Northampton

Book Reading

Book Reading 1

Leader: John Fazackerley Tel: 01604 470342.
Deputy: Ella Lewis-Nichol Tel: 01604 710766

Meetings will take place on the first Monday of the month at 2pm at members’ homes.

Books are chosen democratically a few months in advance so that we always have a list of what to purchase or borrow from the library. As well as discussing readers’ reactions to the book, we try to include details of the author’s life, themes and experience. We also locate what critics in the media are saying about the book, especially if it is current and then go on to analyse what makes for a good read. Since we are all different, we all have a different perspective.

Prospective members may ring John or Ella or email using the link on the top right.

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Book Reading 2

Leader: Anne Relf Tel: 01536 626113
Deputy: Enid Griffiths Tel: 01604 412011

Meetings are held about once a month on the 2nd Tuesday at the leaders home.

Members do not all read the same book, but instead they all contribute books and take away as many as they fancy. At the following meeting every member gives a synopsis and says whether they liked the book or otherwise.

The meetings are very informal and members ‘have a good laugh’

Telephone Anne or email using the link on the top right to book your place.

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Book Reading 3 - SATURDAY BOOK CLUB

Leader: Vicky Elphee Tel 01604 764552
Deputy: Mike Sadler Tel 01604 764093

This Book Group will take it in turn to choose a book each month for all members to read. The book will then be discussed at the next meeting. The books are usually fiction, but all book suggestions are welcome.

The Group meets on the first Saturday of every month at 2.00 pm at members' homes.

New members will be very welcome.

For more details please ring Vicky on 01604 764552 or Mike on 01604 764093

You can e mail using the link at the top of the page if you prefer.

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Book Reading 4

Leader: Eileen Brown Tel: 01604 407205

This 4th Book Reading Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at 2 pm at members' homes. We choose one book to read each month, from a broad range of fiction/non-fiction/contemporary/historical literature, then we all read the same book and discuss it together.

It is interesting to hear each other’s reactions to the same story, and we also look at some of reviews available on line, as well as information about the author.

In 2020 we are reading

15th JanuaryHagseedMargaret Attwood
19th FebruaryThe Travelling CatHiro Arikawa
18th MarchCancelled
15th AprilCancelled
20th MayThe Diary of Ma YanEd: Pierre Haski
17th JuneA Yorkshire ShepherdessAmanda Owen
15th JulyAny Human HeartWilliam Boyd
19th AugEducatedTara Westover
16th SeptThe Salt PathRaynor Winn

In 2019 we read

The Far CountryNeville Shute
Peaches for Monsieur Le CureJoanna Harris
StonerJohn Williams
The DryJane Harper
SapiensYuval Noah Harari
NutshellIan McEwan
Past CaringRobert Goddard
If only they didn't speak EnglishJon Sopel
The Murder of Roger AckroydAgatha Christie
PersuasionJane Austen
CandideVoltaire
The Cricket on the Hearth Charles Dickens

In 2018 we read:-

A Fine BalanceRohinton Mistry
Remarkable CreaturesTracy Chevalier
The Noise in TimeJulian Barnes
A Tale of Two CitiesCharles Dickens
The Hare with Amber EyesEdmund de Waal
All the Light We Cannot SeeAnthony Doerr
The Trouble with Goats & SheepJoanna Cannon
The Elephant WhispererLawrence Anthony
The IslandVictoria Hislop
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineGail Honeyman
Captain Corelli's MandolinLouis de Bernieres
A Christmas CarolCharles Dickens

In 2017 our list was as follows:-

The Kindness of StrangersKate Adie
I Capture the CastleDodie Smith
MiddlemarchGeorge Eliot
My Sister’s KeeperJodi Picoult
Falling LeavesAdeline Yen Mah
The WellCatherine Chanter
The Life of a Scilly SargeantColin Taylor
The Enchanted AprilElizabeth von Arnim
Digging to AmericaAnne Tyler

For more information contact Eileen by phone or email using the link on the top right.

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Books and Natter

Leader: Susan Lowis Tel: 01604 785847
Deputy: Sue Shurville Tel: 01604 494374

This is an informal group of readers. We meet once a month in members homes. Anyone is welcome though, whether you have room to host it or not, there are enough people who are able to host it. We meet on the third Monday in the month at 2.30pm.

We discuss the books we have read during the previous month. Sometimes people bring books to share if they have finished with them. Others read on e readers but it is still possible to share what we have read and whether we enjoyed it or not. We do not specify a particular book to read so there is no stress to finish reading before the meeting. We enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit and some lively chat.

New members are welcome.

Please phone Susan or email her using the link on the right for more information.

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Archaeology Art Workshop
Bird watching Book Reading
Bowling Bridge
Canasta Charles Dickens
Coffee Morning / Lunch Computing & Technology
Crafts Creative Writing
Cribbage Cryptic Crosswords
Cycling Dancing
Daytime Cinema Decorative Arts from 1800
Discussion Groups Early Civilisations
Exploring London Flower Arranging
Gardening Genealogy
Golf History
History of Art Jewellery Essentials Workshop
Knit and Natter Languages
Luncheon Club MahJong
Meditation Meet n' Eat
Music Mythology
Nature New Experiences
Philosophy Photography
Play Reading Poetry
Psychology Public Speaking/Story Telling
Quiz Saturday Supper
Science Scrabble
Shakespeare Skittles
Table Tennis Tai Chi
Theatre Theatre Visits - Milton Keynes
Theology Trips (by coach)
Walking Wine Appreciation