Worcester

Reading - Modern Novels

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

Contact: Pat Davis , Rose Jack

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
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 22ndShadows in the CotswoldsRebecca Tope
November 5thMilkman Anna Burns
November 19thThe Wall John Lanchester
December 3rdThe Only Story Julian Barnes
December 17thChristmas meeting
January 7thThe Long SongAndrea Levy
January 21stHome Fire Khamila Shamsie
February 4thDark Water Elizabeth Lowry
February 18thWest Carys Davies
March 3rd The Long Take Robin Robertson
March 17th Convenience Store Woman Sayaka Murata
March 31stThe Silence of the Girls Pat Barker
April 14th Themed choice

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