Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Summer Zoom Book Club - July and August books

We've decided to keep going with our Zoom book club meetings through this pandemic summer.   Here's the line-up!


Akin by Emma Donoghue is our selection for July reading.  

"A tale of love, loss and family, in which a retired New York professor’s life is thrown into chaos when he takes his great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother's wartime secrets."  

Zoom meeting:   July 21, 8pm      Meeting invitation will be emailed several days in advance.


Our August selection is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  

"Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed."

Zoom meeting:  August 18, 8pm.  Meeting invitation will be emailed several days in advance.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

June 2020 - The Clockmaker's Daughter

Our book for June, 2020 is The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton.

Everyone is responsible for getting their own copy of the book.

The Toronto Public Library has multiple copies and it may be possible to reserve a physical book when the library re-opens for pickups and returns on June 1st.   E-books are always available.

Chapters also has copies. Delivery may be slower than usual due to physical distancing in the time of COVID-19.

The meeting will be held via ZOOM on June 23, 2020 at 8pm.   I will send out the  ZOOM invite to the book club distribution list a few days in advance.

Stay safe. Stay home. Wash your hands. Read books.

May 2020 - The Glenwood Treasure

This month's book is The Glenwood Treasure by Kim Moritsugu.   We will be meeting by Zoom due to COVID-19.

The meeting will be May 26, 2020. 8pm.   The link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed.

Although we were unable to pick up the book club set we had reserved, I hope you will  join even if you did not have the opportunity to read the book.

Stay safe. Stay home. Wash your hands.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

April 2020 - Educated

Our April selection is Educated by Tara Westover.   I will have the book club set or you can reserve your own copy at the Toronto Public Library

Google this book and you will find a lot of reviews, including one by Bill Gates.

Our April meeting will be on Tuesday, the 28th at 8pm.    Lots of time to read this one.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

March 2020 - Our 100th book!

Spring is in the air and we are at our 100th book!     I am working on next year's line up and I have received all kinds of wonderful suggestions.   There might even be two years worth.

The next meeting will be  March 11, 2020 at 8pm.      

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

February 2020 - Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

February's book club selection is Washington Black by Esi Edugyan.

Cover image of Washington Black

The book club set has been reserved and we should have enough copies.
If not, you can pick up a copy at Chapters or at the Toronto Public Library.

We'll be meeting at Gail's on February 11 at 8pm.

There are lots of great reviews - here, here, and here.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

January 2020 - Red Notice

The next book club meeting will be January 14, 2020.     Enjoy the holidays!

January's book is Red Notice by Bill Browder.  We don't have a book club set for this one, so everyone has to find their own copy.

You can borrow one from the Toronto Public Library or buy a copy at Chapters-Indigo or on Amazon.

And if you want to read ahead, here are the upcoming books:
February - Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
March - Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
April - Educated by Tara Westover
May - The Glenwood Treasure by Kim Moritsugu
June - The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton