Book group (at last!!!)

My plans for the summer...

Well, it seems that this book group has been a long time coming! After having to call off last months meeting due to a pesky sickness bug, I’ve been itching to see you all and discuss “The Shadow of a Smile”. However, good things come to those who wait (or so they tell us..) and finally, finally a small but perfectly formed group of us managed to get together in the same room and mull over books, politics and Kelly’s new Vivienne Westwood tights.

And, on the whole, it was a very favourable reaction for Kachi Ozumba’s first novel, with it receiving praise for it’s excellent characterisation (all slightly in love with Zuba), vivid descriptions (especially smells!!!) and the shocking insight it offered us into a country about which we knew very little. The writing was highly commended, with lots of people expressing surprise that this was a first novel, and all of us concluding that it was a book that, even though we might not have picked it up ourselves, we would definitely recommend to others. A very impressive regional read indeed!

We also had a bit of discussion about the next sessions. Next up we have “The Little Stranger” by Sarah Waters, a book I read at Christmas and LOVED (so I can’t wait to get reading again!). We also thought that, as we’re a meeting down, we will definitely hold an August meeting (for those who are around)  where we will deviate from the usual format and all bring in a favourite book to talk about. Oh and as the next meeting takes place on my last day of freedom (getting married on the 2nd July- eek!) I also proposed that we might like to have a sneaky glass of wine afterward o celebrate. Living it up as only I know how….

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Tuesday 10 June 2014
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Tuesday 8 July 2014
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Tuesday 12 August 2014
Summer Recommendations Party
Bring along the best book you've read in the last year and recommend to the group!

Tuesday 9 September 2014
The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

Tuesday 14 October 2014
Crooked Maid by Dan Vyeleta

Tuesday 11 November 2014
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Flier

Tuesday 9 December 2014
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Read the book and come along. Eat cake. Discuss.

On: second TUESDAY of every month from 6.30pm-8pm.

Serendipity Tea & Trinkets
10 Fredrick Street

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