Category Archives: Book Club

18. Faithful (Alice Hoffman)

This month my in-person book club has a theme of “Kim’s choice” (Kim a.k.a my friend and official photographer for the majority of my book event postings).  She was responsible to pick the book that we will discuss tomorrow and … Continue reading

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81. The Queen of Katwe (Tim Crothers)

My book club is reading the Queen of Katwe this month.  It was chosen because the story is becoming a movie and at the recommendation of one of our members.  The story of how chess has changed Phiona’s life is … Continue reading

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49. The Life We Bury (Allen Eskens)

The Life We Bury is my July book club read.  It is a fast moving, enticing novel which keeps the reader guessing through the twists and turns in the tale.  It was a refreshing read after the more serious books, They … Continue reading

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44. 101 letters to a prime minister (Yann Martel)

“every person has a space next to where they sleep, whether a patch of pavement or a  fine bedside table.  In that space, at night, a book can glow.  And in those moments of docile wakefulness, when we begin to … Continue reading

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43. Unknown Enemy (Michelle Karl) Meet the Author

The great thing about being a member of a fabulous book club (besides the amazing group of women) is that we get to read books outside our comfort zone, books that challenge us and books that we might never have … Continue reading

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Book Club: Meeting Lisa Brown

The book club had a fabulous evening with author Lisa Brown.  The group enjoyed reading A Casualty of Grace and learning more about the history of British Home Children.  The book describes local landmarks in the Hamilton and Waterdown areas as … Continue reading

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33. A Casualty of Grace (Lisa Brown)

A Casualty of Grace is the story of two brothers who become British home children and end up in living in Waterdown, Ontario in the late 1800s.  It is a well-researched tale of of the contrasting experiences that two brothers living in the same … Continue reading

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17. Fifteen Dogs (Andre Alexis)

Fifteen Dogs, the 2015 Giller Prize winner, is our March Book club pick.  It is a unique story of fifteen unrelated dogs who are within a veterinary clinic when the Greed Gods, Hermes and Apollo decide to give human consciousness and … Continue reading

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78. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (Vicki Myron)

For our upcoming December book club meeting, we sought out a “happy book.”  This was harder than it seemed but one of the options was Dewey (thanks Mara).  Although this orange library cat was quite famous, this heartwarming story was my … Continue reading

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57. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

For our September book club, we chose a book that would be assigned as part of a  high school curriculum – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.  I have to admit that this book has taken me a while to finish.  I … Continue reading

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