Book Club

The Kelowna Yacht Club’s book club is a reading group that reads and discusses the latest novels and old favourites. Every month a new book is selected based around a topic or theme.

Enjoy food and drinks in the Member Lounge while discussing the month’s selected book.

2nd Thursday of the month

6:00 PM | Dinner in the Member Lounge (optional)
7:00 – 9:30 PM | Book Discussion

 

May book: “Educated” by Tara Westover

Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in the classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school…

 

See what’s next in line…

 

June book: “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet” by Jamie Ford

An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut that explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle era during World War II, and the depths ad longing of deep-heart love…

 

July book: “Beartown” by Fredrik Backman

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago b the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today…

 

August book: “Don’t lets go to the Dogs Tonight” by Alexandra Fuller

Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, this novel is suffused with Fuller’s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Fuller’s debut is unsentimental and unflinching but always captivating. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time…

 

 

Stay tuned for more monthly picks!