The Speckled Band Book Club Pages

Here is a list of the books we have read so far. Each represents a different genre or theme.

"Nowhere City" by Alison Lurie (Bohemians) (Guy)(07/15)
"Mary Anne" by Daphne du Maurier (Regency books) (Valerie)(06/15)
'The Loyal Servant' by Eva Hudson (Political Fiction) (Donald) (05/15)
'Never Mind Nirvana' by Mark Lindquist ('So-called Literary Brat Pack') (James) (04/15)
'The Lonely Londoners' by Sam Selvon (Migration UK) (Sue) (03/15)
'Funeral in Berlin' by Len Deighton (Berlin novels) (Valerie) (02/15)
'On the Road' by Jack Kerouac (Counter culture novels) (Andrew) (01/15)

'The Sea' by John Banville (Beside the seaside, beside the sea) (Ruth) (12/14)
'Mist Over Pendle' by Robert Neill (Halloween) (Caroline) (11/14)
'The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared' by Jonas Jonasson (Titles with numbers) (Selene) (10/14)
'I, Robot' by Isaac Asimov (Science Fiction) (Kamila) (09/14)
'Flow, My Tears, the Policeman Said' by Philip K. Dick (Realities) (Adrian) (07/14)
'Catherine: Portrait of a Woman' by Robert Massie (Biographies) (Linda) (06/14)
'Memento Mori' by Muriel Spark (Different Stages of Life) (Sue) (05/14)
'A Tale for the Time Being' by Ruth Ozeki (Prize winners) (Louise) (04/14)
'Germinal' by Emile Zola (Novels of Industrialisation) (Valerie) (03/14)
'The Man in the Queue' by Josephine Tey (Golden Age Detective Novels) (Andrew) (02/14)
'Rivers of London' by Ben Aaronovitch (Urban Fantasy) (Jessica) (01/14)

'The Commonwealth of Thieves: the Study of the Founding of Australia' by Thomas Keneally (Australia) (Marie) (12/13)
'A Time of Gifts' by Patrick Leigh Fermor (Walks and Pilgrimages) (Ruth) (11/13)
'Like Water for Chocolate' by Laura Esquivel (South American Literature) (Caroline)(10/13)
'It Does Not Die' by Maitreyi Devi (People and worlds we don’t know any more) (Kamila) (09/13)
'Noughts & Crosses' by Malorie Blackman (The First in the Trilogy... would you read the next?) (Hannah) (08/13)
'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom' by T.E. Lawrence (Epic books) (Adrian) (07/13)
'The Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse' by Robert Ranking (Entertainment) (Kelly) (06/13)
'Visitor in Lunacy' by Stephen Curran (Classics with a twist) (Selene) (05/13)
'The Return of the Soldier' by Rebecca West (State of the Nation) (Valerie) (04/13)
'Lonesome Dove' by Larry McMurtry (Westerns) (Linda) (03/13)
'Salaam Brick Lane' by Tarquin Hall (expatriat experiences) (Colin) (02/13)
'Casino Royale' by Ian Fleming (World Book Night 2013 shortlist) (Louise) (01/13)

'The Good Plain Cook' by Bethan Roberts (Sussex) (Mark) (12/12)
'Blindness' by Jose Saramago (Women) (Sue) (11/12)
'The Scrapper' by Brendan O'Carroll (Sport) (Hannah) (10/12)
'The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch' by Philip K. Dick (Future Fiction) (Adrian) (09/12)
'To the Ends of the Earth' by Paul Theroux (Travel writing) (Kelly) (08/12)
'Heart Songs' by Annie Proulx (American Short Stories) (Nic) (07/12)
'Out' by Natsuo Kirino (Japanese Contemporary Fiction) (Ole) (06/12)
'Herzog' by Saul Bellow (Redemption) (Guy) (05/12)
'Summer' by Tom Darling (Bereavement) (Kate) (04/12)
'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Burrows (Letters and Diaries) (Nicki) (03/12)
'The Blind Barber' by John Dickson Carr (Detective fiction) (Valerie) (02/12)
'Cotter's England' by Christina Stead (Post-war British novels) (Linda) (01/12)


'The Oxford Book of Short Stories' (...short stories!) (Gill) (12/11)
'The Death of Bunny Munro' by Nick Cave (Books set in Brighton) (Mark) (11/11)
'The Long Walk' by Slavomir Rawicz (Great escapes) (Colin) (10/11)
'The Handmaid's Tale' by Margaret Atwood (Fiction set in the future)(Louise) (09/11)
'One Day' by David Nicholls (theme: the favourite books of friends) (Liz) (08/11)
'Skippy Dies' by Paul Murray (Irish writers) (Heather) (07/11)
'The Day of the Locust' by Nathaniel West (Hollywood's Golden Age) (Siobhan) (06/11)
'Call the Midwife' by Jennifer Worth (Memoir)(Sue) (05/11)
'The Riddle of the Sands' by Erskine Childers (Spy novels) (Debs) (04/11)
'Five People You Meet in Heaven' by Mitch Albom (Americana)(Rowena) (03/11)
'Enduring Love' by Ian McEwan (02/11)
'The Big Sleep' by Raymond Chandler (01/11)


'A Murky Business' by Balzac (Pete) (12/10)
'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' by Muriel Spark (Valerie) (11/10)

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