Book Group report from Shona
We had a very nice Bookgroup Zoom meet last night. We discussed our books, chose new ones, planned our Christmas Social and organised Secret Santa!! Phew!
Our first book was The Ninth Child by Sally Magnusson . We enjoyed the history around the story and the fact that Sally used real events and people to weave her novel around. We felt we learnt a lot and enjoyed the plot but perhaps the novel was not as good as her first one! It got 4/5
In the Silence by MR Mackenzie was also enjoyed especially by those who knew Glasgow well and could follow the scenes and imagine where the events were taking place. Some felt it was a little far fetched in places and unbelievable but on the whole for a first novel it was very good. It also received 4/5.
We have chosen for our Christmas read:
A Snow Garden by Rachel Joyce ( a series of short stories , all linked in some way) and/or
Mr Dickens and his Carol by Samantha Silva.
We have agreed to meet on Thursday 10th December at 7.30 for our Christmas Social on Zoom. We are not expecting to have read our books but it will give us a chance to meet up socially and open our Secret Santa books together over a wee drink and something festive wearing some Christmas sparkle!!