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Tansley Reads

Are you a member of Tansley?  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 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 Keeperès 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
2018: Letters to the Lost, Iona Grey