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Book Club - Chapter Three

 

Chapter 3 meets at the homes of members in the afternoon of the 4th Wednesday of the month. 

At our Christmas potluck meeting in late November, each member suggests a book.  We schedule them to try and vary the topics, style, and intensity.  We choose older books that are available through the library and try to avoid the obvious best sellers that people have already read.

Unlike many book clubs we don't have a formal review of the book.  We send out an e-mail before the meeting with a few possible discussion options .  So far we have never had a meeting without a lively conversation.

We meet all year (excluding December) and have an annual excursion to a play at Stratford.

To keep  members who can't attend a meeting included, each month we share our rating of the book, major topics discussed and our current reading favourites through an e-mail afterwards. 

Book Club 3 welcomes new members – particularly those who remain in town during the winter.  Contact me if you're interested.

Coordinator:  Val Jones

Book List January – July 2018

January 10

 Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

 Louise Penny's seventh and best mystery set in Three Pines. 

February 14

 The Wolf of Sarajevo  - Autobiography

A riveting novel of international suspense from acclaimed author and veteran diplomat Matthew Palmer. 

March 14

The Ghost by Robert Harris

The Ghost is a contemporary political thriller 

April 11

When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi  

This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?

May 9

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout 

13 short narratives bound by one character

June 13

The Remains of the Day  by Kasuo Ishiguru

a nod to the recent Nobel literature award winner

July 11 

His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay

a moving reflection on an unbreakable mother-son bond 

       

On the possible list:

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

The World at Night by Alan Furst

When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi  (new)

The Colour of Water by James McBride

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson

A Train in Winter by Carolyne Moorehead

The Virgin Queen's Daughter by Ella March Chase

The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King

Ghost by Robert Harris

A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

Entry Island by Peter May

two series by Ann Perry – the Monk series and the Pitt Series