Probus Fred Cotton Book Club

For those bibliophiles who wish to share their interest in books with other members of Probus the above Book Club meets once a month except July and August, to discuss a book chosen by you or another member. The only criteria necessary for membership is that you are able to read and talk.

BOOKS READ BY PROBUS FRED COTTON BOOK CLUB  2008 –  2018
2018
Lost City of the Monkey God Douglas Preston
The Only Cafe Linden MacIntyre
Double Cross Ben Macintyre
A World in Disarray Richard Haass
The Circumstantial Enemy John Bell
A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles
Into the Silence Wade Davis
A Power Seething Julian Bell
The Trial Franz Kafka
Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire Kurt Andersen
2017
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
The Fix Jonathan Tepperman
Old Filth Jane Gardam
Flash Point George Friedman
Do Not Say We Have Nothing Madeleine Thien
The Art of the Deal Donald Trump & Tony Schwartz
The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Promise of Canada Charlotte Gray
Shanghai Grand Taras Grescoe
Phishing for Phools George Akerlof & Robert Shiller
2016
The Wright Brothers David McCullough
Lawrence in Arabia Scott Anderson
Paris 1919 Margaret MacMillan
All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr
The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins
Red Notice Bill Browder
Fighters in the Shadows Robert Gildea
The Boys in the Boat Daniel J. Brown
For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway
The Road to Little Dribbling Bill Bryson
2015
The Book Thief Marcus Zusak
I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai
Guns, Germs and Steel Jared Diamond
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand
King Lear William Shakespeare
The Best Laid Plans Terry Fallis
Life after Life Kate Atkinson
Emma Jane Austen
In the Garden of Beasts Erik Larson
The Fall of the Ottomans Eugene Rogan
2014
The Great Reflation Anthony Boekch
The Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver
The Hundred Year Old Man… Jonas Jonesson
lice Munro’s Best Short Stories Alice Munro
The Ash Garden Dennis Bock
The Lemon Tree Sandy Nolan
The Second World War Anthony Beavor
And the Mountains Echoed Khalid Hossieni
The Diamond Queen Andrew Marr
The Rational Optimist Matt Ridley
2013
The End of Growth Jeff Rubin
The Fortune of War Patrick O’Brian
Elizabeth’s Spymaster Robert Hutchison
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Helen Simonson
War on our Doorstep Brendan Coyle
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Roberta Skloot
Social Conquest of the Earth Edward P. Wilson
Those Angry Days Lynne Olsen
419 Will Ferguson
Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson
2012
A Good Man Guy Vanderhaeghe
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese
God’s Terrorists Charles Allen
The Greatest Show on Earth Richard Dawkins
Stanley Park Timothy Taylor
The Path Between the Seas David McCullough
The Reluctant Genius Charlotte Gray
Civilization the Rest and the West Niall Ferguson
The Cat’s Table Michael Ondaatje
Citizens of London Lynne Olsen
2011
The Bishop’s Man Linden Mcintyre
Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger
A Moment of War Laurie Lee
The Book of Negroes Lawrence Hill
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Stieg Larsson
The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare
With Wings Like Eagles Michael Korda
The Big Short Michael Lewis
The Man who Loved China Simon Winchester
The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Samuel Bawlf
2010
Longitude David Sobell
White Tiger Aravind Adiga
The Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg Larsson
Fifth Business Robertson Davies
I Claudius Robert Graves
What Next Chris Patten
Troublesome Young Men Lynne Olsen
No Great Mischief Alistair Macleod
What the Dog Saw Malcolm Gladwell
Team of Rivals Doris Goodwin
2009
Hot, Flat and Crowded Thomas Friedman
Post American World Fareed Zakaria
The Black Swan NassimTaleb
The Eight Katherine Herde
Through Black Spruce Joseph Boyden
Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson
The Outliers Malcolm Gladwell
Dreams From My Father Barack Obama
Mc Mafia Misha Glenny
Hell or High Water Joseph Rom
2008
Snow Falling on Cedars David Gutterson

We meet at 9:00 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month except for July and August at the White Spot at Georgia and Cardero in the conference room at the front. If you are interested you are welcome to attend any of our meetings.Books chosen are eclectic and members can chose any subject which interests them.