Kipling Book Club

Saskatchewan Book Clubs

Formed March 17, 1995.

The club started out with five members and is now at the maximum of nine. All members are women.

We meet every third Tuesday of the month, except for August and December.

We rotate leader and host positions. The leader and the host are never the same person.

Leading the discussion is easy. After the initial question of  "What did you think of the book?", discussion takes off with only occasional prompting from the leader. Discussions usually last 1½ to 2 hours, sometimes even continuing into lunch.

Everyone suggests a couple of books. Then the secretary ensures that the group accepts at least one of the contributor's suggestions. If someone hasn't had one of their books read nor even suggested for a while, then the secretary would have mentioned this to the club to rectify.

We end with lunch, mainly tea, cheese, crackers, fruit, and something sweet, and either continue the discussion, or talk over future plans, or just talk on other subjects.

The whole evening lasts for about three hours.

Book List

Wicked - Gregory Maguire, January 2008

Stolen - Annette Lapointe, November 2007
No Opportunity Wasted - Phil Keoghan, October 2007
The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards, September 2007
Surfacing - Margaret Atwood, June 2007
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures - Vincent Lam, May 2007
the Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and The Snow Dog - Doris Lessing, April 2007
The Great Pretender - Millenia Black, March 2007
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown, February 2007
The Birth of Venus - Sarah Dunant, January 2007

The Persian Pickle Club - Sandra Dallas, November 2006
The Pilot's Wife - Anita Shreve, October 2006
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books - Azar Nafisi, September 2006
The Cat Who Talked Turkey - Lilian Jackson Braun, July 2006
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides, June 2006
Eve Green - Susan Fletcher, May 2006
Saturday - Ian McEwan, April 2006
We Are Still Here - C. J. Beuhler, March 2006
The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks, February 2006
The Narrows - Alexander C. Irvine, January 2006

Now is the Time to Open Your Heart - Alice Walker, November 2005
Clara Callan - Richard B. Wright, October 2005
Volkswagen Blues - Jacques Poulin, September 2005
Martin Eden - Jack London, July 2005
Swing Low -Miriam Toews, June 2005
Rock Bound - Frank Parker Day, May 2005
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini, April 2005
A Perfect Day - Richard Paul Evans, March 2005
The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon, February 2005
More Joy in Heaven - Morley Callaghan, January 2005

The Song of the Lark - Willa Cather, November 2004
Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold, October 2004
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger, September 2004
Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd, July 2004
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith, June 2004
Out of the Dark - Welwyn Wilton Katz, May 2004
The Russlander - Sandra Birdsell, April 2004
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnet, February 2004
April Raintree - Beatrice Culleton, January 2004

A Student of Weather - Elizabeth Hay, November 2003
Such is My Beloved - Morely Callaghan, October 2003
A Skeleton in God's Closet - Paul L. Maier, September 2003
The Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel, May 2003
Life of Pi - Yann Martel, April 2003
No Night is too Long - Ruth Rendell, March 2003
The Ash Garden - Dennis Bock, February 2003
Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom, January 2003

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, November 2002
Leaving Eden - Ann Chamberlin, October 2002
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck, September 2002
Recipe for Bees - Gail Anderson-Dargatz, June 2002
Green Grass, Running Water - Thomas King, May 2002
Protect and Defend - Richard North Patterson, April 2002
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien, March 2002
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou, February 2002
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant, January 2002

While I Was Gone - Sue Miller, November 2001
Body & Soul - Frank Conroy, October 2001
Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach, September 2001
Chocolat - Joanne Harris, June 2001
The House on Olive Street - Robyn Carr, May 2001
Grampa's Alkali - Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet, April 2001
Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee, March 2001
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek - Annie Dillard, February 2001
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden, January 2001

A Good House - Bonnie Burnard, November 2000
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling, October 2000
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver, September 2000
Forget Me Not - Susan Bowden, June 2000
Where the Heart Is - Billie Letts, May 2000
Midwives - Chris Bohjalian, April 2000
Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt, March 2000
Country of the Heart - Sharon Butala, February 2000
The Underpainter - Jane Urquhart, January 2000

The Rapture of Canaan - Sheri Reynolds, November 1999
The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley, October 1999
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston, June 1999
The Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan, May 1999
The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein - Theodore Roszak, April 1999
Snow in August - Pete Hamill, March 1999
How Green Was My Valley - Richard Llewellyn, February 1999

Crossing to Avalon - Jean Shinoda Bolen, November 1998
God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy, October 1998
Fall On Your Knees - Ann-Marie MacDonald, September 1998
This Present Darkness - Frank Peretti, June 1998
Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison, May 1998
Snow Falling on Cedar - David Guterson, April 1998
Moon Under Her Feet - Clysta Kinstler, March 1998
Lesson in Dying - Ernest J. Gaines, February 1998
Sons and Lovers - D.H. Lawrence, January 1998

Middlemarch - George Eliot, November 1997
The Fifth Sacred Thing - Starhawk, October 1997
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky, September 1997
Through the Deadfall - Barry Kennedy, June 1997
The Englishman's Boy - Guy Vanderhaeghe, May 1997
Tracks - Louise Erdrich, April 1997
Kinds of Love - May Sarton, March 1997
The Piano Man's Daughter - Timothy Findlay, February 1997
The Diviners - Margaret Laurence, January 1997

When Elephants Weep - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy, November 1996
The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende, October 1996
The Cunning Man - Robertson Davies, September 1996
Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield, June 1996
Last of the Curlews - Fred Bodsworth, May 1996
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf, April 1996
The Shipping News - E. Annie Proulx, March 1996
Watched a movie Under the Piano starring Megan Follows, February 1996
Herland - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, January 1996

Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne, November 1995
The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje, October 1995
Riel - Maggie Siggins, September 1995
The Perfection of the Morning - Sharon Butala, June 1995
The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields, May 1995
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte, April 1995

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