islington reads

Islington Reads book club is open to all ages, genders and identities and to members and non-members of Islington United Church. 

Islington Reads offers participants the opportunity to read some great books and connect with other readers in a meaningful way.

summer reading list

spring selections

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
 

May 4

The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself.

The  Spoon Stealer by Lesley Crewe
June 8
 

The Spoon Stealer is a classic Crewe book: full of humour, family secrets, women’s friendship, lovable animals, and immense heart.

Book Suggestions for Lent

author visits

June 2021: An interview with Lesley Crewe, author of The Spoon Stealer

May 2021: An interview with Abi Daré, author of The Girl with the Louding Voice

January 2021: An interview with Rachel McMillan, author of The London Restoration

Previous books

January 2021: The London Restoration by Robin McMillan

October 2020: The Wide Circumference of Love by Marita Golden

August 2020: Have You Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde

July 2020: Let Me Be Like Water by SK Perry

Where to find books

Books are available for purchase from A Novel Spot Bookshop located in the Humbertown Shopping Centre at 270 The Kingsway. You can order books by calling the store at 416-233-2665 or visiting their website at novelspot.ca. Curbside pickups are available, as are deliveries in the M8 and M9 postal code areas for orders over $50. Books may also be available from other booksellers.

 

WHAT IS THE COST?

There is no cost to participate in the Islington Reads book club. Books can be purchased at A Novel Spot Bookshop in Humbertown Plaza.

If you don’t wish to purchase the books, or aren’t in a financial position to do so, you can still participate. The church library has purchased a limited number of copies of the books and is making them available for lending. Please contact Anne Marriott, the church librarian, (anne.marriott@gmail.com; 416-234-0796) to reserve a copy.

These books may also be available as ebooks through your local library or a partner library. Check online to find out.

more information

If you want more information or have questions, we invite you to contact one of our committee members:

Anne Marriott: anne.marriott@gmail.com

Registration