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Book Club @ Grace

Faithful Readers*  now has a new, permanent name!

Book Club @ GRACE (Great Reads Always Captivate Everyone) might meet your interests if you enjoy reading and discussing books and socializing with other readers. The group is open to everyone who belongs to, or worships at Grace United Church, Burlington. We meet on the fourth Monday of every month (Sept – June, except December) to discuss a different book. Each month we rate the book we discuss, and by next May we’ll have a winner to recommend to the congregation. During the summer of 2020, we’ll have virtual meetings, to chat about what we’re reading during our pandemic isolation. We look forward to getting back together in person when that’s safe to do, but for now, we enjoy seeing each other and chatting on Zoom.

If you’d like more details, please contact Sheila Young (shesskyoung@gmail.com), Jennifer Brezina (aj.brezina@sympatico.ca), Sue Stephen (sue.stephen0305@gmail.com) or Janice Hatt (janicehatt@gmail.com). Happy reading!

The Book Selections for 2020/21

MEETING DATE BOOK TITLE & AUTHOR RATING
September 26 The Heart’s Invisible Furies,  by John Boyne
October 26 The Skin We’re In,  by Desmond Cole
November 23 The Henna Artist, by Alka Joshi
January 25 The Forgotten Home Child, by Genevieve Graham
February 22 News of the World, a Novel, by Paulette Files
March 22 The German House, by Annette Hess
April 22 Sold on a Monday, by Kristina McMorris
May 31 Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng

 

Personal Rating Chart                                          Book Club Rating Guide

TansleyReads.blogspot.com

Past winners:

2007: The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
2008: The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill
2009: Clara Callen, Richard Wright
2010: Good to a Fault, Marina Endicott
2011: Secret Daughter, Shilpi Somaya Gowda
2012: Sarah’s Key, Tantianan de Rosnay
2013: Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman
2014: Island Beneath the Sea, Isabel Allende
2015: The Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline
2016: Up Ghost River, Edmund Metatawabin
2017: Ragged Company, Richard Wagamese
2018: Letters to the Lost, Iona Grey
2019:The Alice Network, Kate Quinn
2020: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek , by Michele Richardson

*When the congregations of Tansley and St Stephen United churches amalgamated in 2019, the book club, which began as Tansley Reads! in 2006, adopted a new name, committing to revisit the decision once a name was chosen for the new congregation.