Thursday, 31 March 2011

The books we have read so far......

I'm in a Book Club with some of my friends.  We all like reading and books and although quite conscientious in general our book club is not very serious or worthy as you fear some book clubs are.  We meet when we can usually every 6 weeks or so and chat and eat cake and drink tea and sometimes talk about the books a lot and other times skim over them as the rest of life intervenes.  We all enjoy being part of a book club and the last 4 years since we began has flown by.
Here is the list of the books we have read so far in reverse order.

The Darling Buds of May - H E Bates
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

Room - Emma Donoghue,
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
Operation Mincemeat - Ben Macintyre
Guernica - Dave Boling
 The Last of the Mohicans - James Fenimore Cooper
The Diary of a Nobody - George & Weedon Grossmith
Going Gently - David Nobbs
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey
The Bean Tree - Barbara Kingsolver
Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton
White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
Girls of Riyadh - Rajaa Alsamea
The Pirate's Daughter - Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Desert Ascent - Simon park
New Europe - Michael Palin
Family Life - Elizabeth Luard
The Elegance of the Hedgehog   Marie Barbey
Dreams from my Father – Barack Obamah
St Agnes Stand – Thomas Eidson
Lady Chatterley – DH Lawrence
The Almost Moon – Alice Sebbold
Cider with Rosie – Laurie Lee
Bel Canto – Ann Patchett
Gentleman Players – Joanne Harris
Under Milk Wood – Dylan Thomas
When will there be good news? – Kate Atkinson
Rabbit Run – John Updike
Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
Cloning of Joanna May – Fay Weldon
19 Minutes – Jodi Piccoult
Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
Notes from an Exhibition – Patrick Gale
Blood River – Tim Butcher
Join Me – Danny Wallace
Master  & Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
Mitford Girls – Mary Lovell
Jekyll & Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson 
Jane and Prudence – Barbara Pym
What Ho Jeeves – PG Wodehouse
Bitter Sweets – Roopa Farooki
Suite Française – Irène Nemirovsky
The Two of Us – John Thaw – Sheila Hancock
Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Knots and Crosses – Ian Rankin
Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham
Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Handful Of Dust – Evelyn Waugh
Matricide at St Martha’s – Ruth Dudley Edwards
History of Love - Nicole Krauss
Promise of Happiness – Justin Cartwright
Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin

Tuesday, 15 March 2011