Glasgow West End

Book Group

Join with other book lovers to talk about books.

The book group would normally meet monthly at Hillhead Library at 11 am, on the second Wednesday of the month. We have decided to meet on Zoom during the period of Covid restrictions, and have added another chatty meeting to the calendar, where members can catch up and recommend books they are reading.

(Click on the pigeon to send a message to our Book Group leader)

Please have a look at the booklist, and enjoy the books!

2021 Diary Dates:

March 10th - Time After Time by Molly Keane

March 24th - Chat and recommendations

April 14th - Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland by Sarah Moss (Non-Fiction)

April 18th - Chat and recommendations

May 12th - TBC

May 26th - Chat and recommendations

June 9th - TBC

June 23rd - Chat and recommendations

Recommended books from 24th January 2021

Non-Fiction

The Water of Siloe. by Thomas Merton

Scoff by Pen Vogler

Tamed by Alice Roberts

Alastair Gray's translations of Dante's Divine Comedy - Hell, Purgatory and Paradise

Fiction

The Miss Silver detective novels by Patricia Wentworth

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

Our Fathers by Andrew O'Hagan

Our Fathers by Rebecca Wait

The Plague and I by Betty MacDonald

Snow by John Banville

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne

The Dry by Jane Harper

Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian

Recommended books from 27th January 2021:

Non-Fiction

Johnson's A Journey to the Hebrides

Esther Rutter - This Golden Fleece

The London Review of Books

Julia Boyd - Travellers in the Third Reich

Biographies of Tom Stoppard and Sylvia Plath

Amelia Gentleman - The Windrush Betrayal

David Olsuega - Black and British

Fiction:

Philip Roth - The Plot Against America

David Nicholls - Sweet Sorrow

Kate Atkinson - Big Sky

Amor Towles - A Gentleman in Moscow

Richard Osman - The Thursday Murder Club

Rodham - Curtis Sittenfeld

Anne Perry - A Sunless Sea

D J Taylor - The Windsor Faction

2020 Dates

October 28th - Group Recommendations

Jane Harper - Force of Nature

Robert Galbraith - Troubled Blood

Robert Harris - Second Sleep

Natalie Hayes - A Thousand Ships

Madelaine Bunty - A Love of Country

Mancy Horan - Loving Frank

Hermiona Lee - Tom Stoppard A Life

Rumer Godden An Episode of Sparrows

Robin Jenkins - The Cone Gatherers

Michael Flynn - Eifelheim

Peter May - Cast Iron (7th in a series)

George MacDonald Fraser - The General Danced at Dawn

- McAusland in the Rough

November 11th - We are discussing 'Burmese Days' by George Orwell., which is based on Orwell's experiences in the Indian Imperial Police between 1922 and 1928. It is available as a paperback or on Kindle

November 25th - Chat and recommendations

December 9th - 'Consider the Fork', by Bee Wilson, a discussion of how cooking has been influenced by the development of tools. It is available through Amazon, and on Kindle.

December 23rd - Chat with mince pies!

Our 'Chats' meetings are producing wide ranging lists of super books - if you would like more information, please send a message via the pigeon.

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Cinema Group Classical Music Group
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Conversational Italian Conversational Spanish
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Photography Poetry Appreciation
Quilting Recorder Playing
Science & Technology Group Shakespeare Reading Group
Sign Language Table Tennis
Theatre Group UK Days Out
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