Men's Book Group

  

Welcome

The SYC Men's Book Group is inclusive and welcomes new participants to join for interesting and lively discussions.  The Men's Book Group meets each month except for July, August and December. The 2018 Book List and meeting schedule is shown below. Following our discussions, each book is 'rated' by attendees using the scoring protocol shown below, or with more creative criteria as members choose.

    Next meeting January 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM at SYC Mainstation
 
  
For more information, please contact the Men's Book Group Chairman, James White.         

Upcoming Book - January 2018 (description below excerpted from Goodreads.com)


2018 Book List

MEN'S BOOK GROUP - 2018

Updated 11/15/17

Day

Date

Book Name

Author & Date

No. Pages

TUESDAY

9-Jan

Rounding The Horn: Being the Story of Williwaws and Windjammers, Drake, Darwin, Murdered Missionaries and Naked Natives -- a Deck's High View of Cape Horn

Dallas Murphy

384pp

ISBN 9780465047598

11 May 2004

TUESDAY

13-Feb

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead

ISBN 9780385542364

04 October 2016

306pp

TUESDAY

13-Mar

The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History

Josh Dean

448pp

ISBN 9781101984437

09/05/2017

TUESDAY

10-Apr

The Soul of an Octopus

Sy Montgomery

272pp

ISBN 9781451697711

05/05/2015

TUESDAY

8-May

The Language of Global Success: How a Common Tongue ..

Tsedal Neeley

200pp

ISBN 9780691175379

29/08/2017

TUESDAY

12-Jun

The Impossible Presidency

Jeremi Suray

368pp

ISBN 9780465051731

12/09/2017

July

No Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

August

No Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY

11-Sep

The Nazi Officer's Wife

Edith Hahn/Susan Dworkin

320pp

 

 

ISBN 9780688166892

12/09/1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY

9-Oct

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY

13-Nov

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December

No Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All meetings are scheduled for 6pm in Portage Bay Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2017 Book List - Click here to get PDF File 
2016 Book List - Click here to get PDF File
2015 Book List - Click here to get PDF File

Book Group Rating System  

  • 10 Quills: What an amazing book! This book is perfect. It made me laugh, cry, leap through emotional hoops. It's changed my life, I tell you. You MUST read this.
  • 9 Quills: This is a great read. Fantastic. It may not be life altering, but you wouldn't notice, because you're having such a great time reading it. Kudos to the author.
  • 8 Quills: This book was really good. It's different for its genre but that's why I liked it. Don't miss this read.
  • 7 Quills: A very good book. A fine example of its genre with perhaps only a single element missing to take it to the realms of the immortals. I would highly recommend this book.
  • 6 Quills: Want to read a good book? I figured or you wouldn't be here. This is a good representation of its genre, fun to read, enjoyable, but it doesn't quite have the oomph to take it to that next level. Still, I'd recommend reading it, if you like this genre.
  • 5 Quills: A decent book. It brings nothing new to the table, but it was a good read. Sure it has a couple of inconsistencies, but I liked it enough to ignore them. If you like this genre, consider reading this book.
  • 4 Quills: This book has a major flaw that prevents me from enjoying it. I can't in good conscience recommend it, though others may not be put off by quite the same elements.
  • 3 Quills: This book is not recommended. The errors in it would prevent just about anyone from enjoying it.
  • 2 Quills: This book is not recommended. This book is so flawed that it was almost painful to read.
  • 1 Quill: There is nothing to recommend this book at all. Not one thing. I'd rather read the side panel of a box of cereal.

   

Page Last updated by Daniel Rees on Wednesday, November 15, 2017