Reading Group


 Each month members of the group select a novel, biography, classic, read the particular book and then meet in a member’s house to discuss “the read”. Conversation and opinions are lively and honest!

Contact the coordinator of the group, Peter Glover, on 390153

Books read: To read a review click if highlighted


Death at La Fenice – Donna Leon
To Kill a Mocking Bird – Harper Lee
Saturday – Ian McEwan
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things – Jon McGregor
The Kite Runner – Khalid Hosseini
When We were Orphans – Kazuo Ishiguro
Three Fatal Englishmen – Sebastian Faulks
Eve Green – Susan Fletcher
An Equal Music – Vickram Seth
Bad Blood – Lorna sage
Crossing the Line – Melvyn Bragg

The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
Hotel du Lac – Anita Brookner
Perfect Match – Jodie Picot
Tulip Fever – Deborah Mogach
The Constant Gardner – John Le Carre
The End of the Affair – Graham Greene
White Cargo – Felicity Kendal
The Dust Diaries – Owen Sheers
The Great Gatsby – Scott Fitzgerald
The Tenderness of the Wolves – Stef Penny

Double Vision – Pat Barker
The Moon and Sixpence – Somerset Maugham
Edith’s Diary – Patricia Highsmith
The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolva
Secret Asset – Stella Rimmington
Bread upon the Waters – Irwin Shaw
Cider with Rosie – Laurie Lee
Blacklist – Sara Paretsky
The Savage Garden – Mark Mill


Atonement. – Ian McEwan
The Irresistable Inheritance of Wilberforce – Paul Torday
Enigma – Robert Harris
White Tiger – Arivand Adiga
South Riding – Winifred Holtby
The Hiding Place – Trezzo Azzoparti
Engleby – Sebastian Faulks
The American Boy – Andrew Taylor
Keeping-the-World-away by Margaret Forster
A Most Wanted Man


For Esme With Love and Squalor – J.D.Salinger
The Wings of a dove – Henry James
American Boy – Andrew Taylor
The Irresiistible Inheritance of Wilberforce – Paul Torday
Keeping the World Away – Margaret Forster
Atonement – Ian McEwan
Engleby – Sebastian Faulks
The Hiding Place – Trezza Azzopardi
South Riding – Winifred Holtby
The-Little-Stranger by Sarah Waters


A Month in the Country– J.L.Carr
Safe Passage – Ida Cooke
Cry the Beloved Country – Alan Paton
The Finkler Question – Howard Jacobson
The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor
Rape of the Fair Country – Alexander Cordell
The Hare with the Amber Eyes – Edward du Waal
The Blasphemer – Nigel Farndale
To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
At Sea – Laurie Graham


A Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes
Resistance – Owen Sheers
The Quickening Maze – Adam Foulds
A Woman in Black – Susan Hill
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffter
Ordinary Thunderstorms – William Boyd
The Piano Tuner – Daniel Mason
The Enemy we killed,My Friend – David Jones
Pure by Andrew Miller
A Daughter of Fortune – Isabel Allende
The Ginger Tree – Oswald Wynd
As I Walked Out One Morning- Laurie Lee 


‘The Fifth Child’ by Doris Lessing

Swimming Home  by Deborah Levy

‘The Cleaner of Chartres’ by Salley Vickers 

‘Caleb’s Crossing’ by Geraldine Brooks

On Green Dolphin Street – Sebastian Faulks July 2013

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold – Rachel Joyce  August 2013

Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott

Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossein.

Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald


Notes from an exhibition by Patrick Gale

Restless by William Boyd

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Significant Sisters by Margaret Forster

Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsover

Color of Water by James McBride

A Day in December by Sebastian Faulks

A view from Castle Roc by Alice Munro

The Great Lover Gill Dawson by Jill Dawson

What I Loved by Siri Hustvildt

Washington Square 


Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – January

The Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding – February

Stoner by John Williams – March

Jigsaw by Sybille Bedford – April 2015

The Snowdrops by A.D. Miller

Hokey Pokey Man by Anita Arcari –

The Thread by Victoria Hislop –

The Minituarist by Jessie burton

Suite Francaise by Irène Nérimoskvy

The Housekeeper by Yoko Agawa 

Corsets to Camouflage by Kate Adie


Flight Behaviour – Barbara Kingsover

Life after Life – Kate Atkinson

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

The Warden – Anthony Trollope

The Lowlands by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Children Act – Ian McEwan

Brooklyn – Colm Toibin

The Glass Room-Simon Mawer

The Outsider – Frederick Forsyth

The-Alchemist – Paul Coelho


Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvila

Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell

I Saw a Man – Owen Sheers

Consequences by Penelope Lively

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