Elections are rubbish

Sorry about the delay, blame Theresa May.

In the meantime, we had a great discussion about the Return (if anyone’s up for going to the National Gallery and looking at paintings we can create an event on the Facebook) reactions were mixed, but I loved it and I get to do the blog updates.

Brixton book group voting sketch

shooty guns and birds

Book for next time is The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry and we’re due to meet on the 4th of May in the Effra Social, from 7.30. Everyone is welcome.


Back to the start (repeat)

Hello Book Groupers,

after a long discussion about the merits of stories that begin and then

It was a dark and stormy night, the members of the book group were meeting in the moody depths of the Churchill room when the door flung open to reveal

You get the general idea. After we’d finished discussing the delightfully pretentious If on A Winter’s Night a Traveller the readers sat down and voted on what to choose next. You took out a pencil and pondered the choices on the voting doodle below:

Never ending stories

After giving a polite tick against the stories unlikely to win the vote, you decided upon The Return by Hisham Matar. Books you considered but decided to leave on the pile of things to read next included The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, The Dollmaker by Harnette Simpson Arnow, Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham, The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien, Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres, Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner and The Power by Naomi Alderman.

The next meeting will be on the 13th of April 7.30pm in the Effra Social.



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