feb. 15
                  The Vanishing Half - Brett Bennett
                  Joan
                   Mar. 15
                  Homes - A Refugee Story - Abu Barker al Rabeeah & Winnie Yeung
                  Sheila
                   Apr. 19

                  Indians on Vacation - Thomas King

                  Cathie
                   May 17

                  The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman

                  Mary

                   June 21
                   Pot-luck luncheon and book selection
                  Sandi

                  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 2021-22 are listed below.

                   Date  Theme Comments
                   Sept. 22  Summer Reads  Share our summer readings
                   Oct. 6

                   Architecture from Around the World

                   European, Middle Eastern, South Asian, North American, etc. 
                   Nov. 3  Biography  Male, Female or Young Adult
                   Dec. 1  Conspiracies, Deception, Unsolved Mysteries Fiction or Non-Fiction
                   Jan. 12  Laws  Canadian or  International
                   Feb. 2  Magical Realism  https://reedsy.com/discovery/blog/magical-realism
                   Mar. 2  Romance  Goodreads has suggestions
                   Apr. 6  Sailing Stories
                   Historical, Fiction or Current-day Adventures
                   May 4  Social History  Goodreads suggestions
                   Jun 1  Writers from 20th Century  Classical or obscure


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