Books we have read:

March 2008

Richard Milward – Apples  

April 2008

Paul Magrs – Something Borrowed

May 2008

Marion Husband – The Good Father

July 2008

Stella Duffy – The Room of Lost things

July 2008

So Many Ways to Begin, Jon McGregor

Sept 2008

Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

Nov 2008

The Giro Playboy, Michael Smith

Jan 2009

The Taxi Driver’s Daughter, Julia Darling

Feb 2009

The Time Traveller’s Wife, Audrey Niffeneger

March 2009

God’s Own Country, Ross Raisin

April 2009

Out Stealing Horses  By Per Petterson

May 2009

Ten Storey Love Song, Richard Milward

June 2009

9987 by Nik Jones

July 2009

The Crow Road By Iain Banks

Sept 2009

Cold Earth By Sarah Moss

October 2009

Talk of the Town By Jacob Polley 

November 2009

A Perfectly Good Family By Lionel Shriver

December 2009

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

January 2010

The Clothes on Their Backs by Linda Grant

February 2010

The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite by Beatrice Colin

March 2010

Born Yesterday: The News as a Novel by Gordon Burn

April 2010

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

May 2010

The Shadow of a Smile by Kachi A. Ozumba

June 2010
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

July  2010
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

No book group due to Summer break

September 2010
One Day By David Nicholls

October 2010
Small Wars By Sadie Jones

November 2010
Chattering by Louise Stern

December 2010
Twenty One Locks By Laura Barton

January 2011
Room By Emma Donoghue

February 2011
44 Scotland Street – Alexander McCall Smith

March 2011
Her Fearful Symmetry By Audrey Niffenegger

April 2011
This is How By MJ Hyland

May 2011
The Hand that first held mine by Maggie O’Farrell

June 2011
Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks

July 2011

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

September 2011

How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall

October 2011

The Possessions of Doctor Forrest by R.T.Kelly

November 2011

Mr Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt

December 2011

When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman

January 2012

As Far as you can Go by Lesley Glaister

February 2012

A Simple Act of Violence by R.J.Ellory

March 2012

The Lieutenant’s Lover by Harry Bingham

April 2012

The Long Song by Andrea Levy

May 2012

Night Waking by Sarah Moss

June 2012

The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog by Andrew O’Hagan

July 2012

The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson

September 2012

The Music Room by William Fiennes

October 2012

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson

November 2012

Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

December 2012

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

January 2013

The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling

February 2013

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

March 2013

The Dinner by Herman Koch

April 2013

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared  by Jonas Jonasson

May 2013

Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd

June 2013

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 

July 2013

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

August 2013

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

September 2013

Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

October 2013

The Humans by Matt Haig

November 2013

The Wrong Boy by Willy Russell

December 2013

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

January 2014

The Things We Never Said by Susan Elliot Wright

February 2014

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

March 2014

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

April 2014

The Devotion of Subject X by Keigo Higashino

May 2014

What Have I Done? by Amanda Prowse

June 2014

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

July 2014

Sydney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie

September 2014

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

October 2014

The Quick by Lauren Owen

November 2014

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

December 2014

We are all Completely beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

January 2015

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

February 2015

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

March 2015

Birds without Wings by Louis de Bernieres

April 2015

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

May 2015

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

June 2015

Into the Trees by Robert Williams

July 2015

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

August 2015

Blood Shot by Sara Paretsky

September 2015

The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

October 2015

The Anatomist’s Dream by Clio Gray

November 2015

Spring Tide by Cilla and Rolf Borjlind

December 2015 – Cancelled

January 2017

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

February 2017

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce

March 2017

1984 by George Orwell

April 2017

Ostland by David Thomas

May 2017

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

June 2017

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge


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