The Book Clubs meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month from September to June. The December meeting dates are usually adjusted to accommodate the holiday season..

The Afternoon Book Club meets at 1:00 and ends about 3:00 after light refreshments.
The Evening Book Club meets from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Discussion is friendly, supportive, and wide-ranging.

Prospective members may attend as a guest. Please leave a message at 613-860-0548.

Book lists for the 2014/2015 year are:

Afternoon Book Club

September – Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

October – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye by Rachel Joyce

November – The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

December – The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

January – The Guernsey Literary & Potatoe Peel Pie Society by Ann Shaffer

February – Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

March – Old Filth by Jane Gardam

April – The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

May – The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion

June – Pot Luck and presentation of members reading recommendations for the upcoming year.

Evening Book Club

September – Where’d you go Bernadette by Maria Semple

October – You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt

November – Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

December – Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

January – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

February – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harld Frye by Rachel Joyce

March – Mapping the Edge by Sarah Dunant

April – The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor by Sally Armstrong

May – The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

June – Group get together of choice and book selection for the following session

Previous Year Selections

Afternoon Book Club

September – Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, 2011 (Biography)

October – Plain Truth by Jodie Picoult, 2011 (Fiction)

November – The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston, 1998(Fictional Biography)

December – The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey, 2012 (Fiction)

January – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, 2010 (Non-fiction)

February – The Juggler’s Children: a Journey Into Family, Legend, and the Genes That Bind us by Carolyn Abraham, 2013 (Non-fiction)

March – Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, 2011 (Fiction)

April – Late Nights On Air by Elizabeth Hay, 2007 (Fiction)

May – Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, 2012 (Memoir)

June – Pot-luck lunch 12-2. Suggest and discuss books

Evening Book Club

September – The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, 2010

October – One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, 1967

November – The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, 2013

December – The Shoemaker’s Wife by by Adriana Trigiani, 2012

January – The Time In Between by Maria Duenas, 2011

February – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, 2006

March – The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan, 2013

April – Indignation by Philip Roth, 2008

May – Why Men Lie by Linden MacIntyre, 2012

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