Our history...
What we've read and when we read it...
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2017
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
5 November Susan Susan Ragged Company (Richard Wagamese)
29 September Des and Katrina Des Staking Claims to a Continent (James Laxer)
19 August Phil and Robbie Phil M. Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words (Malka Marom)
1 April Lesley Lesley Commonwealth (Ann Patchett)
18 February Robbie and Phil Robbie Waiting for Gertrude (Bill Richardson)
14 January Katrina and Des Katrina Fifteen Dogs (Andre Alexis)
2016
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
25 November Phil and Roz Phil No Relation (Terry Fallis)
14 October Susan Susan Sweetland (Michael Crummey)
2 September Katrina and Des Roz The Ice Child (Camilla Lackberg)
14 May Lesley Phil Murder of the Century (or any other book by) (Paul Collins)
9 April Des and Katrina Des Clearing in the west (Nellie McClung)
5 March Lesley Lesley The Burgess Boys (Elizabeth Strout)
29 January Robbie and Phil Phil M. Crow Lake (Mary Lawson)
2015
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
6 December Aeolian Hall, then Robbie and Phil's Roz A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens, acted by John Huston)
25 October Susan Susan Burial Rites (Hannah Kent)
19 September Katrina and Des Katrina The Green Road (Anne Enright)
19 June Lesley Lesley The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
22-24 May Thornbury Robbie Ellen in Pieces (Caroline Adderson)
17 April Des and Katrina Des Excerpts from the Diary of (Samuel Pepys)
6 March Roz and Phil Roz Any book or short story by (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
23 January Roz and Phil Phil Any recent reading
2014
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
5 December Susan Susan Bear ( Marian Engel)
1 November Phil and Roz Phil My Struggle, Book 1 (A death in the Family) ( Karl Ove Knausgård)
14 September Lesley Lesley A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (Marina Lewycka)
30 June Katrina and Des Katrina Anything by David Sedaris
23 May Susan Susan The Film Club (David Gilmour)
4 April Roz and Phil Roz How Music Works (David Byrne)
28 February Des and Katrina Desmond The Commitments (Roddy Doyle)
17 January Lesley Everybody Any current reading
2013
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
29 November Susan Susan The Submission (Amy Waldman)
25 October Roz and Phil Roz Life After Life (Kate Atkinson)
13 September Katrina and Des Katrina The Round House (Louise Erdrich)
7 June Lesley Lesley 419 (Will Ferguson)
26 April Phil and Roz Phil The Lake of Dreams (Kim Edwards)
1 March Desmond and Katrina Desmond Poems (Earle Birney) (alternatively, his novel 'Turvey')
1 February Susan Susan Flight Behavior (Barbara Kingsolver)
2012
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
15 December Roz and Phil Phil The Inconvenient Indian (Thomas King)
16 November Susan All Any current reading (special guest - Cornelia)
28 September Lesley Lesley The Cat's Table (Michael Ondaatje)
22 June Katrina and Des Katrina Under the Glacier (or any other work by Halldór Laxness)
27 April Susan Susan The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes)
2 March Roz and Phil Roz Chanda's Secrets (Allan Stratton)
27 January Eva Eva The Morville Hours (Katherine Swift)
2011
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
9 December Lesley Lesley The Sentimentalists (Johanna Skibsrud)
28 October Ted and Cornelia Ted Good Old Neon (David Foster Wallace)
30 September Lesley Everybody Summer's best read (any author)
24 July Roz and Phil None Informal evening, farewell to Pat and Terri
29 April Lesley Lesley The Cellist of Sarajevo (Steven Galloway)
13 March Ted and Cornelia Ted Selected essays from 'Readings' (Sven Birkerts)
4 February Terri and Pat Terri Room (Emma Donoghue)
2010
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
12 December Cornelia --- No book - social event and gift exchange
26 November Kathryn Kathryn The Winter Vault (Anne Michaels)
22 October Susan Susan The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls)
17 September Roz and Phil Roz The Mistress of Nothing (Kate Pullinger)
18-19 June Kimberley Phil Any current reading
21 May Lesley Eva Infidel (Ayaan Hirsi Ali)
30 April Pat and Terri Pat Unaccustomed Earth (Jhumpa Lahiri)
27 March Lesley Lesley Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
12 February Ted and Cornelia Ted How Jesus Became Christian (Barrie Wilson)
2009
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
13 December Cornelia and Ted Cornelia A New Earth; Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Eckhart Tolle)
6 November Terri and Pat Terri Too Much Happiness (Alice Munro)
18 October Stratford All Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare)
26 September Roz and Phil All Recent reading
14 June Gibbons Park Susan White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)
17 April Phil and Roz Phil The Uncommon Reader (Alan Bennett)
13 March Eva Eva Impressionist Quartet (Jeffrey Meyers)
or The Judgement of Paris (Ross King)
6 February Roz and Phil Roz When Will There Be Good News (Kate Atkinson)
2008
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
5 December Pat and Terri Pat The Moviegoer (Walker Percy)
31 October Ted and Cornelia Ted In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts (Gabor Mate)
19 September Lesley Lesley The Sea Lady (Margaret Drabble)
9-10 May Kimberley Terri Jitters (David French)
28 March Cornelia and Ted Cornelia On Beauty (Zadie Smith)
22 February Terri and Pat Susan and Terri Movie night: Two Days in Paris; Riding Alone for a Thousand Miles
11 January Susan Susan Musicophilia (Oliver Sacks)
2007
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
2 November Eva Eva Perfume (Patrick Suskind)
21 September Maureen Maureen The Birth House (Ami McKay)
22 June Roz and Phil Roz Dancing in the Streets (Barbara Ehrenreich)
11 May Pat and Terri Pat Brick Lane (Monica Ali)
30 March Cornelia and Ted Lesley Suite Francaise (Irene Nemirovsky)
9 February Lesley Ted Animal Wife, or Reindeer Moon
(Elizabeth Marshall Thomas)
2006
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
8 December Terri and Pat Terri Runaway (Alice Munro)
3 November Cornelia and Ted Cornelia Risk Everything (George F. Walker)
15 September Paul and Carrie Paul Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
16-18 June Kimberley Susan The Time Traveller's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
19 May Maureen Maureen Hanna's Diary (Hanna Spencer)
(Hanna and her editor Carlotta joined us)
10 March Phil Phil The Meaning of Everything (Simon Winchester)
(or substitute his 'The Professor and the Madman')
10 February Pat and Terri Pat Writers on Artists (Daniel Halpern) + lots of slides
6 January Lesley Lesley Never let me go (Kazuo Ishaguro)
2005
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
18 November Carrie and Paul Carrie Blink (Malcolm Gladwell)
14 October Ted and Cornelia Ted Fortress of Solitude (Jonathan Lethem)
26 July Terri and Pat Terri The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
17-20 June Kimberley Cornelia The Eros of Everyday Life (Susan Griffin)
18 May UWO picnic/Paul and Carrie Paul Birthday Letters (Ted Hughes)
22 April Maureen Maureen Hey Nostradamus (Douglas Coupland)
25 February Susan Susan Disgrace (JM Coetzee)
21 January Phil Phil Waking Raphael (Leslie Forbes)
2004
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
3 December Ted and Cornelia Ted The Koran
29 October Pat and Terri Pat Bel Canto (Ann Patchett)
24 September Surbhi Lesley A recipe for Bees (Gail Anderson-Dargatz) or
The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd) or other bee books
11-13 June Kimberley Carrie Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
16 April Lesley Terri Property (Valerie Martin)
5 March Roz and Phil Surbhi A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
30 January Cornelia and Ted Cornelia Ever Loving (Margaret Hollingsworth)
2003
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
12 December Roz and Phil Paul Karl Marx (Francis Wheen)
31 October Terri and Pat Terri Bound Feet and Western Dress: a Memoir (Pang-Mei Chang)
26 September Lesley Pat Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
? Ted and Cornelia? Ted? Independence Day (Richard Ford)
27 June Susan Phil The Vinland Saga
23 May Cornelia and Ted Lesley The Navigator of New York (Wayne Johnson)
28 March Lesley Carrie Stuffed (P. Volk)
14 February Paul and Carrie Ted Glory Boy and other childrens' stories (Ted Goodden et al.)
17 January Susan's Susan Unless (Carol Shields)
2002
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
6 December Roz and Phil All Christmas readings (various authors)
8 November Ted and Cornelia Cornelia Anne Frank's Diary
4 October Pat and Terri Paul John Lennon biographies (various authors)
31 May Lesley Susan Travel books (various authors)
19 April Paul and Carrie Phil Master of None - the Story of Me Life (Ben Wicks)
1 March Cornelia and Ted ? Roz White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
25 January Susan Cornelia The Breadwinner (YA novel) (Deborah Ellis)
2001
Date Location Chosen by Title (Author)
14 December Roz and Phil All Christmas poems (meeting finished early for Roz's birthday party)
9 November Terri and Pat Susan Bobos in Paradise (David Brooks)
28 September Cornelia and Ted All any summer reading (various authors)
13 July Susan J. Berry? Colony of Unrequited Dreams (Wayne Johnson)
27 April Roz and Phil Ted The Hidden Lives of Dogs (Elizabeth Marshall Thomas)
24 March Pat and Terri Ted No Logo (Naomi Klein)
3 February Cornelia and Ted - First planning meeting