2023 Update: We are back to in-person meetings! However we are currently at participant capacity and do not anticipate any openings this season. However Book Club Chapter One and Book Club Chapter Two will be taking on some additional participants this year.
Chapter 3 normally meets at the homes of members in the afternoon of the 1st Wednesday of the month. Due to the Covid situation, we have moved to Zoom meetings at the moment.
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 recent books included Lessons in Chemistry, The Weight of Ink, The Book Thief, and The Dictionary of Lost Words. Our 2022 books included Viola Desmond's Canada, The Midnight Library, Hamnet and Judith, Nomadland, The Good German and Louise Penny's The Madness of Crowds.
Our 2021 books ranged from Margaret Atwood's The Testaments through Jesse Thistle's From the Ashes and Barbara Kingsolver's Unsheltered. Some of our 2020 books were Life after Life by Kate Atkinson, Middlemarch by George Eliot, and Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
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!
In normal times, we would 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.
Coordinator: Val Jones
Book Club Three Reading Lists