Reading - Modern Novels
At Bromyard Road Methodist Church - Meeting Room, postcode WR2 5DL on alternate Tuesdays at 1400hr.
The novels we read (post-2010) are selected by the members, each of whom introduces his/her book. Choices are often, but not exclusively, taken from the shortlists of major book awards such as the Booker and Costa.
We aim to study the style of writing as well as the content.
We usually devote one session to novels from other sources. This could be, for example, classics, novels in translation, or a particular genre. To control costs, members select books that are in paperback.
We sometimes lunch together at either Christmas or the year end.
New members are most warmly welcomed by the group.
Group size is restricted to 14 in order to facilitate discussion in depth and to ensure that each person has the opportunity to introduce a novel of his/her choice. Previous experience of novel reading is not required. Members bring their life experience and knowledge of other fields to enrich the debate to the benefit of us all.
At our last meeting in April we voted for our favourite novel from our sessions of 2018-19:
|1st||A Country Road, a Tree||Jo Baker|
|2nd||All the Light we Cannot See||Anthony Doerr|
|3rd||Tin Man||Sarah Winman|
Novels chosen for this year so far are:
|September 10th||Three Daughters of Eve||Elif Shafak|
|September 24th||Death and the Seaside||Alison Moore|
|October 8th||Circe||Madeline Miller|
|October 22nd||Home Fire||Khamila Shamsie|
|November 5th||Milkman||Anna Burns|
|November 19th||The Wall||John Lanchester|
|December 3rd||The Only Story||Julian Barnes|
|December 17th||Christmas meeting|
|January 7th||The Long Song||Andrea Levy|
|January 21st||West||Carys Davies|
|February 4th||Dark Water||Elizabeth Lowry|
|March 3rd||The Long Take||Robin Robertson|