Book Circle 3
We are currently holding our meetings via a Zoom video conference; anyone unable to join in can send their views by email to the rest of the Group. We intend to continue to hold our meetings using Zoom until we are able to meet again face-to-face.
Our next session will be on Wednesday 9th June starting at 10.30am to discuss the latest book.
The Group is still to choose a theme and titles for the rest of the year, but are listening to book programmes on the radio to pick up ideas for good books that will stimulate good discussions and have also consulted our other book groups for suggestions they may have.
Book Circle 3
The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, at the convener's house in Hanwell. Participants arrive at 10am or soon after for a hot drink, and then we have a discussion about a novel for roughly an hour after that.
There are no vacancies for new members in this group at the moment.
Convener: Grace Craddock, 020 8813 0667, or email through the blue bird, above right
Recent books read by this group have been:
May 2021 - Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
April 2021 - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
March 2021 - Educated by Tara Westover
February 2021 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
January 2021 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Novels by Black Authors
December 2020 - The Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy
November 2020 - Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan
October 2020 - Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
September 2020 - Girl, Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Novels on 'Women in times of Conflict'
July 2020 - Every Secret Thing by Gillian Slovo
June 2020 - Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
May 2020 - Milkman by Anna Burns
April 2020 - The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
March 2020 - The Slap by Chistos Tsiolkas
December 2019 - Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan
November 2019 - Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
October 2019 - My Brother Jack by George Johnson
September 2019 - My Place by Sally Morgan
Our previous selection was to work through the twentieth century decade by decade
July 2019 - our 1990s choice was Possession by A S Byatt.
June 2019 - Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, representing the 1980s.
May 2019 - for the 1970s, A Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym.
April 2019 - The Master and Margarita by Michail Bugakov, published in the 1960's
March 2019 - the 1951-1960 book, Kingfishers Catch Fire by Rumer Godden
February 2019 - for the 1940's, For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
January 2019 - our 1930's book, South Riding by Winifred Holtby
December 2018 - for our 1920's book, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
November 2018 - our 1911-1920 book, In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield
October 2018 - the 1901-1910 choice, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
September 2018 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng