Book group 1
To join this group you just need an interest in reading a variety of books and a commitment to read one each month. The aim is to think about the book a bit more deeply than we would if we read it alone. We are not 'intellectuals' - just keen readers and we always have an animated and interesting discussion. It is amazing what new insights you get from talking to other group members.
The book group was set up in September 2010. The meeting starts with a brief chat over refreshments. Then members use a list of discussion questions to discuss different aspects of the book.
At the moment we borrow a pack of books from the library group book collection; these have been carefully chosen by the librarian and tend to be fairly recent novels which reflect the issues of the world today or the recent past. However, we are open to suggestions from members for future reading.
We don't all enjoy every book but we are finding new authors whom we wouldn't have looked at before.
The group is currently full- size limited by library group packs and size of the room where we meet. However, the group leader would be happy to help U3A members set up a new group in a different location. Do get in touch - contact details in the Welcome Pack when you join.
EXAMPLES OF BOOKS WE HAVE ENJOYED
- Alan Paton: Cry the Beloved Country
- Marina Lewycka: A short history of tractors in Ukrainian
- Kate Grenville: The secret river
- Isabel Allende: Portrait in Sepia
- Anon: A woman in Berlin
- Pat Barker: Regeneration
- Aravind Adiga: The White Tiger
- Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca
- Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall ( well, some of us enjoyed this!)
VENUE: Group leader's home, Sandy Lane area,( near Wilsden, Bingley, Allerton)
BUS ROUTES: 615 or 616 from the Interchange
MEETING: Monthly; second Tuesday in the month, 10.00 to approx. 12.00
REFRESHMENTS: Tea/coffee and biscuits
LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE: Just an interest in reading novels
MAXIMUM SIZE OF THE GROUP: 10 CURRENT SIZE: 9
COSTS: Normally none as the books are borrowed from the library
If you wish to join this group, please contact the group leader - details given when you subscribe to Bradford & District U3A_