Monthly Book Group

Each month I host an open meeting for Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge in Suffolk, now held in a nearby hall. We usually focus on modern fiction and the discussion regularly attracts around 20 people, men and women, of all ages. Everyone is welcome to join in but please let me know you are planning on coming along. Sign up to the e-newsletter here to receive details. Scroll down to take a look at the titles we've read over the year, and view the archive for past discussions.

Members' recommendations

In recent years our Book Group members have enjoyed an evening when they share personal recommendations of favourite books. You may find their lists helpful.


Book Group List for 2011

28th November 2011
by Haruki Murakami

Woodbridge Shufflers running club joined the discussion of a memoir which most found inspiring and revealing.

31st October 2011
by Susan Hill

Despite meeting on Halloween, this ghost story wasn't considered scary enough!

26th September 2011
by Hans Fallada

A stunning book which presented slapstick caricatures and horrific realism. It provoked strong reactions in an animated discussion.

1st July 2011
by Paul Auster

Most felt cheated by the ending and a lack of conclusion to earlier stories, but the book provoked a good discussion.

1st June 2011
by Emma Donaghue

Despite its disturbing subject matter, most were able to overcome their discomfort and agreed this was a clever and compelling read.

16th May 2011
by Salman Rushdie

A big book which few understood, so difficult to discuss in any depth. All held preconceptions about Rushdie, the man, which weren't dispelled during the meeting.

6th March 2011
by Graham Greene

Despite the release of the film, the discussion for this classic attracted our lowest attendance ever!

6th February 2011
by Amy Sackville

Much more than the blurb on the cover - beautiful descriptions, sensual colours, powerful presentations of sultry summers and freezing wastelands.

9th January 2011
by Hilary Mantel

Everyone found something to enjoy in this award-winning novel, but not all found it a life-changing read.