Here is the latest reading programme for the Richmond Hill Reading group to take us up to the end of March – and a few of the ideas that didn’t make it to the list (but might next time?)
For any other visitors to the site – we read and discuss a wide range of novels, short stories and poetry, widen our horizons and revisit modern classics.
Drop in and join us any Tuesday. Upstairs at the Roebuck pub on Richmond Hill 7 pm.
As usual, a sequence of 4 topics in order of: Poetry; Short stories; Theme; Novel
- Where a month results in 5 Tuesdays, the fifth will be an “open session”, with attendees sharing individual recommendations and views on books in general (ie, 31st March)
13/1/15 Poetry D.H. Lawrence
20/1/15 Short stories Hilary Mantel “Learning to Talk”
27/1/15 Theme Evocation of place (under any heading)
03/2/15 Novel Jhumpa Lahiri “The Lowland”
10/2/15 Poetry The Romantics
17/2/15 Short stories Richard Yates “Eleven Kinds of Loneliness”
24/2/15 Theme Passage(s) that have made you cry
03/3/15 Novel Claire Messud “The Woman Upstairs”
10/3/15 Poetry Dylan Thomas (100th anniversary of his birth – Oct., 2014)
17/3/15 Short stories Lorrie Moore “Bark”
24/3/15 Theme Particularly vivid portrayal(s) of family members
31/3/15 Open session – recommendations, wide-ranging readers’ discussion
07/4/15 Novel Evelyn Waugh “Put Out More Flags”
14/4/15 Poetry Sinead Morrissey “Parallax”
21/4/15 Short stories Lydia Davis “The Collected Stories”
Other titles highly recommended: “Marriage Material”, Sathnam Sangheer; “The Quickening Maze”, Adam Faulds; “Girls of Slender Means”, Muriel Spark; ”; ”Soumission”, Michel Houellebecq – “Submission”, translation out in English by Heinemann soon; “Butcher’s Crossing”, John Williams; “The Dubliners”, James Joyce; “Sweet Water”, Edith Pearlman; “Flappers”, Josephine Mackrell; “The Miniaturist”, Jessie Burton; poetry by Michael Donaghy.