Book Clubs

Historical fiction Book Club

Teresa Eckford, Sechelt Library Staff member and Historical Fiction aficionado, guides the group.

  • A friendly once-a-month gathering to discuss works of historical fiction.
  • The Historical Fiction Book Club meets the 3rd Monday of the month (Sept to Nov ; Jan to May) from 1:30 til 3:00pm in the Community Room.
  • Please register in advance by contacting the library at 604-885-3260 or


Mon Sept 16 2019At the edge of the Orchard, Tracy Chevalier   (title / author details)
Mon Oct 21 2019To defy a King, Elizabeth Chadwick (title / author details)

Previous discussions:

City of Women by David Gillham (Oct 2017) ; The Winter Palace: a novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak (Nov 2017) ; The Stonhenge Letters by Harry Karlinsky (Jan 2018) ; The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B  by Sandra Gulland (Feb 2018) ; The Emperor’s Spy by M.C. Scott (Mar 2018); Sarum – Part I by Edward Rutherfurd (Apr 2018); Sarum – Part II by Edward Rutherfurd ( May 2018); Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson (Sept 2018); Helena by Evelyn Waugh (Oct 2018); River of Darkness by Rennie Airth (Nov 2018); Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani (Feb 2019), Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (Mar 2019), The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (Apr 2019), An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris (May 2019)

Men’s Book Club

  • A friendly once-a-month gathering to discuss your favourite books – fiction…non-fiction…biographies…it’s about ideas!
  • The Men’s Book Club meets the 2nd Thursday of the month from 1:30 til 3:30pm in the Community Room.
  • Please register in advance by contacting the library at 604-885-3260 or

Book Club Looking for New Members

  • Meets 4th Wednesday of each month at 1:15 pm
  • For more information please contact Barbara at 604-885-5076 or email

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Book Club Titles @ SPL

Book Club titles are available to everybody, but are especially handy for book clubs as we own multiple copies.

  • Book Club Titles – more coming soon

Alexis, Andre

Andersen, Kurt

Banner, Catherine

Barnes, Julian

Barnes, Julian

Basu, Diksha

Benjamin, Chloe

Bergen, David

Boyagoda, Randy

Brittain, Vera

Brooks, Geraldine

Cameron, Claire

Christie, Michael

Clark, Krystin

Clegg, Bill

Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Dunmore, Helen

Edugyan, Esi

Egan, Jennifer

Endicott, Marina

Freedman, Karyn

Fuller, Alexandra

Gaston, Bill

Giese, Rachel

Goldstein, Jonathan

Gowda, Shilpi Somaya

Gray, Charlotte

Green, John

Greer, Andrew Sean

Hamilton, Ian

Hannah, Kristin

Hawkins, Paula

Hay, Elizabeth

Heighton, Stephen

Henstra, Sarah

Hicks, Caitlin

Hill, Lawrence

Humphreys, Helen

Humphreys, Helen

Jackson, Joshilyn

Jonasson, Jonas

Joyce, Rachel

Karlinsky, Harry

Kay, Guy Gavriel

Khan, Ausuma Zehanat

Kidd, Sue Monk

Kishkan, Theresa

Kondo, Marie

Lee, Harper

Levy, Deborah

Macleod, Alistair

Martel, Yann

McLeod, Darrel

McMillan, Amber

Moore, Lisa

Nawaz, Zarqa

Obama, Michelle

Orwell, George


Ozeki, Ruth L.

Para, Kathryn

Penny, Louise

Persson Giolito, Malin

Pottle, Adam

Redhill, Michael

Robinson, Eden

Robson, Jennifer

Rowell, Rainbow

Saunders, George

Sakamoto, MarSemple, Maria

Simonds, Merilyn

Singer, Judy Reene

Sloan, Robin

Smith, Annabel

Sullivan, J. Courtney

Thapa, Manjushree

Tokarczuk, Olga

Toorpakai, Maria

Turner, Chris

Uppal, Priscilla

Urquhart, Jane

Veletzos, Roxanne

Vermette, Katherena

Wagamese, Richard

Wagamese, Richard

Watt-Cloutier, Sheila

Ware, Ruth

Westover, Tara

White, Frank

Wingate, Lisa

Winman, Sarah

Winston, Mark L.

Winter, Kathleen

Woodward, Bob

*SC FoWA 2019

**Canada Reads Winner 2018

Fifteen Dogs

Fantasyland : how America went haywire…

The House at the Edge of Night

The Noise of Time

The Sense of An Ending

The Windfall

The Immortalists

The Age of Hope

Original Prin*

Testament of Youth


The last neanderthal

If I Fall, If I Die

Grateful Jar Project

Did you ever have a family : a novel

What happened

Birdcage walk

Washington Black

Manhattan Beach : a novel

Close to Hugh

One Hour in Paris

Quiet Until the Thaw

The World

Boys : what it means to become a man*

I’ll Seize the Day Tomorrow

The Golden Son

The Promise of Canada: 150 years…

The Fault in our Stars

Less (2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner)

The Couturier of Milan


Into the Water

All things consoled*

The Nightingale Won’t let you Sleep

The red word

The Theory of Expanded Love

The Illegal

The Evening Chorus

Machine Without Horses

The Opposite of Everyone

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed…

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The Stonehenge Letters

River of Stars

A dangerous crossing

The Invention of Wings

Euclid’s orchard & other essays

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Go Set a Watchman

The Travels of Daniel Ascher


The High Mountains of Portugal

Mamaskatch : a Cree coming of age*

The woods: a year on Protection Island


Laughing all the way to the Mosque



Where the Crawdads Sing

A Tale for the Time Being


Glass Houses



Bellevue Square

Trickster drift*

Goodnight from London

Landline: a novel

Lincoln in the Bardo


Breakfast at the Exit Cafe

In the shadow of Alabama : a novel

Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore

Whiskey & Charlie

Saints for all Occasions

All of us in our own Lives

Flights (Man Booker Prize 2018 Winner!)

A Different Kind of Daughter

War on Science


The Night Stages

The Girl they left Behind

The Break

Medicine Walk


The Right to be Cold

The woman in Cabin 10


Milk Spills and One Log Loads

Before we were yours

When God was a Rabbit

Bee Time:  Lessons from the Hive


Fear : Trump in the White House


Starting Your Own Book Club?

Visit the links below for information on how to get your own book club going:

  • NoveList
    Includes book reviews, read-alikes, author biographies and discussion questions.
  • GoodReadsIncludes reader reviews, trivia, reading lists, etc.  You can choose to sign up and share book lists.
  • BookClubs.caFocuses on Canadian titles and includes reading guides, information about author events, and books in the news.
    An online book club that anyone can join.
  • Oprah’s Book Club
    Includes recommended book lists, author interviews and more.
    Includes reviews, previews, stories behind the books, author interviews, reading guides, and more.
  • Mostly, we eat!
    A long-running book club that includes recommended reads and advice on starting a book club.