Book Group

OK, peeps, I am about to go off to our Book Group to discuss The Advent Calendar by Steven Croft. I loved it but I hear not everyone did so that should make for a good debate.

Now, what I need from you are your favourite books of the last year or so… Which did you find stimulating and unforgettable?  They don’t have to be religious because we usually do novels, but all suggestions welcome.

Over to you…

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5 thoughts on “Book Group

  1. Last year our book group did books one of us had read and wanted the others to as well

    Boy in Striped Pyjamas – wouldn’t rave about it, unconvincing from a boy’s perspective
    Reluctant Fundamentalist – read in one sitting, compelling but probably not everyone’s cuppa
    In Arabian Nights – series of stories, the group completely loved it
    Four Letters of Love – I couldn’t put it down, tragic, beautiful, haunting, unusual, mixed views
    The Go-Between – mixed views, we’d all read it before, probably unsatisfying
    Sunset Song – totally split the group, I couldn’t get into it at all, others loved it
    Narcissus and Goldman – men loved it, women mixed views, I gave up on it, set in a monastery

    This year we’re reading books that the critics have loved and gonged to see if we agree
    starting with The White Tiger

    • Narziss and Goldmund is one the books that I wont forget the title or author or contents of …. so worth the time even though at the begining can seem like effort but worth hanging in there … it is about 37years since I first read this and that it is still in publish today says something.

  2. Thanks Abigail. We all read Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and I’ve read the Go Between (on your recommendation, I think) but don’t know any of the others so thanks. Oh no, I have wrestled with Sunset Song and didn’t get into it either but Son #1 loved it at Uni.

  3. “Day after night” by Anita Diamant might be an option. Our book group are going to read it. It’s quite short – based on Atlit Camp in Israel after WW2. I read it a while ago and it’s quite an easy read.

    We are also going to read “The Glasshopper” by Isabel Ashdown but I haven’t read it yet. Looks like it might be a good read though.

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