Phyllis Watson, Convener 

The Monday Evening Book Club  meets at 7.30 pm the first Monday of the month from October to June,

However, we don't usually meet in January. 

Check out our book list for this season down below.  

Other Club members are always welcome to join our group for these discussions. 


SEPTEMBER, 2016                            MONDAY EVENING BOOK CLUB LIST FOR 2016-17               First Mon. at 7:30 pm

October 3        Life After Life                                                       by Kate Atkinson                                               Anne Dunlop
November 7    Agnes Grey                                                          by Anne Brontë                                                    Céline Kear
December 5    All the Light We Cannot See                              by Anthony Doerr                                                   Ellen Peel
February 6      Madame Bovary                                                   by Gustav Flaubert                                   Catherine Holmes
March 6           Changing Heaven                                                by Jane Urquhart                                         Hilda Wagstaffe
April 3              Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life                                 by Kate Atkinson                                            Phyllis Watson
May 1               The Illegals                                                            by Lawrence Hill                                   Shelagh Marchenski

We thought we should do a French book for a change (Madame Bovary by Flaubert - in English! ). We also thought we should make a nod at least to the Brontës - 2016 being the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë's birth. Hence the choice Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë and Changing Heaven by Jane Urquhart which features Emily's ghost on Haworth Moor! All members are most welcome to come along to our lively discussions.


                                                  MONDAY EVENING BOOK CLUB READING LIST FOR 2015-16

October 5, 2015        Informal discussion of favourite reading done during the summer 

November 2, 2015    The Children Act                                    by Ian McEwan           Catherine Holmes

December 7, 2015 Us Conductors                                           by Sean Michaels       Pat Elliott

February 1, 2016        Etta and Otto and Russel and James by Emma Hooper        Agnes Collins

March 7, 2016            Opening Sky                                           by Joan Thomas          Phyllis Watson

April 4, 2016               Old Filth                                                  by Jane Gardam          Carolyn Hill-Carroll

May 2, 2016                Leaving Tomorrow                                by David Bergen          Lorraine Yphantides

June 6, 2016               Book sharing and exchange



MAY, 2016

On Monday May 2 at 7:30 pm Lorraine Yphantideswill lead our discussion of Leaving Tomorrow  by Winnipeg’s David Bergen.  Just a “heads up” that on Mon. June 6, 2016 we will have our annual  Book Sharing and Exchange.


APRIL, 2016

         We will meet on Monday April 4 at 7:30 pm and will be discussing Old Filth by Jane Gardam.

Any Club member  is welcome at any of our meetings that interest them.

We will also begin planning for next season.  Bring along any suggestions you have.  We won’t make any decisions this month, but we will all look into the books proposed and decide on the list at our May meeting.

          Our book for May 2 will be Leaving Tomorrow by David Bergen. Lorraine Yphantides will lead the discussion.


MARCH, 2016

 On March 7 we will be discussing Opening Sky by Winnipeg author Joan Thomas.

Our April 4th book will be Old Filth by Jane Gardam.

Any club member who isinterested in any of our gatherings is welcome at any time.


 FEBRUARY 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm      

(We don't meet in January.)

Etta and Otto and Russel and James by Emma Hooper will be presented by Agnes Collins at that time.

DECEMBER, 2015  

Us Conductors is presented on Dec. 7 by Pat Elliott at 7:30 pm.

As of September, 2014 the Literary Studies Book Club will be called the Monday Evening Book Club.


We don't meet in September. On Thurs. Oct. 30 we will join the other 3 UWC Book Clubs at the Annual Joint Book Clubs Dinner. 

The Annual fall Book Clubs Dinner will be held on Thursday October 30 at the Club.

The speaker is Marjorie Anderson who co –produced the Dropped Threads anthologies with Carol Shields.  She teaches creative writing at McNally Robinson and has recently produced the novel At The Edge in conjunction with sixteen other writers.

This event is always well–attended by book club members and book lovers.  We look forward to an interesting evening. For more details check under Events: Dinner & Speaker.

                      Marjorie Anderson                                                                                              

                    Marjorie Anderson                                                                                            


Monday Nov. 3    7:30 pm  Murther and Walking Spirits    by Robertson Davies  Presenter:  Phyllis Watson 


Monday Dec. 1    The Love of a Good Woman     by Alice Munro                             Presenter:  Anne Dunlop


Monday Feb. 2    Glengarry School Days   by Ralph Connor                                        Presenter:  Celine Kear


Monday Mar. 2    Harvest   by Jim Crace                                                                 Presenter:  Hilda Wagstaffe


Monday Apr. 6    State of Wonder   by Ann Patchett                                                        Presenter:  Ellen Peel


Monday  May 4   The Orenda   by Joseph Boyden                                                                  Open discussion


Monday June 1    Hidden Gems and Bring-and-Take-a-Book.