Book Group

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

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

You are welcome to join us. Come along and see whats its 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

JANUARY 22nd (two weeks later than usual)

The Tent, The Bucket and Me by Emma Kennedy

Emma’s memoir, The Tent, The Bucket and Me is a painfully funny reminder of just what it was like to spend your summer holidays cold, damp but with sand between your toes. Emma Kennedy’s hilarious memoir of wet and windy family trips.


FEBRUARY 12th

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

A Quaker girl newly arrived from Dorset in pre-civil war Ohio. Jilted and broken-hearted, Honor Bright has rashly decided to accompany her sister Grace, who is off to marry her fiance in America.


MARCH 11th

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

29-year-old Eleanor Oliphant, a social misfit becomes enamoured of a singer she sees performing named Johnnie Lomond, whom she believes she is destined to be with.


APRIL 8th

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

The story of a mother reeling from the tragic death of her son. On a dark evening, walking her son home from school, a mother’s worst nightmare comes true: he slips from her grasp and runs into the road, where he is hit by a speeding car.


MAY 13th

Poster Boy by N J Crosskey

Broadcast live, Rosa Lincoln takes to the stage at her brother’s memorial service with a bomb concealed beneath her clothes. Being in Jimmy’s shadow was never easy, even when he was alive, but in death he has become a national hero.


JUNE 10th

Leaving Time by Jodie Picoult

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals.


JULY 8th

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Set against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, this is a story of a lifelong friendship between Lila and Elena.


AUGUST 12th

You Made Me Late Again! by Pam Ayres

With over 50 new poems from Britain’s favourite poet.
Delightfully illustrated, most of the poems are brand new, yet it also features several firm favorites from her stage shows.


SEPTEMBER 9th

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Arthur Pepper, 69, has been widowed for a year. He is comfortable in his mourning but has reached the point at which it must end, one way or another.


OCTOBER 14th

Becoming by Michelle Obama

The memoir of former United States first lady Michelle Obama. The book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother.


NOVEMBER 11th

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.


DECEMBER 9th

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…