SE1 Book Club 2013

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Tuesday 1 January 2013 3.29pm
The next meeting will be 7.30pm Wednesday, 5 February 2013, so no book club tomorrow evening. Next month we will be discussing "If on a winters night a traveller" (Italo Calvino) at a venue tbc
Wednesday 2 January 2013 8.24am
Loving the book....
Saturday 12 January 2013 8.45am
Hi is it possible at the start of each year to post a list of all the books dicussed in the pastso we dont choose ift again? I think Jac might be collecting a list.
Saturday 12 January 2013 8.21pm
Sorry, clarification please for newbies. Do you mean the Calvino for March? Wasn't it the Caitlin Moran for Feb? (hating it!)
Jac
Sunday 13 January 2013 11.53am
Sophie I have started it and will post as soon as I can. Have you got anywhere with booking the space for the feb meeting? If not we could try shortwave again. It seems convenient and may only have been a bit noisy that night because of the xmas parties. I have thought of a couple of other places to try. Maybe we can draw up a list on Feb and work through them.

GrangeLady sorry for the confusion. I am afraid it is "If on a winters night a traveller" (Italo Calvino)that we will be discussing in Feb. The Catlin Moran we will be discussing in March.

At the Feb meeting we will pick the book for April. We choose a couple of months in advance so that we have plenty of time to buy the book and read the books.

Look in the bright side at least you are ahead for March.
Sunday 13 January 2013 3.51pm
Hi Jac and all - I've checked with the Anchor Tap and unfortunately they don't do food in the evenings - I don't mind shortwave but I wont be around for the next meeting - I'm due to to choose so I'll post closer to the date

Sophie
Monday 21 January 2013 9.24pm
hi Sophie , Jac ... is it possible to join the book club? Tanya
Jac
Monday 21 January 2013 10.14pm
Yes Tunny you are very welcome to join the book club.

New members are always welcome. We meet the first wednesday of the month and at the moment we are looking for a regular home but in the meantime we are trying new places until we find one we like. SO keep an eye on the forum for next venue.

We take it in turns to nominate 3 books which we then vote on which of the three we want to read. As requested have added a list of books we have read so far. As you will see from the list below it is quite a varied choice.



Books read 2004 -2010

Star of the Sea - Joseph OConnor
Fingersmith -Sarah Waters
Popcorn -“ Ben Elton
A short history of nearly everything - Bill Bryson
Don't drop the coffin - Barry Albin-Dyer
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
Do not pass Go - Tim Moore
Aberystwyth Mon Amour -Malcolm Pryce
Last Tango in Aberystwyth - Malcolm Pryce
The curious incident of the dog in the night-Mark Haddon
We need to talk about Kevin - Lionel Shriver
The best a man can get - John O'Farrell
Never let me go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The History of Love -Nicole Krauss
On Beauty - Zadie Smith
Misfortune - Wesley Stace
And Still I Rise - Doreen Lorence
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
The Secret River - Kate Grenville
First Casualty - Ben Elton
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian - Marina Lewycka
Service Wash - Rupert Smith
Restless - William Boyd
Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
Salmon fishing in the Yemen - Paul Torday
The house by the Thames - Gillian Tindall
The Bookseller of Kabul - Asne Seierstad
The Other side of the Bridge - Mary Lawson
On Chesil Beach- Ian McEwan
Engleby -Sebastian Faulks
The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart
Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Heat of the Day - Elizabeth Bowen
Wish you were here - Mike Gayle
Call The Midwife - Jennifer Worth
The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak
Shakespeare: The world as a stage - Bill Bryson
Mary Reilly - Valerie Martin
The Double Bind - Chris Bohjalin
The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Five quarters of the orange - Joanne Harris
The Remedy - Michelle Lovric
The Time Travellers Wife - Audrey Niffenger
A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
The Sorrows of Young Werther - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Suite Francais - Irene Nemirovsky
Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living - Carrie Tiffany
When I lived in Modern Times - Linda Grant
Handle with Care - Jodi Picoult
The Alchemist - Paul Coelho
A God Strolling in the Cool of the Evening - Mario de Carvalho
Foolish Lessons in Life & Love - Penny Rudge
Secret History - Donna Tartt
Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Post Birthday World - Lionel Shriver
Dr Sax - Jack Kerouac

2011 to date
Ordinary Thunderstorms - William Boyd
Gods own Country Ross Raisin
"invisible" by Paul Auster
The Reindeer People –'Megan Lindholm
The shape of snakes by Minet Walters
"The Children's Book" by A.S. Byatt
"One Day", David Nicholls
When God was a Rabbit - Sarah Winman
Dan Leno and the Lime House Golem- Peter Ackroyd
By Light Alone - Adam Roberts
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
Mary Ann in Autumn (Tales of the City), by Armistead Maupin
The Milkman In The Night by Andrey Kurkov
"Snowdrops" by A.D.Miller
,"Mother's Milk" by Edward St Aubyn
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), John le Carré.
The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
"The Hypnotist" by Lars Kepler
"The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey.
The Strangers Child by Alan Hollinghurst
If on a winters night a traveller by Italo Calvino (to be discussed at February meeting)
How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran (to be discussed at the march meeting)
Tuesday 22 January 2013 4.11pm
Hi,
I am wondering if i can joint the book club and where the meetings are held? Thanks.
Jac
Tuesday 22 January 2013 5.06pm
Tanya100 wrote:
Hi,
I am wondering if i can joint the book club and where the meetings are held? Thanks.
Yes Tanya New members are always welcome. We meet the first wednesday of the month and at the moment we are looking for a regular home but in the meantime we are trying new places until we find one we like. SO keep an eye on the forum for next venue.

Also worth noting we will always be in walking distance of London Bridge station.

To avoid any further confusion lets meet at Shortwave Bermondsey Square again for the Feb meeting, and we will decide before the end of the evening where to go for March.

I will reserve a space again so if you are new and not sure where we are ask at the bar when you arrive (Can the 1st regular to arrive make themselves known to the bar and say we are expecting new members - Thanks)
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