Book Circle 4
Book Circle 4
This book circle has been meeting since Autumn 2016 and currently has 8 members. We find this is a good number for a discussion of the books, but there is potentially room for 2 new members.
We meet at the address of one of the group members (Jenny) in Beaconsfield Road, South Ealing Rd. W5 at 10.30 am on the first Tuesday of the month.
Originally, each member selected 2 books, and we finished reading the last of these in December 2017. Our selection of books to read over 2018 was for the book to have been written in a foreign language and translated into English. For 2019 we are reading books which are all written by Canadian authors.
A full list of all the books we have read as a group is shown below.
Due to some members of the group being on holiday, the meeting for June will be on the Second Tuesday of the month, ie Tuesday 11th June 2019 when we will be discussing Do not say we have nothing by Madeleine Thien.
The remaining books in our current selection are:
- July 2019 Player One by Douglas Coupland
- August 2019 The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
Convener: Ursula Hilton-Jones, tel - 020 8567 5993, or email through the blue bird, top right.
List of books read:
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (May 2019)
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt (April 2019)
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (March 2019)
The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy (February 2019)
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway (December 2018)
The Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque (translated from German)
The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho (translated from Portuguese)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (translated from Czech)
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (translated from Japanese)
Paula by Isabel Allende (translated from Spanish)
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbary (translated from French)
Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov (translated from Russian)
Chronicles of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (translated from Spanish)
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (translated from German)
A Place called Winter by Patrick Gale
The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
The Green Road by Anne Enright
Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Where my Heart used to beat by Sebastian Faulks
Bad Blood by Lorna Sage
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury