We have discussed a different book each month, with our discussions often ranging far wider than the book itself!
We watched the film of The Book Thief by Marcus Suzak, having already read the book last year. We had wondered how this book could be interpreted in film but we were very impressed.
Our next novel was Love, Death and Vanilla Slices by Jenny Éclair. None of us had read any of her writing before, and most of us agreed that it was an enjoyable experience.
In March we had a meal out while we discussed Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville. This novel is set in Australia, and continues the tale of early English settlers from her previous novel The Secret River.
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith is set in Russia and has recently been released as a film, with many twists and turns to the plot.
When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman was our May read, followed by Longbourne by Jo Baker, a historical novel, a rewriting of Pride and Prejudice, from the view point of the servants.
Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale led us into the world of Art, and was also discussed over a meal!
Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford was our classic novel which split the group into those that loved it and those that really didn’t like it at all, so it led to a good discussion.
We are all completely besides ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler kept us gripped during September and surprised us with the ending!
We will be discussing Americanah by Chimanda Ngazi Adiche on October 21st and Blood and Beauty by Sarah Dunant on November 18th.
If anyone is interested in joining the group then you would be very welcome. We meet at 7.30 in the Quiet Room on the third Wednesday of the month.
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