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BOOK CLUB

We have a thriving book-club, which meets in the coffee-lounge of the church, approximately once a month, to discuss a chosen book. We meet at 7.00pm and usually finish by 9.00pm. At the meeting, we have a free and open discussion about the book selected for reading. Refreshments, wine and soft drinks, contributed by the members, are on offer to assist the discussion! Books are chosen randomly from proposals by members, and most are available to borrow via our group-library-membership.

There is no charge for membership; anyone with a love of books and reading is most welcome, and membership of the group is not limited to church-members. Everyone is welcome.

THE NEXT MEETING OF THE BOOK CLUB WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER AT 7.00PM
WHEN THE BOOK TO BE DISCUSSED IS:

 "Secrets of the Sea House" by Elizabeth Gifford

Please check this page frequently because if selected books are not available others are sometimes substituted.

The selected books will be placed in the cupboard in the coffee lounge at the church approximately one month before the date of the meeting.  Please sign for any book you borrow and return it at the meeting.

List of books currently requested by members of  the Book Club

Autobiography of a Geisha by Sayo Masuda
Little Face by Sophie Hannah
Sons & Lovers by D H Lawrence
What Maisie Knew by Henry James
A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray
The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
The Time-Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Elizabeth & Mary – Cousins, Rivals, Queens by Jane Dunn
Eve Green by Susan Fletcher
Treasure Island by R L Stevenson
The Mango Orchard by Robin Bailey
After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
Broderick Report by Philippe Claudel
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

We do not exercise any restriction of the type of book selected; past selections have been:

  1. "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" by John Boyne
  2. "The Alchemist," by Paul Coelho
  3. "Conversations with God" by Neale Donald Walsch
  4. "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Piccoult
  5. "Holy Fools" by Joanne Harris
  6. "The Memory Stone" by Kate O'Riordan
  7. "The Two of Us" by Sheila Hancock
  8. "Brick Lane" by Monica Ali
  9. "Mary Anne" by Daphne Du Maurier
  10. "Mother, can you hear me" by Margaret Forster
  11. "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro
  12. "Staying on" by Paul Scott
  13. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time"by Mark Haddon
  14. "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards
  15. "Pies and Prejudice" by Stewart Maconi
  16. "I am Justice" by Paul Kenyon
  17. "The Bolter" by Frances Osbourne
  18. "Silence" by Shusaku Endo
  19. "The Island" by Victoria Hislop
  20. "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Seebold
  21. "Old Filth" by Jane Gardam
  22. "Sepulchre" by Kate Mosse
  23. "The House at Riverton" by Kate Morton
  24. "Purple Hibiscus" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  25. "Book Seller of Kabul" by Asne Seierstad
  26. "The Sunday Philosophers' Club" by Alexander McCall Smith
  27. "In Another Light" by Andrew Greig
  28. "The Road to Nab End" by William Woodruff
  29. "The Voyage Home" by Jane Rogers
  30. "Case Histories" by Kate Atkinson
  31. "The Uncommon Reader" by Alan Bennett
  32. "The Ice Road" by Gillian Slovo
  33. "Chicklit"
  34. "Small Island" by Andrea Levy
  35. "Salmon Fishing in Yemen" by Paul Torday
  36. "Restless by William Boyd"
  37. "The Colour" by Rose Tremain
  38. "The Hare With Amber Eyes" by Edmund De Waal
  39. "The Secret Scripture" by Sebastian Barry
  40. "The Book Thief" by Marcus Zusak
  41. "Wolf Hall"  by Hilary Mantel."The Book Thief" by Markus Zesak
  42. "The Girls" by Lori Lansens
  43. "Yesterterday's House" by Mavis Cheek
  44. "Suspicions of Mr. Whicher" by Kate Summerscale
  45. "The History of Mr. Polly" by H.G. Wells
  46. "Jamrach's Menagerie" by Carol Birch
  47. "Cold Comfort" by Charles Frazier
  48. "One Good Turn" by Kate Atkinson
  49. "The Laments" by George Hagen
  50. "The Help"by Kathryn Stockett
  51. "Facing the Light" by Adele Geras
  52. "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins
  53. "Atonement" by Ian McEwen
  54. "Mister Pip" by Lloyd Jones
  55. "The Welsh Girl" by Peter Ho Davis
  56. "Shadow of the Wind"by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  57. "Bring up the Bodies"by Hilary Mantel
  58. "Star of the Sea"by Joseph O'Connor
  59. "The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson
  60. "The Life of Pi" by Yann Martel. (5.27)
  61. "The Little Friend" by Donna Tartt
  62. "Toast" by Nigel Slater
  63. "The Murder Room" by PD James
  64. "Rachels Holiday" by Marian Keye
  65. "The Reading Group" by Elizabeth Noble
  66. "Litmus - Short Stories from Modern Science" Edited by Ra Page
  67. "Why be happywhen you could be normal"by Jeanette Winterson
  68. "The Cellist of Sarajevo" by Steven Galloway
  69. "The Distant Land of my Father" by Bo Caldwell
  70. "The Political Animal" by Jeremy Paxman
  71. "Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling
  72. "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
  73. "The Lady and the Unicorn" by Tracy Chevalier
  74. "Half of a Yellow Sun" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  75. "Never Let Me Go " by Kazuo Ishiguro
  76. "The White Queen" by Phillipa Gregory
  77. "One Hundred Yearsof Solitude" by Gbriel Garcia Marquez
  78. "Silas Marner" by George Eliot
  79. "The Lost Army" by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
  80. "Unless"by Carol Shields
  81. "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" By Rachel Joyce
  82. "Northanger Abbey" by Jane Austen
  83. "Life on Air" by David Attenborough
  84. "Elizabeth is Missing" by Emma Healey
  85. "Brookly" by Colm Toibin
  86. "Red Dust Road" by Jackie Kay
  87. "Flight Behaviour" by Barbara Kingsolver
  88. "Typhoon" by Qaisra Shahraz
  89. "The Mermaid and the Drunks" by Ben Richards
  90. "The First Casualty" by Ben Elton
  91. "Imperfect" by Julian fellows
  92. "On Beauty" by Sadia Smith
  93. "Can Any Mother Help Me?" by Jenna Bailey
  94. A selection of 4 "Wallendar" books by Henning Mankell
  95. "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See
  96. "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins
  97. "Empress Orchid" by Anchee Min
  98. "The Thread" by Victoria Hislop
  99. "The Interpretation of Murder" by Jed Rubenfeld
  100. "No. 10"  by Sue Townsend
  101. "Sacred Hearts" by Sarah Dunant
  102. "The Looking Glass" by Michelle Roberts


    Books are normally selected from Bury Council Library - Book Sets for Reading Groups. To view a current copy of this list click here.

 

 

 
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