Book Group

ALL MONTHLY BOOK CLUB MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY BEING HELD AT 7.00pm VIA ZOOM.

Visit our Saddleworth WI Members Facebook page on the evening of the scheduled meeting to post your review of the month’s book and also to read other people’s reviews, or join our Zoom meeting.

Contact Cathy Wilde or Lesley Winrow.
saddleworthwi.bookgroup@gmail.com

We usually meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at The Conservative Club, Uppermill in the big room upstairs. Discussion starts at 7.30 pm.

You are welcome to join us. Come along and see what it’s all about, even if you haven’t read the book for the month.

The Book Group is available to Saddleworth WI members only.


BOOK LIST 2020

NOVEMBER 25th

Bloodline by Mark Billingham

When a dead body is found in a North London flat, it seems like a straightforward domestic murder until a bloodstained sliver of X-ray is found clutched in the dead woman’s fist – and it quickly becomes clear that this case is anything but ordinary. DI Thorne discovers that the victim’s mother had herself been murdered fifteen years before by infamous serial killer Raymond Garvey.

REVIEW
The book group zoom for November was again well attended, the book we discussed was Bloodline by Mark Billingham. This was a gritty book which focused on a serial killer with a gripping and surprising climax. 75% of the group liked the book although some felt it was at times a difficult read due to some of the content.


DECEMBER 9th (NOTE: 2nd WEDNESDAY)

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago…


BOOK LIST 2021

JANUARY 27th

Nigel – My Family and Other Dogs by Monty Don

When Monty Don’s golden retriever Nigel became the surprise star of the BBC Gardeners’ World, Monty wanted to explore what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply.


FEBRUARY 24th

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

The unforgettable love story of a mother blinded by loss and her husband who insists on their survival as they undertake the Syrian refugee trail to Europe.


MARCH 24th

Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama

A Story of Race and Inheritance is a memoir by Barack Obama, that explores the events of his early years in Honolulu and Chicago up until his entry into law school in 1988.


APRIL 28th

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it.


MAY 26th

The Trouble with Elephants by Julia Wolfendale

One is never enough!
The extraordinary events at the Belle Vue Zoo in the Victorian Era.


JUNE 23rd

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Alaska 1920: a brutal place to homestead and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart. During the season’s first snowfall they build a child out of snow.


JULY 28th

The Other Women by Nicola Moriarty

A controversial and darkly comic story of the frustrations of being a childless women in the modern baby-obsessed world.


AUGUST 25th

I am I am I am by Maggie O’Farrell

Maggie O’Farrell’s astonishing memoir of the near death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life.


SEPTEMBER 22nd

The Secrets of Sunshine by Phaedra Patrick

A single father gets an unexpected second chance at love as we follow one man’s journey to unlock his heart and discover new beginnings in the unlikeliest places


OCTOBER 27th

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large but she doesn’t always recognise the changes in those around her.


NOVEMBER 24th

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret.


DECEMBER 22nd

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

A fictional account of Shakespeare’s son, Hamnet who died at age 11 in 1596.