Monday Evening Book Club Favorite Reads

Here is the list of favorite titles, read and enjoyed outside our book club selections, and presented at our “book talks” in December.  Once again, it is a diverse and entertaining list of  both fiction and nonfiction books, all available in our library’s collection.

Happy Holiday reading!

MacDonald, Ann-Marie. The Way the Crow Flies. 2004.

Lindhout, Amanda. A House in the Sky; a memoir. 2013.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin. 2003, c1852.

Kidd, Sue Monk. The Invention of Wings. 2014.

Grissom, Kathleen. The Kitchen House. 2010.

Tartt, Donna. The Goldfinch. 2013.

Marciano, Francesca. The Other Language; stories. 2014.

May, Elizabeth. Who We Are; reflections on my life and Canada. 2014.

Six Nutrition and Diet books highlighting the psychological aspects of nutrition:

Scott, Trudy. The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution. 2011.

Ross, Julia. The Mood Cure. 2004.

Selhub, Eva. Your Brain on Nature. 2012.

Dean, Carolyn. The Magnesium Miracle. 2006.  (on order)

Robbins, John. Healthy at 100. 2006.

Rosenthal, Joshua. Integrative Nutrition. 2008.

Remarque, Erich Maria. All Quiet on the Western Front. 1996.

Humphreys, Helen. Leaving Earth. 1998.

Connelly, Michael. The Burning Room. 2014.

Hadfield, Chris. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. 2013.

Forster, E.M. A Passage to India. 2005, c1924.  (audiobook highly recommended)

Boyden, Joseph. The Orenda. 2013.

Toews, Miriam. All My Puny Sorrows. 2014.

Galloway, Steven. Cellist of Sarajevo. 2008.

Winter, Kathleen. Annabel. 2010.

Van Camp, Richard. The Lesser Blessed. 2013.

Keyes, Marian. This Charming Man. 2008.

Stoker, Bram. Dracula. 2005, c1897.

Reichl, Ruth. Delicious! 2014.





Seniors Book Club Members Favourite Reads

Our annual “Book Talk” session on December 10th once again revealed the wonderful breadth and diversity of reading interests among our group members. Here’s a list of the favourite titles you read outside the book club this year:

McCord, Kate. In the Land of Blue Burqas. 2012.

Mahmoody, Betty. Not Without My Daughter. 1998.

Nawaz, Zarqa. Laughing All the Way to the Mosque. 2014.

Lui, Elaine. Listen to the Squawking Chicken. 2014.

Tartt, Donna. The Goldfinch. 2013.

May, Elizabeth. Who we are. 2014.

Lamb, Wally. She’s come undone. 1998.  (replacement on order)

Bruchac, Joseph. Sacajawea: the story of Bird Woman and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. 2008. (on order)

Hegi, Ursula. Stones from the River. 1994.

Crummey, Michael. Sweetland. 2014.

Carnarvon, Fiona. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: the lost legacy of Highclere Castle. 2011.

Three favourite mystery writers: P.D. James, Anne Perry, Louise Penny – recently read:

Perry, Anne. Death on Blackheath. 2014.

Penny, Louise. The Long Way Home. 2014.

Crummey, Michael. River Thieves. 2002. (replacement on order)

Michener, James A. Chesapeake. 2003. (replacement on order)

Reichl, Ruth. Delicious! 2014.

Williams, John Edward. Stoner. 2003.

Christmas, Jane. And then there were Nuns. 2013.

Lindhout, Amanda. A House in the Sky. 2013. (chosen twice)

Brennan, Nigel. The Price of Life : the true story of an Australian held to ransom for 462 days. 2012. (Brennan and Lindhout (see above) were kidnapped together.)

Viswanathan, Padma. The Ever After of Ashwin Rao. 2014.

Worth, Jennifer. Call the Midwife. [book series & DVDs]. 2005-2012.

Yousafzai, Malala. I am Malala: the girl who was shot by the Taliban. 2013.

Nemat, Marina. Prisoner of Tehran. 2007.

Barnett, Kristine. The Spark : a mother’s story of nurturing genius. 2013.

Northup, Solomon. 12 Years a Slave. 2013.

Seniors Book Club Christmas Party

Books red ribbonThe Seniors Book Club will be meeting Wednesday, December 10th at 2:00 pm in the Training Room for our Christmas Party. We will be having a “secret” gift exchange so please bring a wrapped new or gently used book, and be prepared to talk briefly about a book you have enjoyed this year outside of our book club reads.

Hope you can join us!

Seasons Best Wishes,

Sandra and Luise




Monday Evening Book Club Christmas Party

Christmas cookiesThe Monday Evening Book Club will meet Monday, December 8th at 7:00 pm in Forsyth Hall for our Christmas Party. Please bring a plate of treats to share, a wrapped new or gently used book for our “secret” book exchange, and be prepared to give a brief talk about a book you enjoyed this year outside of our book club reads.

This is always a merry time.  Hope you can join us!

Sandra and Luise