Alnwick

BOOK GROUP 3 (St Michael's)

Meeting dates/time: the 3rd Monday of the month at 2:00pm till 4pm. If by ZOOM then meeting starts at 4pm.

Normal Meeting Venue: The small hall at St Michael's but see programme details below for any variation including ZOOM.

Outline: This is a new book group with its inaugural meeting taking place on Monday 17th February 2020. The intention is to meet monthly and review one book per month.

Principles agreed relating to the book group:

• Where practical the new book club is adopting rotating genres/themes for book choice, eg Crime and mystery for 3 months, Historical/Epic/Saga for 3 months etc to engender and widen interest and to facilitate comparison between one author and another if appropriate.

• Arrangements have been made with Library Services to provide up to 10 books of a particular agreed title. The provision of a pack of 10 books via Library Services gives access to an acceptably large range of titles of various genres.

The provision of a pack of up to 10 books means that the current group is being restricted to a maximum of 10 members. The group currently has a membership of 10.

PROGRAMME:

MEETINGS from APRIL 2020 to SEPTEMBER 2021 BY ZOOM AND at 4pm
MEETINGS from and including OCTOBER 2021 TO BE FACE TO FACE AT ST MICHAELS SMALL HALL - 2pm to 4pm.

FOR DATES AND CHOICES PRIOR TO THIS CLICK ON THIS LINK: PREVIOUS BOOK GROUP 3 READINGS.
Monday 10th August Review of The Bee Keeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri. Digital book. ZOOM
Monday 21st September Review of The Unexpected Return of Josephine Fox by Claire Gradidge. Digital book. ZOOM
Monday 19th October at 4pm. Review of Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie. Books via Library Service. ZOOM
Monday 16th November at 4pm. Review of Bones in the Nest by Helen Cadbury. Books via Library Service. ZOOM
Monday 21st December at 4pm. Review of The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney. Books via Library Service. ZOOM
2021 NEW YEAR 2021.
Monday 19th January at 4pm. Review of The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. Books via Library Service. ZOOM
Monday 15th February at 4pm. Review of Case Histories by Kate Atkinson. Library Service currently has problem dispensing group books. This book being bought/acquired by agreement. ZOOM
Monday 15th March at 4pm. Review of We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker. This book via Borrowbox or print copy if can be sourced. ZOOM
Monday 19th April at 4pm. Review of The Long Call by Ann Cleeves. This book via Borrowbox or print copy if can be sourced. ZOOM
Monday 17th May at 4pm. Review of 13 Steps Down by Ruth Rendell. This is a physical book obtained via Library Services. ZOOM
Monday 21st June at 4pm. Review of A Girl made of Dust by Natalie Abi-Ezzi ZOOM
Monday 19th July at 4pm. Review of The Postmistress by Sarah Blake ZOOM
Monday 16th August at 4pm. Review of The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht ZOOM
Monday 20th September. Review of Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore ZOOM 4pm
Unless advised otherwise, FUTURE MEETINGS TO TAKE PLACE AT ST MICHAEL'S, The Small Hall, 2.00pm - 4pm.
Monday 18th October. Review of The Vanishing of Ruth by Janet MacLeod Trotter St Michael's
Monday 15th November. Review of Guernica by Dave Boling As above
Monday 20th December 2021. Review of A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks As above
Monday 17th January 2022. Review of Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd As above
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE: PLANNED BOOK CHOICES FOR FUTURE MONTHS.
These could vary if there are any last minute adjustments by Library Services.

THIS LINK GIVES AN OVERVIEW OF THE ACTIVITIES OF ALL GROUPS DURING THE PERIOD OF COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS: ZOOM CONFERENCING and other means

Group Contacts:
• Existing Members refer to Yellow Booklet (or any ‘update’ given via Newsletter/or Monthly Meeting)
• Potential New Members click on the ‘Contact’ menu above.
• The overall coordinator of ALL groups can be contacted via the following link: THE GROUPS CO-ORDINATOR

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A1 - ZOOM by various groups ARCHAEOLOGY
ARCHITECTURE ART APPRECIATION
BOOK GROUP 1 BOOK GROUP 2 (Fairfields)
BOOK GROUP 3 (St Michael's) Bridge
CREATIVE WRITING French
Geology (In Abeyance) German
HERB GROUP - Exploring Plant Medicines HISTORY
LATIN ADVANCED GROUP LATIN FOR IMPROVERS
Line Dancing Mahjong
Painting & Drawing PHILOSOPHY
POETRY 1 POETRY 2
POPULAR CLASSICAL MUSIC SCIENCE
SHORT WALKS SOCIAL EVENING
Spanish Ukulele
WALKING