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.
upcoming online meetings
March 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm
By Marianne Cronin
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Seventeen-year-old Lenni Pettersson lives on the Terminal Ward at the Glasgow Princess Royal Hospital. Though she knows she’s dying, she still has plenty of living to do. Joining the hospital’s arts and crafts class, she meets Margot, an 83-year-old, purple-pajama-wearing, fruitcake-eating rebel, who transforms Lenni in ways she never imagined.
As their friendship blooms, a world of stories opens for these unlikely companions who, between them, have been alive for one hundred years. Lenni and Margot devise a plan to create one hundred paintings showcasing the stories of the century they have lived—stories of love and loss, of courage and kindness, of unexpected tenderness and pure joy.
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot is Marianne Cronin’s debut novel.
Christmas Reading & Gift List
Enjoy this curated list of uplifting and engaging stories for the giving season, courtesy of the Islington Reads Book Club.
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
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, (email@example.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.