The Undercurrent Book Club
The Undercurrent Book Club
We’re reading books written from the heart to spark ideas and ignite change.
This book club is by invitation only, and we want you for this IRL community.
We’ll meet at 10 am for about 2 hours on the 3rd Sunday of each month in Port Coquitlam at Industry Haus. Loads of free parking and we’ll have coffee, tea & fruit.
Bring your takeaways, questions and active listening skills and don’t forget the current book, notebook & a pen.
Book Selections & The Undercurrent Book Club meeting dates, all 10 am - noon:
- January 21st: Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garnus (Just wow! -Lisa)
- February 18th: Deacon King Kong, James McBride (Black History Month, on Jess’s top 5)
- March 17th: The Light Pirate, Lily Brooks-Dalton (Hope that we’ll survive the spring rains. -Jess)
- April 21st: The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller (A love story that you won’t want to end. -Lisa)
- May 19th: Family Lore, Elizabeth Acevedo (Alpha Pussy. That’s it. -Jess)
- June 16th: Seven Days in June, Tia Williams (This one’s steamy. - Lisa)
- July 21st: The Measure, Nikki Erlick (Was your time with us wisely spent? -Jess)
- August: No meeting
- September: No meeting
- November: TBD
- December: TBD
Lessons in ChemistryBuy at Indigo
A delight for readers of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, this blockbuster debut set in 1960s California features the singular voice of Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes a detour when she becomes the star of a beloved TV cooking show.
Decon King KingBuy at Indigo
In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .38 from his pocket, and, in front of everybody, shoots the project’s drug dealer at point-blank range.
The Light PirateBuy at Indigo
Set in the near future, this hopeful story of survival and resilience follows Wanda—a luminous child born out of a devastating hurricane—as she navigates a rapidly changing world: A “symphony of beauty and heartbreak” (Associated Press).
The Song of AchillesBuy at Indigo
A thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War from the bestselling author of Circe
Family LoreBuy at Indigo
From National Book Award-winning author Elizabeth Acevedo comes the story of one Dominican American family told through the voices of its women
Seven Days in JuneBuy at Indigo
Seven days to fall in love, fifteen years to forget, and seven days to get it all back again...
The MeasureBuy at Indigo
Eight ordinary people. One extraordinary choice.
It seems like any other day. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out.
But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box.
TBD: October, November, Decmber
Check back in the Spring when we decide on the remaining three books.
Have a suggestion? Send a message to Jessica or Lisa and we will take a look!
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