Announcing…the Inaugural New West City Reads Online!

Please join us in launching the inaugural New West City Reads Book Club online!

After our poll last week, we discovered two things: we have a clear book winner, and New West readers love the idea so much we will offer two meeting times to accommodate all participants. Thank you to everyone who has participated so far!

It’s obvious that New Westminster lives up to its Royal City moniker – our readers are most excited about reading about the British monarchy! The winning book was The Other Windsor Girl by Georgie Blalock which is paired with The Women of Windsor by Catherine Whitney. Both titles are available on Freading (just follow the links). The idea of this meeting is to read a historical fiction novel, paired with a non-fiction book covering the same topic or time. Feel free to read as much of the non-fiction book as you like. Mostly we will discuss the novel.

Our online platform, Freading, can be used to read the books on a handheld device or on a computer. If you’ve never used Freading before and don’t know where to start, we have prepared a helpful video and a brief Getting Started Guide. If you are still having problems, drop us a line at and we’ll be happy to help you one on one.

The meetings will take place on:

We will discuss the same books both days.

Meetings will take place online via Zoom Video Conferencing. Instructions and a link to join the meeting will be sent to registered participants ONLY, closer to the date. We welcome everyone, but you must register. All you need to join the meeting is a laptop or a device with an internet connection, camera, and microphone. You do not need a Zoom account.

If you’re ready to register, please send an email with New West City Reads in the subject line to and include the following information:

  • Which day you want to register for
  • Your name

Feel free to invite others to join us and register as well.

See you online!