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Tansley Reads!

Big News about Tansley Reads!

We may be opening an “Afternoon Edition”!
Are you a reader? Have you been wondering about Tansley Reads!? 

Even if you haven’t, think about joining us for an afternoon taste of Tansley’s own book club on 
Thursday September 6th at 2 pm at the church.
We’ll be discussing the 2017-18 winner book, Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey,
using the format that we follow at our evening meetings.
We’ll even be serving refreshments!
If there’s interest in having afternoon meetings, in addition to the evening ones, this will be where they start.
So find a copy of Letters to the Lost (there are likely copies around, since we read it last year), read it (some or all, or even none of it – it’s always up to you), and join us for a book conversation.

Want to know more? 
Ask Janice Hatt, Sue Stephen, Jennifer Brezina or Sheila Young. 
Hope to see you there.
Evening meetings of Tansley Reads! will start on
Monday September 24th at 7 pm
when all interested readers are invited to select the books for both groups for the 2018-19 season.

All are welcome.


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 2018-19 season will be Monday September 24th, 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