Leicester

Bookworms

Convenor: Nick Arlett

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." Augustine of Hippo.

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 they can be from an earlier period or even from a previous century. We have a policy of never having the same author twice. See below for a full list of novels since Bookworms' inception.

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

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME! Please contact the convenor first.

Next books:

2024

6th March John Banville, The Book of Evidence.
3rd April Damon Galgut The Promise

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

2021
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
Christie Lefterie The Beekeeper of Aleppo
José Saramago Death at Intervals
Elif Shafak The Island of Missing Trees
Kazuo Ishiguro Klara and the Sun
V.S.Naipaul Miguel Street
Leonardo Sciascia The Day of the Owl

2023
Art Spiegelman Maus 1
Alison MacLeod Tenderness
Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God
George Orwell Burmese Days
Claire Keegan Small Things Like These
Cesare Pavese The Moon and the Bonfires
Deborah Levy Hot Milk
Barbara Kingsolver Demon Copperhead
Ann Patchett The Magician's Assistant
Andrea Levy Small Island
John Williams Stoner
Elizabeth Taylor Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont

2024
Ruth Ozeki The Book of Form and Emptiness
Tomasi Di Lampedusa The Leopard

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Cryptic Crosswords Cryptic Crosswords 2 Current Affairs 1 Current Affairs 2
Digital Photography Digital Photography - Help Discovering Architecture Discussion 2
Duplicate Bridge Family History French Conversation Advanced 2 French Conversation Intermediate
Gardening Guitar Playing History 1 History 2
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Mah-Jong Making a Video Medieval People 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
Rummikub Science and Technology Scrabble 1 Shakespeare
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More Group Pages
20th Century Popular Culture Architecture and Design
Art Appreciation Backgammon
Bones for Life Bookworms
Bridge 1 Bridge 2
Bus Pass Tours Canasta
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
Duplicate Bridge Family History
French Conversation Advanced 2 French Conversation Intermediate
Gardening Guitar Playing
History 1 History 2
How Hard Can It Be Irish Language
Jazz Appreciation Leicestershire Theatre
Mah-Jong Making a Video
Medieval People 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
Rummikub Science and Technology
Scrabble 1 Shakespeare
Singing for Pleasure Social History
Spanish Conversation Spanish Intermediate
Summer Croquet Sunday Lunch
SWANNs(Short Walks And Nearly No Stiles) Table Tennis
Ten Pin Bowling Welsh Improvers