WaldenReading and discussion of books chosen by members.

Group Coordinator: Rosie Walden (click to contact)

Second Monday in the month, at 2.30pm.

Members' houses around Islington.

Book Group 3 Discussion Book Group 3 has been meeting monthly since November 2014. We meet in members' homes on the second Monday of the month. Members take it in turns at the meetings to present three books of their choice and our next book is chosen from amongst them.

Here is a list of all the books we have read over the last five years.

November — Love and Summer (William Trevor)
December — I am Pilgrim (Terry Hayes)

January — Hard Times (Charles Dickens)
February — We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Karen Joy Fowler)
March — The Invisible Woman (Claire Tomalin)
April — Possessing the Secret of Joy (Alice Walker)
May/June — Concrete Island (JG Ballard)
July — H is for Hawk (Helen McDonald)
August/September — Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
October — A Tale of Love and Darkness  (Amos Oz)
November — The Sweet Dove Died (Barbara Pym)

January — Strong Poison (Dorothy L. Sayers)
February — Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie)
March — The Seduction of Mrs Pendlebury (Margaret Forster)
April — Silas Marner (George Eliot)
May/June — The Handyman (Penelope Mortimer)
July — The Blue Flower (Penelope Fitzgerald)
August — Us (David Nicholls)
September — Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
October — Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
November/December — Emma (Jane Austen)

January — On the Road (Jack Kerouac)
February — Maigret and the Old Lady (Georges Simenon)
March — Nutshell (Ian McEwan)
April — A Week in December (Sebastian Faulks)
May  — The Grand Babylon Hotel (Arnold Bennett)
June — A Month in the Country (J L Carr)
July — The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
August/September — The Good Soldier (Ford Madox Ford), Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
October — Travels with my Aunt (Graham Greene)
November — Kim (Rudyard Kipling)
December — Snippets of fun including Lucky Jim (Kingsley Amis) and The World’s Wife (Carol Ann Duffy)

January — Deaf Sentence (David Lodge)
February — Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Gail Honeyman)
March — Exit West (Mohsin Hamid)
April — Riceyman Steps (Arnold Bennett)
May/June — A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles)
July — The Noise of Time (Julian Barnes)
September — The Camomile Lawn (Mary Wesley)
October — The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Robert Tressell)
November — The Postman Always Rings Twice (James M Cain)
December — Once You’d Gone (Maggie O’Farrell)

January — Snow Country (Yasunari Kawabata)
February — Purple Hibiscus (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
March — A Fringe of Leaves (Patrick White)
April — Bliss (Katherine Mansfield)
May — Stamboul Train (Graham Greene)
June — A Bend in the River (V. S. Naipaul)
July — Is There Anything You Want? (Margaret Forster)
August — Circe (Madeline Miller)
September — Fire in the Blood (Irene Nemirovsky)
October — Christ Stopped at Eboli (Carlo Levi)
November/December — The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (Arundhati Roy)

January — Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
February — The Secret Scripture (Sebastian Barry)

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