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


Monday January 21, 2019Please choose a work of historical fiction you haven’t read, read it, and report to the group when we meet on January 21. If you have any questions, please email Teresa (

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

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

Baldwin, Shauna Singh

Banner, Catherine

Barnes, Julian

Barnes, Julian

Basu, Diksha

Benjamin, Chloe

Bergen, David

Brittain, Vera

Brooks, Geraldine

Cameron, Claire

Catton, Eleanor

Christie, Michael

Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Dunmore, Helen

Edugyan, Esi

Egan, Jennifer

Endicott, Marina

Freedman, Karyn

Fuller, Alexandra

Galloway, Steven

Gaston, Bill

Goldstein, Jonathan

Gowda, Shilpi Somaya

Gray, Charlotte

Green, John

Hamilton, Ian

Hannah, Kristin

Hawkins, Paula

Heighton, Stephen

Henstra, Sarah

Hicks, Caitlin

Hill, Lawrence

Humphreys, Helen

Humphreys, Helen

Jackson, Joshilyn

Jonasson, Jonas

Joyce, Rachel

Karlinsky, Harry

Kay, Guy Gavriel

Kearsley, Susanna

Khan, Ausuma Zehanat

Kidd, Sue Monk

Kishkan, Theresa

Klein, Naomi

Kondo, Marie

Lee, Harper

Levy, Deborah

Macleod, Alistair

Martel, Yann

McLain, Paula

McMillan, Amber

Moore, Lisa

Nawaz, Zarqa

Orwell, George

Osler, Sanford

Ozeki, Ruth L.

Paetkau, Eric J.

Para, Kathryn

Penny, Louise

Persson Giolito, Malin

Pick, Alison

Redhill, Michael

Robson, Jennifer

Rowell, Rainbow

Saunders, George

Sakamoto, Mark**

Semple, 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

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

*FoWA 2018

**Canada Reads Winner 2018

Fifteen Dogs

Fantasyland : how America went haywire…

The Selector of Souls

The House at the Edge of Night

The Noise of Time

The Sense of An Ending

The Windfall

The Immortalists

The Age of Hope

Testament of Youth


The last neanderthal

The Luminaries

If I Fall, If I Die

What happened

Birdcage walk

Washington Black

Manhattan Beach : a novel

Close to Hugh

One Hour in Paris

Quiet Until the Thaw

The Confabulist

The World

I’ll Seize the Day Tomorrow

The Golden Son

The Promise of Canada: 150 years…

The Fault in our Stars

The Couturier of Milan


Into the Water

The Nightingale Won’t let you Sleep

The red word

The Theory of Expanded Love

The Illegal


The Evening Chorus

The Opposite of Everyone

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed…

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The Stonehenge Letters

River of Stars

A Desperate Fortune

A dangerous crossing *

The Invention of Wings

Euclid’s orchard & other essays

This Changes Everything

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Go Set a Watchman

The Travels of Daniel Ascher


The High Mountains of Portugal

The Paris Wife

The woods: a year on Protection Island


Laughing all the way to the Mosque


Canoe Crossings

A Tale for the Time Being

The Doc’s Side


Glass Houses


Between Gods

Bellevue Square

Goodnight from London

Landline: a novel

Lincoln in the Bardo


Where’d you go, Bernadette

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 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
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    An online book club that anyone can join.
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  • Mostly, we eat!
    A long-running book club that includes recommended reads and advice on starting a book club.