Chapter 3 meets at the homes of members in the afternoon of the 1st Wednesday of the month.
At our Christmas meeting in early December, 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.
Some of our 2020 books go from life (or many lives) during the war; Life after Life by Kate Atkinson to the classics; Middlemarch by George Eliot, to historical fiction; Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Some of our 2019 books were: The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King, The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan, Red Notice by Bill Browder, Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis.
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 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. Contact me if you're interested.
Coordinator: Val Jones
Book Club Three Reading Lists