South Lakes

Books on Tuesday

Co-ordinator: Catherine Chatterjee
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, 10.00 am, Castle Street Centre

As the books we discuss are chosen in advance by our members they are as varied as we are.
Often fiction, but also biography, autobiography, non-fiction, sometimes poetry, what they all have in common is that they are a 'good read'. In this way we hope to introduce you to authors and genres you may not yet have read.

The member who has recommended the book gives a short introduction before we all discuss it, considering not only whether we enjoyed it but also such matters as how successful we found the plot, the characters and the quality of the writing.

If you enjoy reading and a lively,friendly discussion then come and join us.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Sep 13th Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Balwin led by Wendy
This semi-autobiographical book tells the story of John Grimes, a black teenager growing up in Harlem. It focuses on the influential role of the Pentecostal church in the life of the community.
Tue Oct 11th The Testaments by Margaret Attwood led by Bob
This sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale was the joint winner of the Booker prize, 2019. Gilead’s world and future are viewed by three women - a girl raised in its confines, another on the run and one at the heart of the regime.
Tue Nov 8th History Of Wolves by Emily Fridlund led by Marion
Young Madeline lives with her parents in northern Minnesota. An outsider, she is drawn to enigmatic Lily and her teacher Mr. Grierson. When she becomes the babysitter for a family who has recently moved in she finds that the choices she makes over a few days will reverberate throughout her life.
Tue Dec 13th We do not meet in December
Tue Jan 10th 2023 Members’ recommendations for next year.
Books available as a book box from Carlisle library can be found at www.cumbriacc.gov.uk/libraries/readinggroups
Tue Feb 14th 2023 Where The Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens led by Marion.
An exquisite ode to the natural world, it is a heart-breaking coming of age story with a possible murder mystery. A richly imagined story of innocence undone and a small town torn and reshaped by crisis.
Tue Mar 14th 2023 Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout led by Suzanne.
Although now older Olive Kitteridge remains blunt and contradictory yet deeply loveable. She now has to come to terms with the changes in her own existence and in those around her.
Tue Apr 11th 2023 Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo led by Catherine.
Joint winner of the Booker prize, 2019, the book follows the life stories of twelve very different characters, mostly black and British.
Tue May 9th 2023
→Wed May 10th 2023
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell led by Stella.
The short life of Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son is told in a profoundly moving account of grief, family and genius at a time when all life was precarious.
Tue Jun 13th 2023 East West Street by Philippe Sands led by Margaret.
Winner of the Baillie Gifford prize, 2016, the book charts the birth of international human rights legislation after WW2. Sands also reveals his ques to uncover the history of his own Jewish family.
Tue Jul 11th 2023 Aftermath by Rhidian Brook led by Pauline.
Set in 1946 Hamburg, Colonel Lewis Morgan is charged with the duty of overseeing the
rebuilding of the ruined city. His insistence on allowing the previous occupants to remain living with them in their requisitioned home leads to changing attitudes and passions.
Tue Aug 8th 2023 NO MEETING IN AUGUST
Tue Sep 12th 2023 Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Balwin led by Wendy.
This semi-autobiographical book tells the story of John Grimes, a black teenager growing up in Harlem. It focuses on the influential role of the Pentecostal church in the life of the community.
Tue Oct 10th 2023 The Testaments by Margaret Attwood led by Bob.
This sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale was the joint winner of the Booker prize, 2019. Gilead’s world and future are viewed by three women - a girl raised in its confines, another on the run and one at the heart of the regime.
Tue Nov 14th 2023 Mansfield Park by Jane Austen led by Monica.
At the age of ten impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy aunt
Bertram and her family. As well as concerning the love interests of the various protagonists the book also touches on attitudes to the theatre and slavery.
Tue Dec 12th 2023 NO MEETING IN DECEMBER
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American History Architecture Appreciation Art Art Appreciation
Artistic Licence Badminton Ballroom Dancing Beginners Bridge
Books on Tuesday Bridge Chess Classic Films
Come Dine with Us Computer Help Contemporary History & Politic Country Dancing
Cribbage Culture Trips Cycling Digital Photography
Discussion E-bikers and Friends European History Family History
Folk Music & Song French - Beginners French - Intermediate Gardens (Friday 1)
Gardens (Friday 2) Gardens (Monday) Gardens (Thursday) Gardens (Wednesday)
German Indoor Bowling 1 Indoor Bowling 2 Instrumental Music
Italian Jazz Appreciation Jive Listening to Classical Music
Literary Studies Local History Mah Jong Memorable Experiences
Mindfulness Meditation MOTO Moving to Music 1 Moving to Music 2
Music Appreciation Natural History Norwegian Patchwork & Quilting
Philosophy Play Reading Poetry and Prose Reading Psychology
Recorder Ensemble Saturday Lunch Club Science and Technology Scottish Dancing
Scrabble 1 Scrabble 2 Singing for Fun Table Tennis (Doubles)
Table Tennis (Singles) Tai Chi Tennis Themes in World History
Walkers - All Groups Walkers - Amblers 1 Walkers - Amblers 2 Walkers - Amblers 3
Walkers - Amblers 4 Walkers - Amblers Plus 1 Walkers - Amblers Plus 2 Walkers - Fellwanderers
Walkers - Fellwanderers Plus Walkers - Gentle Strollers Walkers - Ramblers Walkers - Ramblers Plus
Walkers - Strollers Walkers - Tuesday Walkers Wellbeing Wine Appreciation 1
Wine Appreciation 2 Wine Appreciation 3 Writing for Pleasure Yoga
More Group Pages
American History Architecture Appreciation
Art Art Appreciation
Artistic Licence Badminton
Ballroom Dancing Beginners Bridge
Books on Tuesday Bridge
Chess Classic Films
Come Dine with Us Computer Help
Contemporary History & Politic Country Dancing
Cribbage Culture Trips
Cycling Digital Photography
Discussion E-bikers and Friends
European History Family History
Folk Music & Song French - Beginners
French - Intermediate Gardens (Friday 1)
Gardens (Friday 2) Gardens (Monday)
Gardens (Thursday) Gardens (Wednesday)
German Indoor Bowling 1
Indoor Bowling 2 Instrumental Music
Italian Jazz Appreciation
Jive Listening to Classical Music
Literary Studies Local History
Mah Jong Memorable Experiences
Mindfulness Meditation MOTO
Moving to Music 1 Moving to Music 2
Music Appreciation Natural History
Norwegian Patchwork & Quilting
Philosophy Play Reading
Poetry and Prose Reading Psychology
Recorder Ensemble Saturday Lunch Club
Science and Technology Scottish Dancing
Scrabble 1 Scrabble 2
Singing for Fun Table Tennis (Doubles)
Table Tennis (Singles) Tai Chi
Tennis Themes in World History
Walkers - All Groups Walkers - Amblers 1
Walkers - Amblers 2 Walkers - Amblers 3
Walkers - Amblers 4 Walkers - Amblers Plus 1
Walkers - Amblers Plus 2 Walkers - Fellwanderers
Walkers - Fellwanderers Plus Walkers - Gentle Strollers
Walkers - Ramblers Walkers - Ramblers Plus
Walkers - Strollers Walkers - Tuesday Walkers
Wellbeing Wine Appreciation 1
Wine Appreciation 2 Wine Appreciation 3
Writing for Pleasure Yoga