Leicester

Bookworms

Convenor: Nick Arlett

When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.
Keith Richards

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, 1st Wednesday of the month.
Coronavirus Crisis: ALL MEETINGS CANCELLED. The group will continue to discuss the novels by email, on the specified dates.
New members welcome when U3A meetings resume. Please contact the convenor first.
Where: Café Roma, 11 Halford Street, Leicester LCE LE1, in the upstairs room.

Next books:
2020
5th August Bernard McLaverty Midwinter Break
2nd September Edith Wharton The Age of Innocence
7th October Henning Mankell Faceless Killers

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

More Group Pages
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Backgammon Bones for Life Bookworms Botany
Bridge 1 Bridge 2 Bridge Beginners Bus Pass Tours
Canasta Chess For Pleasure Computer Help Craft
Creative Writing Cryptic Crosswords Cryptic Crosswords 2 Current Affairs 1
Current Affairs 2 Digital Photography Digital Photography - Help Discussion
Discussion 2 Drawing and Sketching Family History French Conversation Advanced 1
French Conversation Advanced 2 French Conversation Intermediate Gardening German Intermediate Conversation
Gilbert and Sullivan Guitar Playing History 1 History 2
How Hard Can It Be Irish Language Little Theatre Mah Jong Beginners
Mah-Jong Making a Video Medieval People Modern Novel
Music Appreciation (Mon) Music Appreciation (Wed) Natural History Needlework & Knitting
Orienteering Paranormal Phenomena Parks & Tearooms Strolls Pétanque
Philosophy 1 Philosophy 2 Philosophy 3 Poetry Appreciation
Poetry for Pleasure Polish Up Your Rusty Latin Rambling Reading for Pleasure 1
Reading Music Made Easy Rummikub Science and Technology Scrabble 1
Scrabble 2 Shakespeare Singing for Pleasure Spanish Beginners
Spanish Conversation Steam Railways Summer Croquet Sunday Lunch
SWANNs(Short Walks And Nearly No Stiles) Table Tennis Ten Pin Bowling Ukulele
Welsh Improvers World History
More Group Pages
Architecture Architecture and Design
Architecture and the Built Environment Art Appreciation
Backgammon Bones for Life
Bookworms Botany
Bridge 1 Bridge 2
Bridge Beginners Bus Pass Tours
Canasta Chess For Pleasure
Computer Help Craft
Creative Writing Cryptic Crosswords
Cryptic Crosswords 2 Current Affairs 1
Current Affairs 2 Digital Photography
Digital Photography - Help Discussion
Discussion 2 Drawing and Sketching
Family History French Conversation Advanced 1
French Conversation Advanced 2 French Conversation Intermediate
Gardening German Intermediate Conversation
Gilbert and Sullivan Guitar Playing
History 1 History 2
How Hard Can It Be Irish Language
Little Theatre Mah Jong Beginners
Mah-Jong Making a Video
Medieval People Modern Novel
Music Appreciation (Mon) Music Appreciation (Wed)
Natural History Needlework & Knitting
Orienteering Paranormal Phenomena
Parks & Tearooms Strolls Pétanque
Philosophy 1 Philosophy 2
Philosophy 3 Poetry Appreciation
Poetry for Pleasure Polish Up Your Rusty Latin
Rambling Reading for Pleasure 1
Reading Music Made Easy Rummikub
Science and Technology Scrabble 1
Scrabble 2 Shakespeare
Singing for Pleasure Spanish Beginners
Spanish Conversation Steam Railways
Summer Croquet Sunday Lunch
SWANNs(Short Walks And Nearly No Stiles) Table Tennis
Ten Pin Bowling Ukulele
Welsh Improvers World History