RSVP's open on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Hey hey Readers! It's Canada Reads time!
As a Canadian book club, I'm proud that our little gang has embraced the CBC Canada Reads series as a regular feature.
The theme for 2014 is "What is the one novel that could change Canada?".
Since there are 5 books, we won't be assigning one book in particular for our meeting. Instead, we ask that you read whichever (and as many) of the 5 selected books as you can/want, and we'll have a general discussion about the books, Canada Reads in general, and our thoughts on which book we think will win!
The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood - Defended by Stephen Lewis
The Orenda, by Joseph Boyden - Defended by Wab Kinew
Half-Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan - Defended by Donovan Bailey
Cockroach, by Rawi Hage - Defended by Samantha Bee
Annabel, by Kathleen Winter - Defended by Sarah Gadon
This year the Canada Reads broadcast will begin on the night of our meetup, so we'll celebrate the launch together!
If the RSVP list is full don't hesitate to jump on the waiting list. You'll be surprised how fast the list turns over as the big day approaches (especially the last 24hrs!). So if you DO wind up on the waiting list you'd better keep your calender clear.
Just a brief note on our methods and madness:
The point of choosing more then one book is to engage as many different tastes as possible. The added bonus is that it gives us a platform for discussion - which is why the books we choose are always thematically similar.
We don't expect you to always have the time to read both monthly book selections. You can rest assured that our conversations are so deliciously booky in general, that you really only need to be a lover of the written word to find something to get down and dirty with.
That said, its entirely up to you how much you're going to be bothered by spoilers, or discussion about books you haven't read, because we don't hold back! [aka: SPOILER ALERT]
So if you want to come out - even if you haven't read the books - by all means c'mon out! Even folks who haven't read any of the books on offer that month at all have left having had a great time!
* All of our books are chosen as a collective at each meeting. We're like the Borg that way.