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.

spring selections

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
 

May 4 at 2:00 pm Eastern

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.

Abi Daré will be joining us all the way from England! 

The  Spoon Stealer by Lesley Crewe
 

June 8 at 7 pm Eastern

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

Lesley Crewe is a Canadian author based in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and will be joining us!

For both events, we will be requesting that questions for the authors be submitted in advance. Please send your questions to Anne Marriot (anne.marriott@gmail.com) or Beth Pollock (beth.pollock@rogers.com).

Book Suggestions for Lent

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