Thursday, 24 June 2010

Last night's book group

I organise a very informal book group, which mostly involves 10 or so ladies who live nearby meeting once a month or so.  We discuss a book we have chosen to read (or not sometimes!) and generally drink wine and have a chat!

Last night was our final meeting before everyone heads off for the summer holidays, our next meeting isn't until September now.  Instead of nominating a book for reading over the hols, we came up with a list of suggestions which everyone can choose from (or ignore and add their own) and we'll have our first meeting back to discuss and review.

The books we have on our recommended list are as follows;

Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
any books by Andrew Grieg - especially The Return of John McNab and Electric Brae
Shit my Dad says - Justin Halpern
One Day - David Nicholls
Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
When will there be good news - Kate Atkinson 

West Coast - Kate Muir
Notes from an exhibition - Patrick Gale
The Summer Book - Tove Jansson 
I'm looking forwards to a very relaxed summer full of plenty of time to read a good book and have also sneaked some more cookbooks onto my personal reading wish list - 
Sarah Ravens Food for Friends and Family, 
Plenty by Ottolenghi
the Nigel Slater Tender books (couldn't resist!)
We've got one more week of the school term left, and then are looking forwards to two weeks in Cornwall, then three weeks at home before a trip to visit family and friends in Norfolk/London.   

Really hoping for a nice laid back summer, and hoping that we'll maybe get round to starting the renovations of our railway carriage too.

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