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Afternoon Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at the Afternoon Book Club meetings.
Updated: 14/05/2021 3:49 p.m.

May 2021

Topic: br​oken

  • Stay Where You Are and Leave by John Boyne
  • Light Thickens by Ngaio Marsh
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley
  • Broken Ground by Val McDermid
  • Syria by John McHugo
  • The Great War for Civilization by Robert Fisk
  • Dictatorland by Paul Kenyon
  • Family of Strangers by Haylee Darling
  • Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
  • Spring Time in a Broken Mirror by Mario Benedetti

April 2021

Topic: mode​rn English woman writer

  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
  • A Face in the Crowd by Lynda La Plante
  • Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
  • Swing Time by Zadie Smith
  • Wideacre by Philippa Gregory
  • How Do We Look?: the eye of faith by Mary Beard (in England)
  • How Do We Look: the body, the divine and the question of civilisation by Mary Beard (in America)
  • The Familiars by Stacey Halls
  • Crushed by Kate Hamer
  • Little Friends by Jane Shemilt
  • To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  • Shifting the Mind’s Eye by Barbara S Carr
  • From the Bottom of the Well by Barbara S Carr
  • The Favour by Laura Vaughan
  • Slough by Mick Herron

March 2021

Topic: bugs

  • The Storm Sister: Ally’s story by Lucinda Riley

  • Sharpe’s Regiment by Bernard Cornwell

  • Ruud Kleinpaste’s Backyard Battlefield by Ruud Kleinpaste

  • The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

  • Rising Plague by Brad Spellberg

  • Weta Digital by Clare Burgess and Brian Sibley

  • Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo

  • Archy and Mehitabel by Don Marquis

  • The Hidden Half of Nature by David R Montgomery and Anne Bikle

  • Allies and Enemies by Anne MacZulak

  • Natural Defense by Emily Monosson 



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