Book Club 2021-2022

Sept ‘21 Marlay Book Club Meeting

Our Book Club met outdoors in Marlay Park, once again, for our September Meeting. This time, at a picnic table, in front of Marlay House where we enjoyed lively discussion on the books we had read over the Summer.

THE 7 SISTERS by Lucinda Riley were loved by all despite their large number of pages. Each book is about the life story of each Sister, who happens to live in a different country. The Author, aged 56, died recently of cancer. The final book is due for release next year.

Other books, like the latest from Sarah Pearse , THE SANATORIUM, proved disappointing to one of our Readers. Suspense thrillers, like R P Bolton’s , THE PERFECT HOUSE  was well liked. AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins is hugely popular, as is AFTER THE SILENCE by Louise O’Neill.

A few Members particularly like the books associated with the VERA series on TV which is based on books by Ann Cleeves.  Members also praised A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles. THE CHOICE by Edith Egar is also highly recommended. This Memoir published in 1917, became an Internet Bestseller. Its Author, an US Psychologist, is an Holocaust Survivor. She was swnt to Auschwitz in 1944 at age 16.

We discussed the advantages of listening to books being read aloud. It has proved to be a popular option with the Library App  providing a super service. The Library still has its stocks of CDs of spoken books, if anyone prefers to use their CD player to listen to stories.

Novel chosen for our October  Bookclub Read is:

THE WIDOWS OF MALABAR HILL by SUJATA MASSEY

Next Bookclub is Thursday 21st Oct in Marlay Park, at a picnic table in front of Marlay House.  If wet, I will send a text message as to venue.

Do join us for a convivial afternoon. Plenty of chat and bonhomie!

Rachel Gillen