Book selections for previous months are archived here.
Here are the Barrow upon Soar Book Lover’s club favourite “history” texts for May 2021:
“The Rose Code” by Kate Quinn
This book explores the roles played by women at Bletchley Park in the vital code breaking work in WW11. Based on real lives.
“Malibu Rising” by Taylor Jenkins-Reid
This is complete escapism into the glamorous star studded world of four siblings. Set in the 80’s
“Tombland” by C J Sansom
This is the 7th historical novel in the Shardlake series. A murder mystery set in 1549.
“The Dig” by John Preston
Set in 1939 in the context of the excavation of the Anglo Saxon ship at Sutton Hoo.
“On Wilder Seas” by Nikki Marmery
Set in 1579 this is about Maria, the only woman on the Golden Hind and is based on real life records.
For Mental Health Awareness Week we also chose some texts we would recommend related to mental health issues:
“The Boy, the Mole and the Fox” by Charlie Mackesy
“The Miseducation of Evie Epworth” by Matson Taylor
“The Authenticity Project” by Clare Pooley
“The Road to Little Dribbling” by Bill Bryson
“This Book Will Save Your Life” by A M Homes
And for younger readers:
“Luna Rae is not alone”by Hayley Webster
“At Hawthorn Time” by Melissa Harrison