Book Clubs and Their Reading Lists for 2020/21

Social Justice Book Club Selection for 2020/21
See list under Advocacy.

Indigenous Literature and Authors
See list under Advocacy.

1st Tuesday at 1:15 p.m.
July 7 –Daring to Drive by Manal al-Sharif
Aug 4 – Becoming by Michelle Obama
Sep 8 – The Only Café by Linden McIntyre
Oct 6 – The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
Nov 3 – Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
Dec 1 – The Secret Between Us by Thirty Umrigar
Jan 5 – The Secret Wife by Gill Paul
Feb 2 – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen
Mar 2 –The Woo Woo by Lindsay Wong
Apr 6 – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
May 4 –The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Jun 1 – Lunch/ Planning/ Book selection

2nd Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Sep – The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
Oct  – Murdered Midas: A Millionaire, His Goldmine, and a Strange Death on an Island Paradise by Charlotte Gray
Nov – Daring to Drive: a Saudi Woman’s Awakening by Manal Al-Sharif
Dec  – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Jan  – Agents of Influence: A British Campaign, A Canadian Spy and the Secret Plot to Bring America into WW II by Henry Hemmings
Feb – The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
Mar  – A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
Apr – Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives by Daniel Levitin
May – Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond
June – Book Selection for 2021/22

4th Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Huntress by Kate Quinn
The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding (Queen Elizabeth) by Jennifer Robson
Women Talking by Miriam Toews
The Odd Child by Gilly MacMillan
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Sep 22 – The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright
Oct 27 – Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais
Nov 24 – American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Jan 26 – The Heart’s Invisible Furies by Cyril Avery
Feb 23 – Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Mar 23 – The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert
Apr 27 – Five Wives by Joan Thomas
May 25 – To be determined.
Jun 22 – Book Selection 2020/21

1st Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.  (Mystery Book Club – The Sleuths) (2019/20)

New book list will be decided in September 2020. This is the 2019 list.

Sep 4 – Metropolis by Philip Kerr
Oct 2 – Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Nov 6 – Then She was Gone by Lisa Jewell
Dec 4 – The Suspect by Fiona Barton
Jan 8 – Murder in Mykonos by Jeffery Siger
Feb 5 – The Drowned Girl by Sara Blaedel
Mar 4 – I’ll Keep you Safe by Peter May
Apr 1 – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen
May 6 – The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Jun 6 – Select New Books for Next Year

1st Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. (Mystery Book Club 2) (2019/20)
Sep – The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware
Oct – Does Your Mother Know by Maureen Jennings
Nov – The Homecoming by Andre Pyper
Dec – The 12 Clues of Christmas by Rys Bowen
Feb – Island of the Mad by Laurie R King
Mar – Midnight Riot by Ken Aaronvitch
Apr – The Salton Killings by Sally Spencer
May – A Killer in King’s Cove by Iona Whishaw

3rd Wednesday at 9:45 a.m.
Sep – Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci
Oct – The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Nov – The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
Jan – The Guest List by Lucy Foley
Feb – Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
March – The Aosawa Murders by Onda Riku
April – The Book of Eve by Constance Beresford-Howe
May – Cemetary Road by Greg Iles
June Planning Meeting

3rd Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (The 2nd Edition) (2019/20)
Sep 19 – Calypso by David Sedaris
Oct 17 – Rebecca Daphne du Maurier
Nov 21 – Following Atticus by Tom Ryan
Jan 16 – The Other Einstein by Marie Benedit
Feb 20 – The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Mar 19 – The House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi
Apr 16 – Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
May 21 – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
June 18 – Planning Meeting

3rd Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (Group 1)  (2019/20)
Sep 19 – Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen
Oct 17 – The Rainwatcher by Tatiana de Rosnay
Nov 21 – My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Jan 16 – The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff
Feb 20 – Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Mar 19 – The Girl Who Smiles Beads by Clemantine Wamariya
Apr 16 – Beartown by Frederick Backman
May 21 – Book selection and Pot-Luck
Additional Titles
Red Notice by Bill Browder
Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Revolving Books (2019/20)
The Fix by David Baldacci
The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble
The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
Sons and Soldiers by Bruce Henderson
That Time I Loved You by Carrianne Leung
The Huntress by Kate Quinn
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya
The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
June 5, 2020 end of year gathering.