Worcester

Reading - Modern Novels

At Bromyard Road Methodist Church - Meeting Room, postcode WR2 5DL on alternate Tuesdays at 1400hr.

Contact: modernnovelsgroupleader

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 Man 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
3rdTin 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 8thCirce Madeline Miller
October 22nd
November 5th
November 19th
December 3rd
December 17thChristmas meeting
January 7th
January 21st
February 4th
February 18th
March 3rd
March 17th
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April 14th

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