What we're about

Welcome to the Surrey Book Club! We are a very social book club and look forward meeting new members.

The Book Club will meet at minimum once a month, usually on the first Monday of the month. Occasionally, we will have a second book or event during the month.

The primary format will be fiction and memoirs. From time to time I will announce other formats/topics/movies/meet-ups. Members, please feel free to message me with suggestions or requests.

What you can expect when we meet up: This is a casual and social group. The month's book is discussed and reviewed with all members sharing thoughts and insights. The conversation flows naturally, and we take time to get to know each other. We typically meet at a restaurant and our group members do order food and drink. Don't worry if you haven't read or completed the book; you're still welcome to attend.

Upcoming events (2)

Fiction: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Royal Oak Restaurant


The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden do not bloom. Pecola's life does change- in painful, devastating ways.
What its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child's yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment. The Bluest Eye remains one of Toni Morrisons's most powerful, unforgettable novels- and a significant work of American fiction.


If you wish to attend and don't use PayPal, you may send an e-transfer to the organizer. Please send me a message to collect the e-transfer details.

Memoir: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Online event


In this poignant, hilarious and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood's most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder and Catch, reveals how saying YES changed her life - and how it can change yours too. With three hit shows on television and three children at home, Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say no when invitations arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No. And to an introvert like Shonda, who describes herself as 'hugging the walls' at social events and experiencing panic attacks before press interviews, there was a particular benefit to saying no: nothing new to fear. Then came Thanksgiving 2013, when Shonda's sister Delorse muttered six little words at her: You never say yes to anything. Profound, impassioned and laugh-out-loud funny, in Year of Yes Shonda Rhimes reveals how saying YES changed - and saved - her life. And inspires readers everywhere to change their own lives with one little word: Yes.


Location to be determined based on current health guidelines.

If you wish to attend and don't use PayPal, you may send an e-transfer to the organizer. Please send me a message to collect the e-transfer details.

Past events (91)

Business: Self-Help Getting Past No by William Ury

Royal Oak Restaurant


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