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Sun, 18th February 2018

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Book Groups

The original Hagbourne Book Group (also known as BG1) is now in its 15th year. We meet 11 times a year, with the January meeting being 'Readers' Choice, when we report on our Christmas reading and choose most of the books for the rest of the year.

BG1 2016 book list (subject to change)

Date Book Author
1 February The Lady in the Van Alan Bennett
7 March All the Light we Cannot See Anthony Doerr
4 April Changing Places David Lodge
9 May A Spool of Blue Thread Anne Tyler
6 June Endless Night Agatha Christie
4 July Coming Home Richard Turner
1 August TBA  
5 September TBA  
3 October TBA  
7 November TBA  
December TTBA  

Possible choices for the autumn:

A God in Ruins        Kate Atkinson
The Uninvited Guests    Sadie Jones
Elizabeth is Missing        Emma Healey
The Light between Oceans    M L Stedman
The Secret Chord        Geraldine Brooks
The Testament of Mary    Colm Toibin

We meet on the first Monday of the month, but unfortunately we are too large to accept any new members at this time. However, BG 2 is open to new members, and we know of several villagers who would like to start a Not on Mondays book group, so if you are interested, please get in touch.

Alice Smith, smith@hagbourne.plus.com

If you like reading and discussing books in an informal atmosphere, without all the homework, then BG2 may be for you.
Our get-togethers are wide-ranging and entertaining and yet, in-depth and often passionate. We get 5 to 10 people along from a membership of around 15 who come and go, depending on availability. We meet in each others homes from 8:00pm on the second Monday of each month. New members are always made very welcome. just moved to the village or just want to meet some new people? Then please contact Carol Wallis to join in.

BG2 2016book list

Date Book Author
January The Laying on of Hands/The Lady in the Van Alan Bennett
February My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante
March The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohsin Hamid
April I Let You Go Clare Mackintosh
May 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Ha-Joon Chang
June On the Road Jack Kerouac
July North and South Elizabeth Gaskell
August The Seven Sisters Lucinda Riley
September Toby’s Room Pat Barker
October I Call Myself a Feminist Victoria Pepe
November Submission Michael Houellebecq

Do feel free to join in!