Book Discussion Group

Do you like reading? Do you enjoy discussing what you have read? Meet kindred book lovers at monthly book discussion. New members welcome! Call (905) 836-6492 for more information. Meetings are generally the 2nd Monday of the month, at the Holland Landing branch, occasionally moved to another Monday or Tuesday if conflicting with other events.


 

Next Meeting:  Monday, June 12, 2017, at 7 pm - Doubter's Almanac by Ethan Canin

Monday, July 10, 2017 - Mister Monkey by Francine Prosen

Monday, August 14, 2017 - Book for Living by Will Schwalbe

 "We read to know we are not alone." -  C. S. Lewis

 

2017

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett 
Do Not Say We Have Nothing
by Madeleine Thien 
Nutshell
  by Ian McEwan
A Permanent Member of the Family by Russell Banks
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

2016

A Country Road, a Tree by Jo Baker
The Noise of Time
by Julian Barnes
Did You Ever Have a Family?
by Bill Clegg
Fates and Furies
by Lauren Groff
Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis
Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders by Julianna Baggett
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett 
If I Fall, if I Die by Michael Christie
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
he Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane
Purity
by Jonathan Franzen
Thirteen Ways of Looking - Colum McCann

2015

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut
The Circle
by Dave Eggers
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
I Refuse by Per Petterson
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
The Opening Sky by Joan Thomas
Someone by Alice McDermott
Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

2014 Titles

Bark by Lorrie Moore
Americanah by Chimmanda Ngosi Adichie 
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
Goldengrove by Francine Prose
I Want to Show You More by Jamie Quatro
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Privileges by Jonathan Dee
Son of a Certain Woman by Wayne Johnston
Subtle Bodies by Norman Rush
Sweetland by Michael Crummey
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer

2013 Titles

Arcadia by Lauren Groff
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
Love and Summer by William Trevor
The Neruda Case by Roberto Ampuero
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
Tenth of December by George Saunders
TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

2012 Titles

Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas
The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds
Snowdrops by A.D. Miller
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander 
Why be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeannette Winterson
A World Elsewhere by Wayne Johnston

2011 Titles

The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
The Girl on the Escalator by Jim Nason
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham
Generosity: an Enhancement by Richard Powers
Great House by Nicole Krauss
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

2010 Titles
Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland
Cool Water by Dianne Warren
February by Lisa Moore
Galore by Michael Crummey
The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon
The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide
Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer
Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels 

2009 Titles
Barnacle Love by Anthony De Sa
Be Near Me by Andrew O'Hagan
Breath by Tim Winton
The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt
Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy
In the Bear's House by Bruce Hunter
The Incident Report by Andrea Baillie
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
Tomorrow by Graham Swift

2008 Titles
 The Boys in the Trees by Mary Swan
De Niro's Game by Rawi Hage
The Drowned Lands by Stan Dragland
The Gathering by Anne Enright
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
The Letter Opener by Kyo Maclear
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Mourning Ruby by Helen Dunmore
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson 
Run by Ann Patchett
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

Older Titles
Adultery by Richard B. Wright
Afterimage by Helen Humphreys
Alphabet by Kathy Page
The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler
Any Day Now by Denise Roig
The Archivist by Martha Cooley
The Ash Garden by Dennis Bock
Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman
Break, Blow, Burn by Camille Paglia
The City of Your Final Destination by Peter Cameron
Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright
Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
A Crime in the Neighbourhood by Suzanne Berne
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Deafening by Frances Itani
Dog Years by Mark Doty
Drop City by T.C. Boyle
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
The Fall of Light by Niall Williams
A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies by John Murray
Four Letters of Love by Niall Williams
The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien by Oscar Hijuelos
Galveston by Paul Quarrington
George and Rue by George Elliott Clarke
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Girls by Lori Lansens
Grace Notes by Bernard McLaverty
The Half-Life of Happiness by John Casey
The Heaven of Mercury by Brad Watson
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
Idioglossia by Eleanor Bailey
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaege
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Manuscript of Wailing Mathilda by Christina Kilbourne
March by Geraldine Brooks
The Maytrees by Annie Dillard
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Mrs. Ted Bliss by Stanley Elkin
My Dream of You by Nuala O¹Faolain
The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Night Train by Martin Amis
Nine Horses by Billy Collins
Old School by Tobias Wolff
Only Say the Word by Niall Williams
Open by Lisa Moore
Orchestra of the Lost Steps by Shelley Leedahl
The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman
Project X by Jim Shepard
Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens
The Sea by John Banville
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Sleeping With Schubert by Bonnie Marson
Small Island by Andrea Levy
A Song for Netty Johnson by Gloria Sawai
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunsmore
The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart
Straight Man by Richard Russo
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
Taft by Ann Patchett
Three Junes by Julia Glass
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
The Time In Between by David Bergen
Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill
Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins
The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett
Waiting by Ha Jin
What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt
When I was Young and in My Prime by Alayna Munce
Wild Dogs by Helen Humphries
The Winshaw Legacy by Jonathan Coe