Book Group

Started in the summer of 2012, the group discusses mainstream fiction and biographies from a Christian perspective. How do we, as Christians, respond to characters and events from books we read? Our answers will never be complete and lead to definite conclusions, but it will hopefully raise a number of issues for us to consider. Our aim is to have a good discussion, share fellowship, a chat, fun, a glass of wine, and generally a good evening.

If you are interested you would be very welcome to join us. Please contact the Church Office for more information.

 

Books We’ve Read

The reading list since we started is as follows:

94 05-08-2022 This Lovely City Louise Hare
93 24-06-2022 My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante
92. 22-04-2022 Hamnet Maggie O’Farrell
91. 11-3-2022 The Mercies Kiran Millwood Hargrave
90. 28-1-2022 The accidental recluse Tom McCulloch
89. 5-11-2021 How green was my valley Richard Llewellyn
88. 24-09-2021 On the Beach Neville Shute
87. 13-08-2021 Dissolution C J Samson
86. 02-07-2021 The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli
85. 21-05-2021 Conclave Robert Harris
84. 09-04-2021 The Millstone Margaret Drabble
83. 26-02-2021 The Hitchhiker’s guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
82. 15-01-2021 Summer’s lease John Mortimer
81. 04-12-2020 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C S Lewis
80. 06-11-2020 The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle
79. 02-10-2020 Girl, Woman, Other Bernardine Everisto
78. 21-08-2020 To Sir with Love E R Braithwaite
77. 17-07-2020 Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis
76. 26-06-2020 The Redemption of Galen Pike Carys Davis
75. 05-06-2020 The Ashes of London Andrew Taylor
74. 08-05-2020 The Mayor of Casterbridge Thomas Hardy
73. 17-04-2020 Dark Places Gillian Flynn
72. 06-03-2020 The Dinner Herman Koch
71. 24-01-2020 Cold Comfort Farm Stella Gibbons
70. 29-11-2019 Changing Places David Lodge
69. 11-10-2019 Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead
68. 30-08-2019 Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
67. 26-07-2019 Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf
66. 21-06-2019 Frankenstein Mary Shelley
65. 24-05-2019 The Kindness of Strangers Kate Adie
64. 05-04-2019 The Painted Veil Somerset Maugham
63. 22-02-2019 The Diary of a Nobody George and Weedon Grossmith
62. 11-01-2019 The Broker John Grisham
61. 09-11-2018 The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde
60. 21-09-2018 All the Light we Cannot See Anthony Doerr
59. 17-08-2018 The Rain before it falls Jonathan Coe
58. 06-07-2018 The Spy who came in from the cold John le Carré
57. 25-05-2018 The House on the Strand Daphne du Maurier
56. 06-04-2018 A Pale View of Hills Kazuo Ishiguro
55. 23-02-2018 Palace Walk Naguib Mahfouz
54. 12-01-2018 The Ascent of Rum Doodle William Ernest Bowman
53. 20-10-2017 The Story of my Boyhood and Youth John Muir
52. 08-09-2017 The Grass is Singing Doris Lessing
51. 04-08-2017 Metamorphosis Franz Kafka
50. 07-07-2017 Chocolat Joanne Harris
49. 26-05-2017 Sunset Song Lewis Grassic Gibbon
48. 07-04-2017 Instructions for a Heatwave Maggie O’Farrell
47. 03-03-2017 The Blackhouse Peter May
46. 27-01-2017 Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
45. 09-12-2016 The Willows at Christmas William Horwood
44. 11-11-2016 No Highway Neville Shute
43. 14-10-2016 From the Holy Mountain William Dalrymple
42. 07-09-2016 The Wife of Martin Guerre Janet Lewis
41. 08-07-2016 Brokeback Mountain Annie Proulx
40. 03-06-2016 The Ice Twins S K Tremayne
39. 22-04-2016 The Leopard Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
38. 11-03-2016 Full Tilt Dervla Murphy
37. 29-01-2016 Walking Home Simon Armitage
36. 18-12-2015 The Gift Cecelia Ahern
35. 20-11-2015 In Another Light Andrew Greig
34. 16-10-2015 The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
33. 28-8-2015 Gweilo Martin Booth
32. 17-7-2015 Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Alborn
31. 15-6-2015 Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont Elizabeth Taylor
30. 24-4-2015 The Knight’s Tale Geoffrey Chaucer
29. 13-3-2015 The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
28. 30-1-2015 Cannery Row John Steinbeck
27. 19-12-2014 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
26. 21-11-2014 Old Filth Jane Gardam
25. 17-10-2014 Engleby Sebastian Faulks
24. 12-9-2014 Breakfast at Tiffany’s Truman Capote
23. 1-08-2014 Whit Iain Banks
22. 20-06-2014 The New Men C P Snow
21. 16-05-2014 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Alan Sillitoe
20. 04-04-2014 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
19. 21-02-2014 The hare with Amber Eyes Edmund de Waal
18. 17-01-2014 the Riders Tim Winton
17. 13-12-2013 Chocky John Wyndham
16. 15-11-2013 The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
15. 4-10-2013 The Railway Man Eric Lomax
14. 30-8-2013 Not Scared Niccolo Ammaniti
13. 26-7-2013 The Shack William Paul Young
12. 14-6-2013 Me before you Jojo Moyes
11. 10-5-2013 The Autobiography of Malcolm X Alex Haley & Malcolm X
10. 5-4-2013 Trumpet Jackie Kay
9. 15-3-2013 Long Way Down Nick Hornby
8. 15-2-2013 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
8. 15-2-2013 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
8. 15-2-2013 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
8. 15-2-2013 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
8. 15-2-2013 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
8. 15-2-2013 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
8. 15-2-2013 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
8. 15-2-2013 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
8. 15-2-2013 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
8. 15-2-2013 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
8. 15-2-2013 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
8. 15-2-2013 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
8. 15-2-2013 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
7. 18-1-2013 The End of the Affair Graham Greene
6. 14-12-2012 Skipping Christmas John Grisham
5. 9-11-2012 The God of Small Things Arundathi Roy
4. 5-10-2012 The Truth Terry Pratchett
3. 24-08-2012 Consider the Lilies Iain Crichton Smith
2. 13-7-2012 Children of Men P.D. James
1. 8-6-2012 The War of the Worlds H.G. Wells