Upcoming Reads

Upcoming Reads: February – May 2019


We met in The Roebuck for our first meeting of 2019 and had a great time working out a reading plan for the next three months. As usual, we followed our now standard pattern of: 1st week – Short stories (SS); 2nd week – Poetry (P); 3rd week – Novel (N), though occasionally a non-fiction title; and 4th week – Theme (T). There will be one 5th Tuesday – and we thought by April we would definitely be ready for a meal together at a local restaurant.

February 2019

5th       (SS)     PROPERTY by Lionel Shriver (Doreen)

12th     (P)       RIVER IN THE SKY by Clive James (Kay)

19th     (N)      A ROSE FOR WINTER by Laurie Lee (Kay)

26th     (T)      Ghost Stories (Margaret – who suggested a good one for winter nights!)

March 2019

5th       (SS)      DINNER PARTY by Joshua Ferris (Doreen)

12th     (P)        LUCK IS THE HOOK by Imtiaz Dharker (Tim)

19th     (N)       PARIS ECHO by Sebastian Faulks [due out in paperback in February] (Kay)

26th     (T)        Friendship – good or bad; life-enhancing or destructive (Margaret)

April 2019

2nd     (SS)       THE COLLECTED STORIES OF STEFAN SWEIG, published by Pushkin Press      [currently out of stock but also you may find some of the stories in their cheaper Pocket Collection] (Tim)

9th      (P)        A general theme of poems for Spring (Doreen)

16th    (N)        WARLIGHT by Michael Ondaatje (Tim)

23rd    (T)        Food writing (Margaret)

30th                 Meal!

May 2019

7th                    Planning


21st     (N)        A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER by Cesare Pavese (Kay) [one in the Penguin European Writers series; Doreen suggested we do something European!]






5 thoughts on “Upcoming Reads”

  1. Thanks a lot Ruth. I’ll be able to keep track of some very interesting-looking reads.

  2. christine pickard said:

    Looks great. Thanks for putting in the effort.

  3. Well done, Christine and Christine. A lovely list which I look forward to tackling

  4. Great list – thanks to those who organised.

  5. Lovely set of reading – looking forward to it all! Well done, planning group

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