Book Club Update

 

In January the Book Club discussed “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time” which most of us enjoyed.  It is the story of a young, autistic boy who finds a dead dog and sets out to find out who has killed him.  The author show a really good understanding of autism and the book is by turns funny and sad.

 

 

 

In February the Book Club is reading “Notes from a Small Island”, by Bill Bryson.  Bryson is an American married to an Englishwoman who decides to take a trip around Britain in the early 1980s before moving his family over to America.  This book has led to very mixed feelings.  Some loved his humour, others felt the book was very dated and at times did not like his choice of language.

 

The book for March is “Lollipop Shoes” by Joanne Harris followed by a very different choice, a detective/thriller in April.  Although, as a group, we choose a book for each month there is no pressure to read the book.  If members do not like the look of a particular novel they can choose another book by the same author or a book of the same type e.g. thriller, historical novel, romance.

The Book Club space for a few more members, if you would like to join just come along on the second Monday of the month at Lutterworth Library, 10:45 am. For more information check out our page here.

Book Club – Reviews

Since we began the book club at the beginning of 2015, we have read a variety of different books.
Not all of them have been to everyone’s taste but each time we have met there has been someone in
the group who has enjoyed the book.

We began with a fairly light-hearted novel called “The Patchwork Marriage” by Jane Green.
Most people enjoyed this novel which explored modern  step families.  We have read a variety of crime/thriller books the latest of which has been “The Racketeer” by John Grisham.

Our last book “Gone Girl” was quite popular with the group once they got used to the format, where the story was told from the point of view of two different people.

This gripping book has been made into a film and has been in the cinema recently. Currently we are reading The Partner By John Grisham and soon we will be reading Gustav Sonata.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are a small but friendly group of people who enjoy reading but don’t feel under pressure to finish a book if we don’t like it. We enjoy having a chat about books, over a cup of coffee, once a month and welcome new members. If you would like to join us drop into the office at 7 High Street for more information.