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Caro5 2 months ago Book Club
What’s everyone reading at the moment? I’ve just started to read Grown Ups by Marian Keyes. It’s good so far.
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    • Lyndorshca 18th July 2021 at 6:11 pm

      Hi Caro5 I have read a Marian Keyes novel and really enjoyed it I can’t remember the title as it was a while back .. I’m currently reading a Peter James novel ‘I Follow you’ .. it is brilliant 🙂

    • Caz64 18th July 2021 at 6:59 pm

      I’ve just finished reading peter james, but I’m reading a easy read now, the burrecombe series

    • VLB 18th July 2021 at 7:04 pm

      I am reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. It has taken me a while to get into but I have persevered and I am enjoying it now. It is very well written.

    • Gary K 18th July 2021 at 7:20 pm

      The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal (Victorian Noir) and The Burning Land by George Alagiah (contemporary political corruption and upheaval over land reforms in South Africa). Both good in their different ways.

    • Rose Quartz 18th July 2021 at 8:03 pm

      I have finally got a copy of the bee keeper of Aleppo and the Midnight Library . Not started the latter . I have sea of memories on my kindle as I can’t read printed books at night . I recently read a book by Marius Gabriel and that was very good , full of relatable detail and another perspective of what people went through in WW2 . Recently read a book “ Take what you can carry “ about the plight of the Kurdish people , set in about 1970 . I get thoroughly immersed in some books and feel I have lived through some stories . Then when I finish it’s quite disappointing. I love being engrossed in a good well written novel that gives me something to think about .
      I often read books about Greece and enjoy them ( I used to live there ) I love reading
      I listened to “this wonderful precious life “ but I definitely prefer to read novels . There are so many good books to read .

    • Anonymous User (no longer active) 18th July 2021 at 9:57 pm

      My sister insisted I read The shadow of the wind which was never my sort of go to book by Carlos Ruiz Zafon translated from Spainish it’s so far proving to be an extremely absorbing novel! Weirdly creepy….

    • Reverend Nick 19th July 2021 at 11:06 am

      A biography of Ernest Bevin, who among other things was the minister in charge of the Home Front during the war. Did a good job of it too, even Churchill was happy to endorse that.

      An interesting read but for the paradox of it being written by Andrew Adonis. You have to wonder what a full-on Blairite is doing writing about a proper socialist. We soon find out – it’s to talk about himself. He tells us that he lived for a year with Bevin – somewhat belied by his being born 12 years after Bevin’s death. He means, of course that he has worked on the book for a year, or possibly his researchers have done the leg work.

      I shall have to finish it, as a neighbour lent it to me – and we have a sort of informal book club for religion and politics, it’s pleasant to discuss these things over coffee.

    • Jaxx 19th July 2021 at 12:37 pm

      I am reading Bill Bryson “Down Under”. Not quite as hilarious as some of the others but always informative

    • CH 19th July 2021 at 3:33 pm

      I’m reading Delia Owens “Where the Crawdads sing”. Brilliant book, – the story of Kya, a young girl who is abandoned by her family and left to fend for herself. Already on the outskirts of the community, in more than just her location, she rarely ventures out of the marshes and spends her days learning about the habitat around her.

    • Caro5 19th July 2021 at 4:47 pm

      Thank you Stephen1968, I will try the Carpet People by Terry Pratchett as a first book by him 🙂

      • Jilly Pilly 20th July 2021 at 3:00 pm

        The Carpet People is more for kids, I found, which may put you off trying the Discworld books. (I tried it first, got halfway and put it down. It took years before I was persuaded to try them but I’m so glad I did!)

    • Fipen 19th July 2021 at 7:42 pm

      Really enjoying Jeffery Deavers books at the moment. Always a twist in the tale!

    • Brighton Belle 19th July 2021 at 10:32 pm

      One night Unveiled by Jodi Ellen Malpas

    • kernowboy 20th July 2021 at 3:13 am

      I’m reading Jupiter’s Travels (Ted Simon) again. It was a book that set me off on a what has been a life of adventure and travel back in 1980 so I thought I’d pick it up again to motivate myself for new adventures in retirement which is coming closer.

    • SandyHolland 20th July 2021 at 6:53 am

      Written in my own Hearts Blood Diana Gabapdon outlander novel., Definitely not a quick read but despirately Waiting for Go Tell the Bees I am gone to be released in November.

    • MontyCarlo 22nd July 2021 at 9:02 pm

      I’m reading: Human Kind by Rutger Bregman.
      I provides answers to a lot of why we are in the current mess and what we might think about in order to get out of it. Highly recommended!

    • Crafter55 23rd July 2021 at 7:38 am

      I do love Marians books and have read them all. I just reread The Diary of Anne Frank for the first time since I was a child and it was interesting to see how I reacted to her story as an adult. I have moved on to Safe House by Nikki French which is a psychological thriller and I’m enjoying it so far. I tend to alternate between thrillers/ horror stories and something more lighthearted to keep myself balanced 😊

    • Vinyet 23rd July 2021 at 2:40 pm

      Hello All, it is great the books you are reading. I am reading “The Royal Game” by Stefan Zweig. Itvis novella very well written. Zweig showed how good he was also as a playwright. I recommend it.

      It is about a young boy with learning disabilities who has an extraordinary gift playing chess and become the best player of the world. Who loves playing chess is going to enjoy it.

      I love to read from all of you. Thank you for sharing all the books you read.

      Have a good afternoon.

    • roo 23rd July 2021 at 7:42 pm

      The girl who escaped from Auschwitz by Ellie Midwood. Very sad but true story.

    • redman 24th July 2021 at 9:20 am

      the nigtingale by kate hannah

    • Reverend Nick 24th July 2021 at 1:51 pm

      A history of the Bayeux Tapestry: it goes through it frame by frame. The first thing we learn is that it isn’t a tapestry at all but an embroidery – very important distinction to sewing buffs.
      Apart from the date: it’s not a period of history I know too much about so it’s useful to learn a bit more. Starting off with the death of Edward the Confessor, It’s much like any family funeral – “He said I could have that!” . . . “He never did! And our Rita looked after him, so she should know!”

    • Anonymous User 24th July 2021 at 3:59 pm

      Playing with death by Simon Scarrow and Lee Francis

    • Gladys 25th July 2021 at 6:00 pm

      i listened to this on audible recently. loved it!

      • TreacyG 30th July 2021 at 6:58 am

        I’m a new convert to audio and use it when walking. Currently reading/listening to The Politics of Geography by Tim Marshall. I find audio easier for this book… too hard to read the usual way lol

    • Chapster 28th July 2021 at 2:34 pm

      I am reading Stalingrad by Anthony Beevor… Ian C

    • Gary K 28th July 2021 at 2:55 pm

      I’m now on to When I was Ten by Fiona Cummins (psychological suspense) and Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler (adventure/thriller).

      • Toffee196 29th July 2021 at 12:15 pm

        That breaks one of my golden rules Gary – I could never concentrate on 2 books at the same time! Kev

        • Gary K 29th July 2021 at 12:50 pm

          Kev, I got into the habit because one is for a review for the book club I run, and its not my choice. The other is what I choose to read. At least this way, I don’t get bogged down ploughing through something I don’t particularly enjoy, and I can get a break. I tend to read them on alternate days.

    • Caro5 28th July 2021 at 5:00 pm

      I’m now reading The Comfort Book by Matt Haig, it’s a wonderful book 🤗

    • Ereinoulla69 28th July 2021 at 5:27 pm

      Currently reading Midsummer Mysteries by Agatha Christie, an impulse buy taking me back to my teenage years

    • TreacyG 30th July 2021 at 6:54 am

      Almost finished My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay. Memoir of living in the uk care system from childhood.

      Then on to Victoria Hislop’s new book… One Day in August

    • Denmacc 31st July 2021 at 9:14 pm

      Loved this one…..really enjoyed it and was so funny x

    • Lizzi-Beth 1st August 2021 at 9:01 am

      I’m currently reading ‘Driving over Lemons’. It was recommended by the book club. I’m not disappointed. Set in rural Spain, about a British guy who buys a property with no amenities eg no electricity etc. Its very good so far.

    • Lorna B 12th August 2021 at 10:33 pm

      I, too, am reading Grown Ups. It’s not a book I would normally have chosen but it was one of the Sky Arts Book Club featured books for August. I am enjoying it and there was a lovely discussion with Marian Keyes on the programme.