Book Reading 1 – Monday

The Book Reading Group is a lively, interesting group with good social interactions.

Scout & Guide HQ
2nd Monday of the month
10.30 am
  • Coordinator: Diane Piggin - 01695 577 837
  • Coordinator: Maggie Broughton - 01695 574138

We read one book a month, supplied free of charge by Lancashire Libraries service from their Book Group collection. These are handed out at the previous month’s meeting. In addition we provide our own copies of  classic books chosen by our members to read at a more leisurely pace.

We aim to include all attending members in the discussion, opening the meeting by listening to each member in turn make a brief comment about their likes or dislikes before moving on to look at the book in more depth. We find ourselves reading books we wouldn’t normally choose, some we love, some we hate, some we never finish.  Often books disliked by the majority lead to the best discussion. What we all share is a love of reading.

The books below can be collected at the meeting on the dates shown and will be discussed at the following meeting

12th February 2018                 A Passage to India      by      E.M.Forster

12th March 2018                     Campbells  Kingdom      by      Hammon Innes

9th April 2018                         Wilderness      by      Lance Weller

14th May 2018                         The Trader of Saigon      by      Lucy Cruikshanks

11th June 2018                         A Land more kind than home      by      Wiley Cash

9th July 2018                           The Baghdad Railway Club      by      A. Martin

13th August 2018                      Third Gate      by      Lincoln Child

10th September 2018              Follow me home      by      Patrick Bishop

8th October 2018                      Sandcastle Girls      by      Chris Bohjalian

12th November 2018                This is where I am      by      Karen Campbell

10th December 2018                 The Hundred year old man      by      Jonas Jonasson

14th January 2019                     The Truth about the Harry Quebert affair      by      Joel Dicker

Our current three month book is ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ by Alexandre Dumas to be discussed at the May meeting.

When God was A Rabbit

Sarah Winman – When God Was A Rabbit 

It’s not surprising to learn that Sarah Winman had a solid career as an actress in the likes of Holby City and The Bll before diversifying into writing with this, her first novel. One of the huge cast of eccentric characters is an actress, another is a Shirley Bassey impersonator and all are the sort of larger-than-life but thinly-drawn types that populate early-evening TV drama, with perhaps an added twist of eccentricity.

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