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:
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.