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Book Club 2020-2021

December 2020

Book One: “One August Night” by Victoria Hislop. This is a sequel to “The Island.

Members will also review a book that they have read over the Christmas period.

November 2020

Our first Zoom Bookclub Meeting took place on Thursday 5th Nov 2020.

8 Members participated in this Zoom Meeting, hosted by Rachel Gillen.

Members spoke enthusiastically about their recently-read favourite books. Most Members are avid readers, including one who has read 30 books since May.  Members’ choices covered a wide range of books and genres.

It was a lively and very informative meeting with contributions from everyone.

Books recommended included:

Talented Mr RipleyPatricia High SmithVery Clever
HamnetMaggie O’FarrellRecommended
Greek Island Escape Patricia WilsonMurder Mystery
Key to RebeccaKen FollettMurder Mystery
Here’s the StoryMary Mc AleeseDisappointing
Hidden DepthsAnn CleevesDetective
Vera Stanhope SeriesAnn CleevesDetective
The Woman in Cabin 10Ruth WareThriller
Home StretchGraham NortonGood Read
Lethal White StrikeRobert Galbraith (J K Rowling)Awful
American DirtGeanine CumminsVery Good
Strange FlowersDonal RyanInteresting
The Paris ArchitectCharles BelfoureExciting
The SeamstressMaria DuenasGood
Here is the BeehiveSarah CrossanMost enjoyable
SnowJohn BanvilleStunning
Where the Crawdads SingDelia OwensLyrical
Those Who Are LovedVictoria HislopVery Violent / 2nd World War
The White TigerAravind AdigaHumourous Account of India, Excellent Read
The Stranger DiariesElly GriffithsNew Author
Book recommendations

Members suggested that Audio Books are a great way of enjoying a book.  Apps are available, such as AUDIBLE or BBC Books.  Your Local Library will provide access to Talking Books via your Smart Phone.  Amazon is recommended for buying Talking Books.

Our choice of book for next meeting is “A Light That Never Goes Out” by Keelin Shanley.

Next Zoom Meeting is Thurs 3rd Dec at 7.30 pm.

If interested in joining the Bookclub, contact Rachel Gillen.

We are delighted for Members to read along with us, without joining our Bookclub.