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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Trouble with Elephants by Julia Wolfendale
One is never enough!
The extraordinary events at the Belle Vue Zoo in the Victorian Era.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
A fictional account of Shakespeare’s son, Hamnet who died at age 11 in 1596.