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 roster for both groups for the 2022-2023 season!

The Ides

Date Book Note Taker
July 19

Splendid and the Vile by Eric Larsson 

August 16

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Ablli Kaur Jaswal

September 13

Lessons from the Edge by Marie Yovavovitch 

October 18

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata 

November 15

Less by Andrew Sean Greer 

December  13 Christmas Gathering Potluck at Jessie's (Both groups)  
January 17

The Hearts invisible Furies by John Boyne 

February 14 Overstory by Richard Powers  
March 14

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus 

April 11

Woman in the Middle by Millie Johnson 

May 16

Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

June 13 AGM  

Chick Lits

Date Book Host   Treats
July 26 Woman in the Middle by Millie Johnson  Ann    Sandy
August 23

Splendid and the Vile by Eric Larsson

Jane R   Celeste
September 27 A Violent End by Maggie Wheeler Jessie   Jessie
October 25 What Comes After by JoAna Tompkins Gail   Cris
November 22 Less by Andrew Sean Greer  Suzanne   MaryEllen
December  13 Christmas Gathering Potluck at Jessie's (Both groups)      
January 24 Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad Sandy   Gail
February 28 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie Chris   Eleanor
March 28 The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny MaryEllen   Suzanne
April 25 The Hearts invisible Furies by John Boyne  Eleanor   Ann
May 23 The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict Celeste   Jane
June 26 AGM Potluck lunch at Jessie's