Women's Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland

 BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS

 

GENERAL INFORMATION 

 

SPECIFIC INFORMATION  ABOUT THESE GROUPS AND THEIR CURRENT ACTIVITIES

CAN BE FOUND  BY CLICKING ON THESE LINKS 

MOSTLY FICTION DISCUSSION GROUP             NONFICTION DISCUSSION GROUP 

 

Books and more books 

 

 

MOSTLY FICTION GROUP

NONFICTION GROUP

WHAT WE READ

The books we read are usually recently published novels,

but  other types of books are sometimes chosen as well,

such as classics, biographies, memoirs, and some non-

fiction.

WHAT WE READ

We read nonfiction books in a wide varieties of subjects,

such as history, art, music, health, travels, social matters,

psychology.  Biographies and memoirs are popular.  

WHERE AND WHEN WE MEET 

There are two subgroups, with choice of which to attend.

One meets on the second Tuesday of the month, the other

on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Both meetings are

held at 2:00 p.m. at the Marjorie Mews Library.

WHERE AND WHEN WE MEET

Meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month,

at 2:00 p.m. at the Marjorie Mews Library.

 

                           CLICK HERE FOR THE  2013-2014   SCHEDULE FOR  THE BOOK DISCUSSIONS OF BOTH GROUPS  

OTHER MEETINGS  DURING THE YEAR

A  joint Christmas Party is held for members of all the groups.

A  joint  "Meet the Author" meeting is scheduled whenever the author of the book under discussion can come and join

in our discussion.  

THE BOOK SELECTION PROCESS

The Mostly Fiction group holds an ANNUAL POT LUCK AND

BOOK  SELECTION evening event in early June.  Members

present the books they are nominating, and a vote is

taken. 

THE BOOK SELECTION PROCESS

Members bring the books they are nominating to the April

meeting. The vote on the titles is taken at the June

meeting.

 

BOOK SELECTION CRITERIA   (THE SAME FOR BOTH GROUPS)

Members are asked to submit titles for the books they wish to nominate for the following year's reading list to the group's Convenor.  

The member must have read the book(not  just relied on a prize or a review); the book must cost less than $20, which in most cases means it

must be available in paperback.  Members are asked to provide the title, and to indicate whether the book is available in the local libraries, at local bookstores and/or as an e-book.  The convenor for the group collates the nominations and organizes the election. 

 

When considering a title to nominate,  it may be helpful to check the list of books previously read by the groups : 

MOSTLY FICTION PREVIOUS BOOKS LIST  (1992-2013):   

      NONFICTION  PREVIOUS BOOK LIST  (2003-2013):

                                             

                                                                             Draft updated April 9, 2014  | djm


 

 

 

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  • Coming SoonCalendar (pdf)
    Download this to have a printable summary of our reading plan for 2012 - 2013. It will not be updated during the year. Changes will be announced on the website. This calendar includes all three 'fiction' groups and the nonfiction group. 

 

  • Mostly Fiction Book Lists
    Books read since 1992 in the Mostly Fiction groups.
    • pdf file (1992 - 2013)
      You can download and print this file, as long as you have Adobe Reader.
    • Word document (1992 - 2013)
      You can adapt this file to your own purposes.
  • Nonfiction Book Lists
    Books read since 2003 in the Nonfiction group.
    • pdf file - Alphabetically by author
      You can download and print this file, as long as you have Adobe Reader.
    • Word document - Alphabetically by author
      You can adapt this file to your own purposes.
    • pdf file - Alphabetically by title
      You can download and print this file, as long as you have Adobe Reader.
    • Word document - Alphabetically by title
      You can adapt this file to your own purposes.

Last updated 2013-09-10 | dbr