Book Lover's Club Archive

Book selections for previous months are archived here.

November 2021

Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers

Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

56 days by Catherine Ryan Howard

The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy

Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie

Echoes by Danielle Steel

A Single Thread by Tracey Chevalier

The Skylarks War by Hilary McKay

Women of Steel by Michelle Rawlins

October 2021

The Little Breton Bistro - Nina George

Magpie - Elizabeth Day

The Burning Girls - C J Tudor

The Wall Jumper - Peter Schneider

Without you there is no us - Suki Kim

Still I Rise poetry collection - Maya Angelou

The Fire of Joy collection of poems - Clive James

Small Pleasures - Claire Chambers

Travels on a donkey - R L Stevenson

Pompeii - Robert Harris

The First 80 years an alien - Lucy Sinclair (this book was written by a local lady, only available in the library)

September 2021

Here are the Barrow upon Soar Book Lover’s club favourite “history” texts for September 2021:

“Etta Lemon” by Tessa Bose

“My Granddaughter Sends Her Regards and Apologises” by Frederick Backman

“The Reason I Jump” by Naoki Higashida

“Who they Was” by Gabriel Krauze

“The Shadow Queen” by Anne O’Brien

"Things I Don’t Want to Know" by Deborah Levy

"Night Bitch" by Rachel Yoder

"People of Abandoned Character" by Claire Whitfield

"The Appeal" by Janice Hallett

"56 Days" by Catherine Ryan Howard

"The Story of my Teeth" by Valeria Luiselli

We hope you enjoy exploring our selections and wish you happy reading.

May 2021

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:
For adults:
“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

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Last Updated. 11-December-2021 By Keith

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