Reading Group

At each meeting we have an informal discussion about the latest book (they becomes much more informal as the evening progresses due to the consumption of wine and nibbles!). These discussions are lively and thought-provoking.  Books are provided via Crosby Library's reading group list.

We meet every six weeks, on a Tuesday evening.  If you would like to join us, please give Pauline a ring on 928 5625, you will be made very welcome.

We are reading "Dominion" by C J Sansom and plan to meet in October 2017.  About the book: Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany after Dunkirk.  As the long German war against Russia rages on in the east, the British people find themselves under dark authoritarian rule.  Defiance, though, is growing.  Winston Churchill's Resistance organisation is increasingly a thorn in the government's side.  And in Birmingham mental hospital an incarcerated scientist, Frank Muncaster, may hold a secret that could change the balance of the world struggle for ever.  Civil Servant David Fitzgerald, secretly acting as a spy for the Resistance, must rescue his old friend Frank and get him out of the country.  Before long he, together with a disparate group of Resistance activists, will find themselves fugitives in the midst of London's Great Smog; as David's wife Sarah finds herself drawn into a world more terrifying than she ever would have imagined.  And hard on their heels is Gestapo Sturmbannfuhrer Gunther Hoth, brilliant, implacable hunter of men.....

The books we have read so far are:  

The Island by Victoria Hislop

Gentlemen and Players
by Joanne Harris

The Divide by Nicholas Evans

Restless by William Boyd

The Testament of Gideon Mack
by James Robertson

The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini

The Piano Teacher
by Janice Y K Lee

Too Close to Home
by Harlen Coben

Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes

Summer School
by Domenica de Rosa

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Before the Storm
by Judith Lennox

The Message
by Lance Richardson

Under This Unbroken Sky
by Shandi Mitchell

For One More Day by Mitch Albom

The Winter Vaults

by Anne Michaels

The First Apostle
by James Becker

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
by Maggie O'Farrell

The Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Ruizafon

The Visible World by Mark Slouka

The Ghost, by Robert Harris

Resistance by Owen Sheers

No Time for Goodbye
by Linwood Barclay

A Small Part of History
by Peggy Elliott

The Outcast by Sadie Jones

A Carrion Death
by Michael Stanley

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
by Gregory Maguire

A Secret Alchemy
by Emma Darwin

Septembers of Shiraz
by Hanna Weg

Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Mouse proof Kitchen
by Saira Shah

If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor

The Naming of Eliza Quinn
by Carol Birch

God's Own Country
by Ross Raisin

When the Cage Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel


Witness the Night
by Kishwar Desai

You're Next by Greg Hurwitz

The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets
by Eva Rice

Telling Tales by Patience Agbabi

Goodnight Beautiful
by Dorothy Koomson

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer

The Hollow by Agatha Christie

Noah's Compass
by Anne Tyler

Sister by Rosamund Lupton

The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-time by Mark Haddon

Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro

Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada

The Other Hand by Chris Cleave

The Water Horse by Julia Gregson