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Tansley Reads!


Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Socializing with other readers? Tansley Reads! might suit your interests. We meet at 7:30 on the fourth Monday of every month (Sept – June, except December) to discuss a different book. And there are refreshments!


Our first meeting the 2017-18 season will be Monday September 25th, when we’ll nominate books for the program and select 8 for the year. If you like, please bring one title to nominate and a backup in case of duplications. Even if you don’t have a nomination, come and help select the books for this year.


Each month we’ll rate the book we discuss, and by next June we’ll have a winner to recommend to the congregation. Most of the books we choose are fiction, but we usually include one memoir or biography each year.


A list of past winners are listed below.


If you’d like more details, please contact Sheila Young (, Jennifer Brezina (,

Sue Stephen ( or Janice Hatt (



The Book Selections for 2017/18





October 30


The Light Keeper’s Daughters

Jean E. Pendziwol


November 27

Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Lisa See


January 22

The House of Wives

Simon Choa-Johnston


February 26

Beneath the Wake

Ross Pennie


March 26

Daring to Drive in Saudi

Manal Al-Sharif


April 23

The Child

Fiona Barton


May 28


Letters to the Lost

Iona Grey


June 25

Tides of Honour

Genevieve Graham



Click here for a copy of your Personal Ratings Form

Past winners:
     2007: The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
     2008: The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill
     2009: Clara Callen, Richard Wright
     2010: Good to a Fault, Marina Endicott
     2011: Secret Daughter, Shilpi Somaya Gowda
     2012: Sarah's Key, Tantianan de Rosnay
     2013: Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman
     2014: Island Beneath the Sea, Isabel Allende
     2015: The Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline
     2016: Up Ghost River, Edmund Metatawabin
     2017: Ragged Company, Richard Wagamese