Digital Readers – November book

The book our online reading group will be reading (or listening to) and discussing in November has been decided on through a vote in the group. The results are in and the November book is... Room by Emma Donoghue It's Jack's birthday and he's excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room,… Continue reading Digital Readers – November book

National Storytelling Week 2018

Join in with National Storytelling Week from 27 January until 3 February and celebrate the tradition that is storytelling! You can be as creative as you like - take part in storytelling activities, make up stories, read stories from books or even act them out. Make sure to join us for some great storytelling activities: Storytime… Continue reading National Storytelling Week 2018

For one more day by Mitch Albom

About the book Charley loses his job, leaves his family, and decides, one night, to end his life. Somewhere between this world and the next, he encounters his mother, who died years ago, and he spends one last day with her - a day he never had on earth. the book. Reviewed by Denmead Reading… Continue reading For one more day by Mitch Albom

Kalooki nights by Howard Jacobson

Fixated on the crimes that have been committed against his people, Max Glickman is drawn into the family history of an old childhood friend. It leads him to one conclusion - there can be, and should be, no release from his Holocaust obsessions. Review by Shipton Bellinger WI Only 2  of 10 liked this book,… Continue reading Kalooki nights by Howard Jacobson

Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

Joe Spork repairs clockwork and lives above his shop in a wet, unknown bit of London. All Joe wants is a quiet life, but when he fixes one particularly unusual device his life is suddenly upended. The client? Unknown. And the device? Its a 1950s doomsday machine. Review by Monday, Monday Reading Group Although not… Continue reading Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

Close range by Annie Proulx

These stories are set in the beautiful, wild landscape of Wyoming where cowboys live much as they have done for generations - hard, lonely lives in unforgiving country. Review by Tuesday Afternoon Reading Group Stunnig and excellent descriptions of landcape, weather and people. Overall feeling of bleak, hard lives. Very well researched and interesting. Difficult… Continue reading Close range by Annie Proulx

My sister's keeper by Jodi Picoult

The only reason Anna was born was to donate her cord blood cells to her older sister. By the age of 13, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions and injections so that her sister Kate can fight the leukaemia that has plagued her since she was a child. Now Anna wants control over her own… Continue reading My sister's keeper by Jodi Picoult

Mercy by Jodi Picoult

Cameron MacDonald has spent his life guided by duty. As the police chief of a small Massachusetts town that has been home to generations of his Scottish clan, he is bound to the town's residents by blood and honour. Yet when his cousin arrives at the police station with the body of his wife, Cam… Continue reading Mercy by Jodi Picoult

Keeping faith by Jodi Picoult

In the aftermath of her mother's divorce, seven-year-old Faith begins to confide in an imaginary friend. Her mother Mariah puts it down to Faith's imagination, but when Faith develops stigmata and performs miraculous healings, Mariah wonders if her daughter might actually be seeing God. Review by Botley Book Circle Inspired alot of discussion - especially… Continue reading Keeping faith by Jodi Picoult

The Tenderness of wolves by Stef Penney

As winter tightens its grip on the isolated settlement of Dove River, a woman steers herself for the journey of a lifetime. A man has been brutally murdered and her 17-year old son has disappeared. To clear her son's name, she has no choice but to follow the tracks leaving the dead man's cabin. Reviewed… Continue reading The Tenderness of wolves by Stef Penney