Leicester

Bookworms

Convenor: Nick Arlett

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” - Harper Lee

WELCOME!

Bookworms is a novel-reading group that meets once a month with members taking it in turns to choose and introduce a novel. Most choices are modern novels but occasionally we have a classic from a previous century (Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility) and also novels in translation (Haruki Murakami South of the Border, West of the Sun). See below for a full list of novels.

When: 10.30 - 12.00 on the first Wednesday of every month.
Where: The Exchange Bar, 50 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RD.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact the convenor.

Next books:

2022
6th July Christie Lefteri The Beekeeper of Aleppo
3rd August José Saramago Death at Intervals

Novels so far:
2015
Sheila Hancock Miss Carter’s War
Sue Monk Kidd The Secret Life of Bees
Jonathan Franzen Freedom
Paula Hawkins The Girl on the Train
Ian McEwan The Children Act
Kate Atkinson Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Haruki Murakami South of the Border, West of the Sun

2016
Anne Tyler A Spool of Blue Thread
Catherine Chanter The Well
Zadie Smith On Beauty
Anthony Doerr All The Light We Cannot See
Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending
Jesse Burton The Miniaturist
Patricia Highsmith Strangers on a Train
Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility
Emma Donoghue Room
Jonas Jonasson Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All
Claire Fuller Our Endless Numbered Days

2017
P.I.Paris Casting Off
William Boyd Sweet Caress
Richard Flanagan Wanting
Nadeem Aslam Season of the Rainbirds
Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things
Keith Stuart A Boy Made of Blocks
Colm Toibin Nora Webster
Margaret Atwood MaddAddam
Carol Shields The Stone Diaries
Jenny Michigan The Cover of Snow
Aravind Adiga The White Tiger
Sarah Waters The Paying Guests

2018
Sebastian Barry Secret Scripture
Robert Harris Conclave
Kate Morton The Distant Hours
Evan S. Connell Mrs Bridge
Paul Beatty The Sellout
Gail Honeyman Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Virginia Baily Early One Morning
Graham Swift Waterland
Will Dean Dark Pines
Elizabeth Bowen The Heat of the Day
Elizabeth Strout Anything is Possible
Madelein Thien Do Not Say We Have Nothing

2019
Andrea Camilleri The Shape of Water
Ann Turner The Lost Swimmer
Sally Rooney Conversations with Friends
Jon McGregor Reservoir 13
Pat Barker The Eye in the Door
Ali Smith The Accidental
Christina Stead The Man Who Loved Children
Jesmyn Ward Sing, Unburied, Sing
Patrick Gale A Place Called Winter
Anna Burns Milkman
John Lanchester Fragrant Harbour
Muriel Spark A Far Cry From Kensington

2020
Michael Frayn The Tin Men
Stephen Done The Last Train
William Faulkner As I Lay Dying
Raynor Winn The Salt Path
L.P.Hartley The Go-Between
Patrick White The Solid Mandala
Elena Ferrante My Brilliant Friend
Bernard MacLaverty Midwinter Break
Edith Wharton The Age of Innocence
Henning Mankell Faceless Killers
Jonathan Coe Middle England
Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Alasdair Gray Lanark
Donna Tartt The Secret History
J.L.Carr A Month in the Country
John Le Carré A Perfect Spy
Joseph O'Connor Star of the Sea
Natsume Sōseki Sanshirō
F.M.Mayor The Rector's Daughter
Derek B.Miller Norwegian by Night
Natalie Haynes A Thousand Ships
Olga Tokarczuk Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Evelyn Waugh Vile Bodies
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Americanah

2022
Jean Hanff Korelitz The Plot
Douglas Stuart Shuggie Bain
W.G.Sebald Austerlitz
Doris Lessing The Good Terrorist
Iain Pears An Instance of the Fingerpost

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More Group Pages
Architecture and Design Architecture and the Built Environment
Art Appreciation Backgammon
Bones for Life Bookworms
Bridge 1 Bridge 2
Bridge Beginners Bus Pass Tours
Canasta Chess For Pleasure
Classic Film Club Computer Help
Cryptic Crosswords Cryptic Crosswords 2
Current Affairs 1 Current Affairs 2
Digital Photography Digital Photography - Help
Discovering Architecture Discussion 2
Drawing Family History
French Conversation Advanced 2 French Conversation Intermediate
Gardening Guitar Playing
History 1 History 2
How Hard Can It Be Irish Language
Leicestershire Theatre Lunch Club
Mah-Jong Making a Video
Medieval People Modern Novel
Music Appreciation (Mon) Natural History
Needlework & Knitting Orienteering
Parks & Tearooms Strolls Pétanque Boules
Philosophy 1 Philosophy 2
Poetry Appreciation Poetry for Pleasure
Polish Up Your Rusty Latin Rambling
Reading for Pleasure Reading Music Made Easy
Rummikub Science and Technology
Scrabble 1 Shakespeare
Singing for Pleasure Spanish Beginners
Spanish Conversation Summer Croquet
SWANNs(Short Walks And Nearly No Stiles) Table Tennis
Ten Pin Bowling Welsh Improvers