In August we discussed radicalisation after having read Home Fires by Kamila Shamsa. The author based this novel on the myth of Antigone.
Our September read was a father-daughter story that tells of the author's experience growing up in the Exclusive Brethren, a fundamentalist, separatist Christian cult, The Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott. This was the winner of the 2017 Costa Biography Award.
We were transported to 1847 in October when we read a book containing elements of social criticism and with a strong sense of Christian morality at its core. It also approaches the topics of class, sexuality, religion and feminism, what else but Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
November we were transported to America while reading the autobiography of the strong and influential woman Michele Obama (Becoming).
In December we will be discussing My Notorious Life by Madame X by Kate Manning. I wonder if it is as racy as it sounds!
We are now looking for suggestions of books to read for 2020. If you have any recommendations, then please let us know, or why not join us at one of our meetings.
New members are always welcome, we meet on the third Wednesday of each month in the Quiet Room at the rear of Frodsham Methodist Church.
The basic format is to discuss a book that we have all read over tea or coffee and homemade cake, with occasional visits to the theatre or cinema and watching of DVDs. The group meet in the Quiet Room in The Annexe so head to the gate toward the rear of the Church car park. If you are interested in joining our group or for more information speak to Patricia Barnard, who is also one of the Church Stewards, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.