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Book Club @ Grace

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 had virtual meetings, to chat about what we were 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 meeting on Zoom.


The Book Selections for 2020/21

September 28 The Heart’s Invisible Furies,  by John Boyne 57.27%
October 26 The Skin We’re In,  by Desmond Cole 48.5%
November 23 The Henna Artist, by Alka Joshi 77.62%
January 25 The Forgotten Home Child, by Genevieve Graham 70.5%
February 22 News of the World, a Novel, by Paulette Files 73.13%
March 22 The German House, by Annette Hess 71.58%
April 22 Sold on a Monday, by Kristina McMorris 64.54%
May 31 Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng


Personal Rating Chart                                          Book Club Rating Guide

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.