Upcoming Reads



23 Jan        What a Carve Up                                   Jonathan Coe (Novel)

30 Jan:      5th Tues and therefore meal – any suggestions? Offers to organise? My suggestion is Masaniello in Twickenham but happy for others! Maybe somewhere in Richmond preferred.
6 Feb: (Poetry) Nancy Campbell, just appointed Canal Laureate, see this link:

13 Feb: (Novel) Josephine Tey: BRAT FARRAR

20 Feb: (Theme) Classics Revisited (what classic do you think should be reread?)
27 Feb: (Short Stories) Elizabeth Bowen short stories (no particular collection)
6 Mar: (Poetry) Poems about weather
13 Mar: (Novel) Barbara Vine: A FATAL INVERSION
20 Mar: (Theme) Desert Island Book Choice – if you were on Desert Island Discs
what would be your one book you’d choose to take?
27 Mar: (Short stories) Penelope Lively: THE PURPLE SWAMP HEN AND OTHER STORIES
3 Apr: (Poetry) Favourite poet – who’s yours?
10 Apr: (Novel) William Boyd: SWEET CARESS
17 Apr: Planning
24 Apr: (Theme) Travel Writing
1 May: (Short Stories/Novella) The Girls of Slender Means -Muriel Spark
8 May: (Poetry) Poems by the Brontes
15 May: (Novel) The Lie of the Land by Amanda Craig
22 May: (Theme) Favourite non-fiction books
29 May: DINNER
5 June: (Short Stories/Novella) What Is Not Yours Is Not Your by Helen Oyoyemi
12 June: (Poetry) The poems of Joyce Carol Oates: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/joyce-carol-oates
19 June: (Novel) The Railway Station Man by Jennifer Johnson
26 June: (Theme) Cold War Fiction
3 July: (Short Stories/Novellas) A Meal in Winter by Hubert Mingarelli
10 July: (Poetry) Aimless Love by Billy Collins
17 July: (Novel) The Professor by Charlotte Bronte
24 July: (Theme) to be decided!
31 July: DINNER
7 August: Planning
11 September: (Poetry) Elizabeth Bishop
18 September: (Novel) Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
25 September: (Theme) Favourite Childhood Book
02 October: (Short Stories) Miguel Street by V S Naipal
09 October: (Poetry) Witty Poems – one suggestion  – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Poems-NOT-Underground-Straphanger-2001
16 October (Novel) The Allegations by Mark Lawson
23 October (Theme) Historical Fiction – likes/dislikes, recommendations
30 October MEAL
6 November (Short Stories) What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
13 November (Poetry) The Water Table by Phillip Gross
20 November (Novel) Vacant Possession by Hilary Mantel
27 November (Theme) Money
04 December (Short Stories) Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls – by David Sedaris
11 December (Poetry) Walter De La Mare
18 December -Christmas Drinks at Christine B’s
15 January -PLANNING -some ‘also rans’ from the Autumn planning session:
  1. Dinner Party Joshua Ferris (Doreen)
  2. Collected Stories – Robert Graves (Doreen)
  3. The Beautiful Summer –Cesare Pavese (Kay)
  4. Any Graham Green (Christine B)
  5. Vanity Fair (Doreen)








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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