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Evening Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at Evening Book Club meetings.
Updated: 20/02/2019 5:00 p.m.

February 2019

Topic: a holiday read

  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Silent Ones by William Brodrick
  • The Perpetual Now by Michael D Lemonick
  • Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
  • The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Brandon
  • The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher
  • Torch by Cheryl Strayed
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
  • Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
  • Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
  • Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
  • Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
  • The Philosopher’s Kiss by Peter Prange
  • One by Sarah Crossan
  • Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
  • My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Call Me Evie by J P Pomare
  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
  • The Lost Man by Jane Harper
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
  • A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett
  • Scrublands by Chris Hammer
  • Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill
  • The Axe Factor by Colin Cotterill
  • Grandad, There’s a Head on the Beach by Colin Cotterill
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • Sugar Money by Jane Harris
  • Big Guns by Steve Israel
  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell 

December 2018

Topic: hist​orical fiction


  • The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
  • Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
  • Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs
  • Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood
  • The Africa House by Christina Lamb
  • The De Lacy Inheritance by Elizabeth Ashworth
  • Death in the Valley of Shadows by Deryn Lake
  • A Bespoke Murder by Edward Marston
  • Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters
  • Heresy by S J Parris
  • A Double Life by Flynn Berry
  • The Love Knot by Charlotte Bingham
  • Pandora’s Boy by Lindsey Davis

November 2018

Topic: a prize-winner

  • The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
  • Do No Harm: stories of life, death and brain surgery by Henry Marsh
  • Have Mercy On Us All by Fred Vargas
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  • The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang
  • The Milkman by Anna Burns
  • Flights by Olga Tokarczuk
  • The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
  • My Struggle: Books 1 to 5 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • Dick Francis
  • Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Aotearoa: the New Zealand story by Gavin Bishop
  • Cook’s Cook by Gavin Bishop
  • 419 by Will Ferguson 
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