To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, this book takes readers to the roots of human behaviour – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humour and pathos. Regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.
For discussion on 14 July 4pm
Gossip from the Forest – Sara Maitland
To take us through the summer a book which is described as part travelogue, part folklore, Sara Maitland’s journey into 12 British forests is described as infectiously enjoyable. Each story is self-contained so you can dip in and out of the book. May’s forest is the New Forest.
For discussion on 8 Sept 4pm
Cuthbert of Farne by Katharine Tiernan
A gripping historical novel which takes us to the heart of Cuthbert’s world and sheds new light on the life and times of the North’s favourite saint. Based on Bede’s life of St Cuthbert and other documents about the times. A moving and powerful historical novel and a must-read for all who love the stories of the Northern saints and want to know more about the earliest days of Christianity in England.
For discussion on Wednesday 13 October at 4pm
Books we have read in the past
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (June 2021)
- The Snow Goose and The Small Miracle (two short stories in one book) – Paul Gallico (May 2021)
- Mister God, This is Anna: The True Story of a Very Special Friendship by Fynn (April 2021)
- Chasing the Dragon by Jackie Pullinger (April 2021)
- Wilding by Isabella Tree (March 2021)
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (March 2021)
- A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson (February 2021)
- Moominland Midwinter by Tovge Jansson (February 2021)