Book Group Report from Angela

by | Feb 22, 2020 | News and reports

Book Group news from Angela

Thank you all for a lovely evening…it was great to see an amazing 15 people (a new record?) including a couple of new faces!

We were all enjoying the chat but did eventually get round to discussing the books!  First up was The Librarian by Sally Vickers.  Those who had read it had mixed opinions but generally it was felt that the quality of the writing was inconsistent and the story not easy to get into, although there were some highlights.  Andrea summed it up beautifully: “Quick to read and not too exciting,” which we thought the publisher might be interested in putting on the cover of the next print run!  It got 2.5 out of 5.

Our non-fiction choice, Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd fared much better.  Several people had really enjoyed it, although it was agreed that due to the subject of the book, it was maybe not holiday or bedtime reading.  The writer’s commitment to his work as a forensic pathologist and his compassion and respect for the people he worked on came through strongly.  It scored 4 out of 5.

We have agreed to meet on Thursday March 26th at Andrea’s house, at our usual time of 7.30pm.  The books chosen for next month are:  The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman (currently £1.99 on Kindle) and Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey.