Titles Read by the Members by Month

January (64)

  • A. Reader’s choice — Any book
    • Refuge by J.J. Blacklocke (AD)
    • Gemstones, Elves, and Other Insidious Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge (AD)
    • Hunting by Stars by Cherie Dimaline (AD)
    • Shipped by Amy Hockman (AD)
    • Forgotten by MR Forbes (AD)
    • Forsaken by MR Forbes (AD)
    • Unforgiven by MR Forbes (AD)
    • In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren (AD)
    • Survival Game from Gary Gibson (CaG)
    • Web of Eyes by Jaime Castle and Rhett C Bruno (TK)
    • The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (TK)
    • Talking to Canadians by Rick Mercer (CA)
    • The Real Anthony Fauci by Robert F Kennedy Jr (CA)
    • I Stand for Canada: The Story of the Maple Leaf Flag by Rick Archbold (CA)
    • Wish You Were Here by Terry Stevens (CA)
    • Unless by Carol Shields (CA)
    • The Good Mother by Sue Miller (CA)
    • Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarity (CA)
    • Deep House by Thomas King (CA)
    • Making Space, Clutter Free by Tracy McCubbin (CA)
  • B. Category: Renewal / Fresh takes
    • Any book that has been adapted into or from TV or movies
      • Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin (WAS)
      • The Case of the Velvet Claws by Erle Stanley Gardner (PS)
      • The Case of the Sulky Lady by Erle Stanley Gardner (PS)
      • The Case of the Lucky Legs by Erle Stanley Gardner (PS)
      • The Coroner by Matt Hall (CA)
      • The Redeemed by Matt Hall (CA)
      • The Disappeared by Matt Hall (CA)
      • Something to Hide, by Elizabeth George (CA)
      • The Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves (CA)
      • 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie (CA)
      • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (CA)
      • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (CA)
      • Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon (CA)
      • Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon (CA)
      • Go Tell the Bees That I am Gone by Diana Gabaldon (CA)
      • This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (TK)
    • Any self-help book (resolutions, change)
      • The Clutter Remedy by Marla Stone (KT)
      • Small Apartment Hacks by Jenna Mahoney (KT)
      • The Minimalist House by Joshua Becker (KT)
      • Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organising and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (KT)
      • Organized Enough by Amanda Sullivan (KT)
      • Making Space, Clutter Free by Tracey McCubbin (KT)
      • The Home Edit by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin (KT)
      • The Home Edit Life by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin (KT)
      • Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty (AD)
      • 25 Fun Things to do for your Neighbours by Paul Mason (AD)
      • 168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam (AD)
      • Craft in the Real World by Matthew Salesses (AD)
      • Dowser Companion Cookbook by Meghan Ciana Doidge (AD)
    • Any book with personal renewal as a theme
      • The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson (CM)
  • C. Challenge books
    • A book about health and wellness
      • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (CM)
      • Daring Greatly by Brenee Brown (CA)
      • Limitless by Jim Kwik (CA)
    • A book that’s a coming-of-age story
      • Sisters of War by Lana Korchik (TK)
      • Forgotten by M.R. Forbes (AD)
      • The Rose Code by Kate Quinn (AH)
      • Shadowborn by Moira Katson (ST)
      • Shadowforged by Moira Katson (ST)
      • Shadow’s End by Moira Katson (ST)
      • Shadow’s Reach by Moira Katson (ST)
      • My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell (LM)
      • Birds, Beasts and Relatives by Gerald Durrell (LM)
      • Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell (LM)
      • Scar Island by Dan Gemeinheart (CA)

February

  • A. Reader’s choice — Any book
    • Danger in Numbers by Heather Graham (WAS)
    • A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell (WAS)
    • From Doon with Death by Ruth Rendell (WAS)
    • A New Lease on Death by Ruth Rendell (WAS)
    • The Hidden Palace by Helene Wecker (AD)
    • Unplugged by Gordon Korman (AD)
    • Hollidaze by Christine Lauren (AD)
    • The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren (AD)
    • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (AD)
    • Storm of Visions by Christina Dodd (AD)
    • Blood Vow by JR Ward (AD)
    • How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams (AD)
    • The End of Men by Christina Sweeny-Baird (AD)
    • Rabbits by Terry Miles (AD)
    • The Virgin Replay by Lauren Blakely (AD)
    • Princess Celestia and the Summer Waves (RA)
    • Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon (RA)
    • A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto (TK)
    • The Ballerinas by Rachel Kapelke-Dale (TK)
    • Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters / Barbara Mertz (LM)
    • The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters / Barbara Mertz (LM)
    • The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters / Barbara Mertz (LM)
    • 8 Perfect Hours by Lia Louis (SuB)
    • The Secret of Snow by Viola Shipman (SuB)
    • Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue (SuB)
    • Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan (CA)
    • Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood (CA)
    • Blood Ties by Barbara Fradkin (CA)
    • Evil Behind that Door by Barbara Fradkin (CA)
    • The Fall Guy by Barbara Fradkin (CA)
    • The Vanished Days by Susanna Kearsley (CA)
    • Three Wishes, by Liane Moriarity (CA)
    • Infinite by Brian Freeman (CA)
    • Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss (CA)
    • Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon (CA)
    • Deck the Donuts by Ginger Bolton (CA)
    • Cheat Day by Liv Stratman (CA)
    • The Distinguished Guest by Sue Miller (CA)
    • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jemison (TK)
    • The Ruin by Dervla McTeirnan (TK)
    • The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish (AR)
    • The Quality of Life Report by Meghan Daum (KT)
    • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (KT)
    • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (KT)
    • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (KT)
    • Shadow Boxing and Other Bizarre Adventures of a Blind Girl by J.L. Higgins (AH)
    • Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz (LC)
  • B. Category — Non-fiction
    • Biography
      • Year of Yes by Shondra Rhimes (AD)
      • The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman (TK)
      • Clanlands Almanac by Sam Hueghen and Gavin MacTavish (CA)
      • All of Me by Anne Murray (CA)
      • All About Me! by Mel Brooks (KT)
    • Self-help
      • How to Change by Katy Milkman (CA)
    • Any non-fiction
      • Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age by Annalee Newitz (AD)
      • The Heirloom Gardener by John Forti (LM)
      • Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life by James W. Daschuk (SuB)
      • The Divergent Mind by Jenara Nerenberg (TK)
  • C. Challenge books
    • Red Comet
      • x
    • How the Word is Passed
      • x
    • Non-fiction about nature
      • You Grow Girl (LM)
      • Heartbeat of Trees by German Peter Wohlleben (CA)
      • The Kinfolk Garden by John Burns (KT)
    • Book by author that shares your initials
      • Roar by Cecelia Ahern (CA)
      • Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern (CA)
      • The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern (CA)
      • Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz (AH)

March

  • A. Reader’s choice — Any book
    • x
  • B. Category — Mystery
  • C. Challenge books
    • Involving a library or bookstore
      • x
    • The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock by Edward White
      • x
    • Any collaborative book written by more than one author (NOT separate stories / essays / editor)

April

  • A. Reader’s choice — Any book
    • x
  • B. Category — History-ish
    • Any historical fiction set before 1972 (i.e., > 50 years)
      • x
    • Any NF book about events before 1972
      • x
  • C. Challenge books
    • Any book that you “should have read” in school
      • x
    • Any book translated from another language
      • x
    • Any book set before World War I
      • x

May

  • A. Reader’s choice — Any book
    • x
  • B. Category — Decades — Set between 1990 and 2010
    • x
  • C. Challenge books
    • Set in the decade you were born or 1980s
      • x
    • Any audiobook
      • x

June

  • A. Reader’s choice — Any book
    • x
  • B. Category — Community, Racialized groups
    • x
  • C. Challenge books
    • Mother for Dinner by Shalom Alexander
      • x
    • Person from LGBTQ+ as main character
      • x
    • Person with disability as main character
      • x

July

  • A. Reader’s choice — Any book
    • x
  • B. Category — Canada
    • Set in Canada
      • x
    • Canadian author
      • x
  • C. Challenge books
    • ScotiaBank Giller nominee
      • x
    • Governor General’s award
      • x
    • Local independent bookstore
      • x

August

  • A. Reader’s choice — Any book
    • x
  • B. Category — Award-winner
    • National Book Award
      • x
    • Pulitzer
      • x
    • Man Booker
      • x
    • Agatha
      • x
    • Shamus
      • x
    • Macavity
      • x
    • Edgar
      • x
    • Hammett
      • x
    • Hugo
      • x
    • Arthur C. Clarke
      • x
    • Bram Stoker
      • x
    • Nebula
      • x
    • Governor General’s
      • x
    • Gillis
      • x
    • Other
      • x
  • C. Challenge books
    • Colour, Country, Animal or Food in the title
      • x
    • The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Jennifer Croft)
      • x
    • The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
      • x

September

  • A. Reader’s choice — Any book
    • x
  • B. Category — Different Worlds
    • Time/History
      • x
    • Space/Underwater
      • x
    • Other
      • x
  • C. Challenge books
    • Set in a foreign country
      • x
    • Book with map in the front
      • x
    • Book about science (fiction or fiction)
      • x

October

  • A. Reader’s choice — Any book
    • x
  • B. Category — Women
    • Female author in your TBR pile
      • x
    • Inspiration for women
      • x
    • Female lead
      • x
  • C. Challenge books
    • Debut novel by a female author
      • x
    • Book that everyone is talking about
      • x

November

  • A. Reader’s choice — Any book
    • x
  • B. Category — Best Sellers
    • On the NY Times list in 2022
      • x
    • On the Chapters Indigo list in 2022
      • x
  • C. Challenge books
    • On the NY Times list as of November 1
      • x
    • Book that is > #3 in a series (4+
      • x

December

  • A. Reader’s choice — Any book
    • x
  • B. Category — Recent
    • Published in 2019
      • x
    • Published in 2020
      • x
    • Published in 2021
      • x
  • C. Challenge books
    • Published in 2022
      • x
    • Read by another member in 2022
      • x
    • Recommended by a friend in 2022
      • x
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