We are two book clubs actually.  Due to enthusiastic participation of our members and the wish of others to jump in, we have spun a spin off!  The ChickLits will join us for social events so we can share our thoughts and plan our future reads together.  It remains to be seen whether we will read the same books or whether the ChickLits will choose their own reads. 

 We try to choose books of value that we might not have chosen had it not been for the book club.

We like to include both fiction and non-fiction, Canadian and world, classics and books of current interest. 

We meet once a month, and read 10 books a year.  At our June meeting (the "AGM"), we have a lively discussion of books to read for the following year.  We find that, knowing which books are upcoming helps us to locate and share copies, and/or to read a book when the mood strikes.

Before each meeting, we look at a list of questions (often found on the most excellent Reader's Guide series), to facillitate discussion.  The questions sometimes encourage thought and discussion - and sometimes are not at all necessary!

Meetings are held from 1:00-3:00 on the Tuesday of the month closest to the 'ides' - hence the name of our Mother book club!

The rosters for both groups for the 2024-2025 season!

The Ides


Table for Two 

July 16


I am a Girl from Africa

August 13


The Chancellor           

September 17


Twilight of Democracy           

October 15


Covenant of Water    

November 19



December 10 or 17?


Diamond Eye  

January 14


Remarkably Bright Creatures 

February 18


The Colour of Water  

March 18



June 17

Chick Lits

Click on the book title for a link to the discussion questions.  


Date Location & Treats Book Author

July 23 

Suzanne No Two Persons Erica Baumeister

August 27

Jo Tom's Story Jo-Ann Oosterman

September 24

Celeste The Lost Apothecary Sarah Penner

October 22

Cathy The Other Daughter Lisa Gardner

November 26

Gail The Idea of Canada David Johnston

December 10


January 28

Sandy A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry

February 25

Chris Thursday Murder Club Richard Osman

March 25

Mary Ellen BlueBird Genevieve Graham

April 22

Ann Made in China:  Amelia Pang

May 27

Eleanor The Hobbit JRR Tolkien 

June 24

Upper Canada Golf Club Restaurant