Book Club

Enjoy reading, want to share your thoughts about books or just listen to other peoples opinions then why not join us. 

Book club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at Lee Rosy’s café.  The books for the next few months are:-

Oct.2014 - The Humans, Matt Haig.

Nov.2014 - Sons and Lovers, D.H.Lawrence.

Dec.2014 - A Commonplace Killing, Sian Busby.

Jan. 2015 - The Hours, Michael Cunningham.

Feb. 2015 - Poetry

March 2015 - The Goldfinch, Donna Tart


Books to read are chosen by the group roughly every six months.  We try to choose books from various genres and times.  Have a book you think should be shared then come along and put it in the mix.

The Humans, Matt Haig

When an extra-terrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive. Taking the form of Professor Andrew Martin, a prominent mathematician at Cambridge University, the visitor is eager to complete the gruesome task assigned him and hurry home to his own utopian planet, where everyone is omniscient and immortal.

He is disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, their capacity for murder and war, and is equally baffled by the concepts of love and family. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this strange species than he had thought. Disguised as Martin, he drinks wine, reads poetry, develops an ear for rock music, and a taste for peanut butter. Slowly, unexpectedly, he forges bonds with Martin’s family. He begins to see hope and beauty in the humans’ imperfection, and begins to question the very mission that brought him there.

Previous books:-

September 2014 - World War Z, Max Brooks.

Aug. 2014 - A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway.

July 2014 - The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion.

June 2014 - Poetry (details to follow)

May 2014 - Twelve Years a Slave, Solomon Northup.

April 2014 - Selected Stories, Alice Munro.

Mar. 2014 - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce.

Feb. 2014 – Pigeon English, Steven Kelman

Jan. 2014 – The Electric Michaelangio, Sarah Hall.

Dec. 2013 – The Woman in Black, Susan Hill.

Nov. 2013 – Persuasion, Jane Austen.

Oct. 2013 – Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann.

Sept 2013 – Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow,  Peter Hoeg.


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  • rachael

    Hi Mary, the book for November is DH Lawrence Sons and Lovers. Have have just announced it.

    October 25

  • Mary H.

    What is the book for November? When and where is the meeting??

    October 18

  • carol m.

    Could someone remind me what book has been chosen for the November meetup please?

    October 16

  • rachael

    Unfortunately I can't make tonight. Hope you all enjoy the discussions. See you soon.

    October 15

  • greg h.

    Are we "Humans" this month?

    October 5

    • Clive

      Are we not Devo ?

      October 14

  • Esperanza

    Cheers!

    October 5

  • Joanne

    This months book is The Humans by Matt Haig

    October 5

  • Esperanza

    Hello, I've just seen this and I might be interested. What's the book for the coming meeting on October 15?
    Thanks

    October 5

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