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 2023-2024 season!

The Ides

Chick Lits

Date Book Host
July 25 Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel Ann
August 22

Dead Wake  by Erik Larson

September 26 Dear Life by Alice Munro Jo
October 24 Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Gail
November 28 Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal Suzanne
December  12 Christmas Gathering Potluck at Jessie's (Both groups)  
January 23 Greenwood by Michael Christie Sandy
February 27 What Storm What Thunder by Myriam J.A. Chancy Chris
March 26 Firefly Lane by Kirstin Hannah Mary Ellen
April 23 Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt Ann
May 28

Homecoming by Kate Morton 

June 25 AGM at the McIntosh Inn Gathering for both groups