Worcester

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 2017-18.

1st Days Without End Sebastian Barry
2nd Hag-seedMargaret Atwood
3rdThe Reluctant FundamentalistMohsin Hamid.

Novels for this year are:

September 11th Lincoln in the BardoGeorge Saunders
September 25th RoomEmma Donoghue
October 9thA Country Road,a Tree Jo Baker
October 23rdA Spool of Blue ThreadAnne Tyler
November 6thThe Legacy of the BonesDolores Redondo
November 20thTin Man Sarah Winman
December 4thReservoir 13Jon McGregor
December 18thChristmas meeting
January 8thAll the Light we Cannot See Anthony Doerr
January 22ndAuthor, AuthorDavid Lodge
February 5thElmet Fiona Mozley
February 19thThe Seventh Function of Language L Binet
March 5thThe Essex SerpentSarah Perry
March 19thThe Clocks in this House all tell Different TimesXan Broooks
April 2ndNormal PeopleSally Rooney
April 16thThe Gap of TimeJeanette Winterson

at our last meeting in April we voted for our favourite novel from 2018-19

1stA Country Road a TreeJo Baker
2ndAll the Light we Cannot See Anthony Doerr
3rdTin Man Sarah Winman

January 2019

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