Ealing

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 in 2018 was ones that had been written in a foreign language and translated into English. During 2019 we have been reading books which were all written by Canadian authors.
A full list of all the books we have read as a group is shown below.

The date for our next meeting in Tuesday 6th August. At this meeting, the book we will be discussing is the last one in our selection of Canadian authors - The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

The group has now decided on the theme for our next selection of books to read, which is American books published in the second half of the 20th Century. The list of books selected is:

  • Sept 2019 - Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Oct 2019 - Different Seasons (collection of 4 short stories) by Stephen King
  • Nov 2019 - Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
  • Dec 2019 - Contact by Carl Sagan
  • Jan 2020 - Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  • Feb 2020 - A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
  • March 2020 - The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers
  • April 2020 - Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

Convener: Ursula Hilton-Jones, tel - 020 8567 5993, or email through the blue bird, top right.

List of books read:
Player One by Douglas Coupland (July 2019)
Do not say we have nothing by Madeleine Thien (June 2019)
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

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More Group Pages
Art and Design Art appreciation 1
Art Appreciation 2 Beer Investigation
Book circle 1 Book Circle 2
Book Circle 3 Book Circle 4
Bridge (beginners) Bridge (intermediate)
Chess Crafts 1
Crafts 2 Current affairs
Exercise Family History
Film French conversation
Gardening 1 Gardening 2
History 1 History 2
History 3 Italian
Jazz & Blues Appreciation Literature
London revisited Luncheon club
Meditation with music Music 1
Music 2 Philosophy
Photography Poetry
Psychology Rambling 1
Rambling 2 Science
Scrabble and Table Games Spanish Conversation
Table Tennis Theatre Outings
World Religions