Book Circle 4
Book Circle 4
This book circle has been meeting since Autumn 2016 and our number has recently dropped to 7 members. Although this is still a good number for a discussion of the books, there is potentially room for up to 3 new members.
We had been meeting at the house of a group member who has now moved away from Ealing so the venue for our next meeting is The Kings Arms pub, 55 The Grove, London, W5 5DX, (we will be in the back room at the pub). Meetings will continue to be 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 the next meeting is Tuesday 3rd December at The Kings Arms in The Grove (behind Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre), starting at 11am. At this meeting, the book we will be discussing is the next one in our selection of American books published in the second half of the 20th Century - Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury.
After the meeting, we will be staying on at The Kings Arms for a seasonal lunch.
The rest of this selection of books is:
- January 2020 - Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
- Febuary 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:
American novels from 1950 to 2000
Contact by Carl Sagan (November 2019)
Different Seasons (collection of 4 short stories) by Stephen King (October 2019)
Beloved by Toni Morrison (September 2019)
Books written by Canadian authors
The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields (August 2019)
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)
A selection of books written in a foreign language and translated into English
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)
Our original selection of books (2 per Group member)
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