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JAN When God Was a Rabbit Sarah Winman
FEB Mice Gordon Reece
MARCH Defending Jacob William Landay
APRIL Rites Sophie Coulumbeau
MAY Grace Williams Says it Loud Emma Henderson
JUNE Impossible Life of Mary Benson Rodney Holt
JULY Me Before You Jojo Moyes
AUG The Greatcoat Helen Dunmore
SEPT The Shipping News Annie Proulx
OCT The Hand That First Held Mine Maggie O'Farrell
NOV The Midwife's Daughter Patricia Ferguson
DEC Life Death & Vanilla Slices Jenny Eclair
Calling all Book Worms!
The time is fast approaching for us to choose a set of books for next year. At September's meeting we decided we would try the following:
Each member to nominate up to 3 books with a few words about each book - possibly the publisher's blurb from the book cover (which you can view on Amazon), or, if you've already read it, a short description.
This would then enable us to 'vote' at November's meeting on which books to read for the 1st 6 months of 2013 (rather than randomly pulling the names out of a beer glass) and should hopefully mean that we can select a variety of genres, styles, lengths etc.
If this works well, then we could repeat the process for the following 6 months.
We also talked about whether we should try a more structured approach to the book discussions themselves and all comments and suggestions would be extremely welcome.
So if you can make the November meeting, please come armed with book nominations, criticisms, comments, suggestions! If you can't make the meeting but would like to participate in the above, then please email your suggestions either to me or June (or text June if you prefer).
Thanks, and hope to see you in October, never mind November!
ps I don't seem to have everyone's email address, so if you know any members (or possible members) who haven't received this email, could you let them know the gist? Conversely, in the unlikely event that you'd like to be taken off the circulation list then please email me & let me know!