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Listmania - Year 8 Book Group's Top Books

The most frightening book I have read:

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Lewis)

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (Leon, Josh & Alex) 177 more words

Book Group

Book Review - The Paris Wife - 4 stars

I’m moving my family with me to Norway! We have accepted a two year expatriate assignment to Trondheim through my company. This is a bittersweet and exciting time for us, filled with turmoil and churning insides. 987 more words

Books & Ideas

Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig (tr. Anthea Bell)

This month the members of my book group are reading Jewish author Stefan Zweig’s only full-length novel, Beware of Pity, which he completed in 1938… 1,596 more words

Book Reviews

Book Group II - Susan's Club, U.K.

THANK YOU, Susan and your book group, for sharing your reads over the last few years to add to the growing collection. Quite brilliant.

Will update periodically as more titles are added over the forthcoming months, and look forward to likewise reading many of the books that are new to the Wish List. 441 more words


Reader, meet Writer; Writer meet Reader

When my book, Our Endless Numbered Days was published I didn’t think I was going to enjoy getting out there and talking to strangers. It was a frightening thought – having to answer questions, explain why I had made a character do something unpalatable, justify what I had written. 741 more words

Our Endless Numbered Days

Richard McHugh's Charlie Anderson's General Theory of Lying at the Book Group

Richard McHugh, Charlie Anderson’s General Theory of Lying (Viking 2015)

Before the meeting: This book made me realise how little of my reading is just for the fun of it. 657 more words


Pinot & Prose Book Club selection for August 2015

“A Spy Among Friends, Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal” by Ben Macintyer.

Publisher’s synopsis: Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century’s greatest spy story. 308 more words