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 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 2017-18.
|1st||Days Without End||Sebastian Barry|
|3rd||The Reluctant Fundamentalist||Mohsin Hamid.|
Novels for this year are:
|September 11th||Lincoln in the Bardo||George Saunders|
|September 25th||Room||Emma Donoghue|
|October 9th||A Country Road,a Tree||Jo Baker|
|October 23rd||A Spool of Blue Thread||Anne Tyler|
|November 6th||The Legacy of the Bones||Dolores Redondo|
|November 20th||Tin Man||Sarah Winman|
|December 4th||Reservoir 13||Jon McGregor|
|December 18th||Christmas meeting|
|January 8th||All the Light we Cannot See||Anthony Doerr|
|January 22nd||Author, Author||David Lodge|
|February 5th||Elmet||Fiona Mozley|
|February 19th||The Seventh Function of Language||L Binet|
|March 5th||The Essex Serpent||Sarah Perry|
|March 19th||The Clocks in this House all tell Different Times||Xan Broooks|
|April 2nd||Normal People||Sally Rooney|
|April 16th||The Gap of Time||Jeanette Winterson|
at our last meeting in April we voted for our favourite novel from 2018-19
|1st||A Country Road a Tree||Jo Baker|
|2nd||All the Light we Cannot See||Anthony Doerr|
|3rd||Tin Man||Sarah Winman|