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Book Club reading list and recommendations        
         
Title Author  Picked  Proposer Comments 
         
Life of Pi     Tony  
Winter Games  Rachel Johnson   Bella  
A Thousand Acres Jane Smiley    Sue  
The Guernsey Literacy & Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shafter & Annie Barrows   Berenice  
The Book Thief Markus Zusak   Sue  
The Island Victoria Hislop   Gill  
Charlie Wilsons War George Crile   Tony  
The Hanging Shed  Gordon Ferris   Chris  
Alone in Berlin Hans Fallanda    Sue  
Daughter of Time Josephine Tey   Sue  
My Animals and other family  Clare Baldwin   Bella  
A Street car named Bob James Bowen   Gill/Tracey?
The Spy Princess Shrabani Basn   Brenda  
Bare Bones Patricia Cornwall   Brenda  
The Thread  Victoria Hislop   Gill not on reading list but suggested by Gillian as great book
The Last Runaway Tracey Chevalier   Berenice  
Hope, A Tragedy Salom Auslander    Sue  
Defending Jacob William Landay   Tracey not recommended but several people read it and thought it was a great read
Vulcan 607 Roland White   Chris  
The Fast Diet Dr Michael Mosley   ?  
Little Girl Lost Brian Mc Gilloway   ?  
Language of Flowers  Vanessa Diffenburgh   Susie  
Inferno Dan Brown   Chris  
The Outsiders Gerald Seymour   John  
The King's Glass Carola Hicks   Cheryl  
Someone like you Roald Dahl    David  
This House is Haunted  John Boyne   Jenny  
Every Contact leaves a Trace Elenor Dymott   ?  
This Boy Alan Johnson   Tracey  
Jamaica Inn  Daphne Du Maurier   John  
Small Island Andrea Levy   Susan  
No one ever has sex on a Tuesday Tracy Bloom   Gill  
Rush of Blood  Mark Billington    David  
The Last Runaway Tracy Chevalier   Berenice  
The Kingmakers Daughter Philippa Gregory   Berenice  
The Light Between Oceans M L Stedman   Jenny  
Secret Lives of Bees Sue Monk kidd   Susan?  
The Return  Victoria Hislop   Chris  
The World according to Bob James Bowen   Bella  
If Walls could Talk Lucy Worsley   Bella  
The Dinner  Herman Koch   Jenny  
Dead Man's Time Peter James    David  
The Cuckoo's Calling  Robert Galbraith   Chris  
Two Brothers Ben Elton   Susan  
The Ghost Robert Harris   Sue  
The Secret Keeper Kate Morton   Sue   
The Violinist's Thumb Sam Keen   Chris  
The Alchemist's Secret Scott Mariani   Chris  
Race Against Time Ellen McCarthy   Chris  
Shadow Year Hannah Richell   Bella  
The Kite Runner  Khalid Hosseini   Jenny  
Vicious Cycle Wilbur Smith   Jenny  
We Need to talk about Kevin Lionel Shriver    David  
Into the Blue Robert Goddard   David  
The Secrets of the Lighthouse Santa Montefiore   Berenice  
The Lazarus Vault Tom Harper   John  
Twentieth Century Spies Neil Root   John  
The Bookseller of Kabul Asner Seirstad   Sue  
The Mozart Conspiracy Scott Mariani   Chris  
A Commonplace Killing Sian Bushy   Bella  
Cross Your Heart: Alex Cross 21 James Patterson   Brenda  
The Orrenda Joseph Boyden   Tony  
The Seamstress Maria Duenas   Berenice  
Food of Love Antony Capello   Jenny  
Never go Back Lee Child   Jenny  
The Deceiver Fredrick Forsyth   John  
Philomena Martin Sixsmith   sue  
The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett   Chris  
The Fields  Kevin Maher   Tony  
12 years a Slave Solomn Northup   Dorinda  
Before I go to Sleep S J Watson   Gill  
Unravelling Oliver Liz Nugent   Susan  
A Foreign Country Charles Cuming    Jenny  
Sold with a Corpse J M Gregson   John  
Testament of Youth Vera Brittain   Sue  
The Fault in our Stars John Green   Gillian  
The Third Plantagenet Dr Ashton-Hill yes Gillian non fiction and intended for history buffs but interesting facts 
 The Son Jo Nesbo   Tony  
The Best of our Spies Alex Girlis   Chris  
Who Moved my Cheese Dr Spencer Johnson   Chris  
Childrn of the Revolution Peter Robinsn yes Cheryl Poor 
Sycamore Row John Grisham Yes sue Good  read. Good knowledge of US legal system 
The Fault in our Stars John Green    Gill  
TheGoldfinch Donna Tartt   Gill  
The Husbands Secret Liane Morierty   Chris  
The Monogram Murders  Sophie Hannah   Bella  
The Garden of Burning Sand Corban Anderson   Dorinda  
Saints of the Shadow Bible  Ian Rankin   Dorinda  
Eeny, Meeny M J Arlidge yes Tony page turner
Started early, took my dog Kate Atkinson   John  
Personal Lee Child   David  
The Little coffee Shop of Kabul Deborah rodriguez yes Berenice everyone who read this enjoyed it
The Infinite Plan  Isabel Allende    Jenny  
Gone Girl  Gillian Flynn   Gill  
Suite Francoise Irene Nemirovsky   Sue  
The Lost Empress Steve Robinson   Susan  
The Humans Matt Haig yes Tony people who read it found it interesting. Love Story with a twist and a good insight to how people are when you look from the outsiders point of view
The Poisoner  Stephen Bates   Brenda  
The Rosie Effect Graham Simsion   Jenny  
From a Distance Raphaella Barker   Jenny  
Closer than You Think Karen Rose yes Gill very grusome with loads of twists and turns. Good Character development 
Elephant Moon John Sweeney   sue  
A Place Called Winter Patrick Gale   Bella  
A New Menace Roger Price   Brenda  
Under  Mackerel Sky Rick Stein   Sarah  
Before we Met Lucy Whitehouse   Jenny  
The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins yes Tony heavy going until about half way thro. Writing was good at hiding outcome
To Kill A Mocking Bird Harper Lee   sue  
Franklin and Winston John Meacham    Gill  
The Case of Hail Mary Celeste Malcolm Price yes Gill Terrible book
Jehovahs Witnesses- Reasons for Leaving Russell Walker    Russell  
The Undercover Ecconomist  Tim Harford   Chris  
The Drums of Memory Sir Steven Hastings   Chris  
The Search for Richard 111 Phillipa Langley & Michael Jones   David  
Elizabeth is Missing  Emma Healey   Bella  
The Silent Sister Diane Chamberlain   Susan  
Saint Zita Society Ruth Rendaell   John  
The Husbands Secret Leanne Moriety   Jenny  
Me Before You Jojo Moyes   Jenny  
Summertime Vanessa Laye   Gill  
I let you go Clare Mackintosh   Gill  
The Third Testament Craig Russell yes Chris unusual book but those who had read it enjoyed it. Hard going 
Thinking Fast, And Slow Daniel Kahneman yes Russell Not Bedtime reading. Too much technical info for most people
I Know why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou   Sue  
The Cake Shop in the Garden Carole Matthews   Brenda  
To Kill A Mocking Bird Harper Lee   Tony  
No Better Friend Robert Weintraub yes Bella no one like this book. Full of lists
Half the World Away Cath Staincliffe   Jenny  
A Brief Histoy of Time Stephen Hawking   Russell  
Various Pets Alive and Dead Marina Lewycka   John  
Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee   Gill  
Lord of the Flies William Golding   Chris  
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Susanna Clarke   Lynne  
The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon yes Sue excellent story writer. Very wellwritten highly recommended 
The Martian  Andy Weir   Chris  
Exoskeleton Shane Stradler   Andre  
Daughter of Fire Barbara Erskine    Dorinda  
The House by the Lake Thomas Harding    Susan  
The Tea Planters Wife Dinah Jefferies   Susan  
Man on Fire Stephen Kelman   Jenny  
Better off Dead Tom Wood   Brenda  
Gray Mountain John Grisham yes Gill Bad reviews. Weak hero. Nothing resolved
The Seven Sisters Lucinda Riley yes Gill ok but very Mills and Boon. Setting you up for reading the series
The Year of the Runaways Sunjeev Sahota   Sue  
The Sunrise Victoria Hislop   Chris  
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury yes Russell Differing views on the book but worth reading 
What The Butler winked at Eric Horn  yes Tony no one who read it enjoyed this book although there were some interesting facts about the workings of large houses in earlty 1900s
Transmission Hari Kunzru   Sue  
All the Light we cannot see Anthony Doerr   Sue  
The Good Liar Nicholas Serle no Tony  
The Career of Evil Robet Galbraith no Susan  
Bricking it Nick Spalding no Susan  
Die Again Tess Gerritsen no  Brenda  
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra Vseem Khan no Sue  
Life after Life Kate Atkinson yes gill no one enjoyed this book. Idea great but execution poor
Big Oil in a Small Country Andrew Smith no Chris  
The Rogue Lawyer John Grisham no Chris  
The Stranger  Harlan Cohben  yes Rusell Gripping. Very quick to get into. Lots of twists and turns
Catch 22  Joseph Heller yes Chris Not enjoyed A book of its age
You are Dead Peter James  no Brenda  
Death of Lucy Kyte Nicola Upson no Berenice  
The Las Ten Seconds Simon Kernick no David  
To Catch a Tiger Eden Cole no Kevin  
Life on a Limb Sorry cant find this author no Kevin  
Lazy Blood Ross Greenwood no  Russell  
Disclaimer Renee Knight no Jenny  
The Shock of the Fall Nathan Filer no sue  
Maestra L S Hilton Yes Gill Terrible book. Full of very explicit sex and very liitle suspense
The Long Way Home Louise Penny no  Brenda  
The New Spy Master Stephen Grey no Chris  
View from the Corner Shop- The Diary of a Yorkshire Shop Assistant in Wartime Kathleen Hay no Brenda  
Hunters in the Dark Lawrence Osborn no Jenny  
You Belong to Me Samantha Hayes no Jenny  
Dead Gone Luca Veste Yes David good read. Had to discover the guilty party
Able Seacat Simon Lynne Barrett-Lee no Bella  
Daughters of the Silk Road Debbie Rix yes Susan gentle easy read but different timelines not well connected
The Dust That Falls From Dreams Louise de Bernieres no sue  
Moving Jenny Éclair No Gill  
The Killing Season Mason Cross no Gill  
Jpod Douglas Coupland No Tony  
The Taming of the Queen Phillippa Gregory no Berenice  
Dark Corners Ruth Rendell no Brenda  
Intrusion Mary  McCluskie No Susan  
A Southwold Mystery Suzette A Hill No Susan  
Spectacles Sue Perkins yes Gill some really enjoyed this book
The Life and Loves of a He Devil Graham Norton no Gill  
The Periodic Table Primo Levi No Sue  
Quiet Susan Cain No Tony  
Ready Player One  Ernest Cline Yes Russell Brilliant book. Well written
The Pilgrim Terry Hughes No  Dawn  
Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all Jonas Jonasson no Tony  
The Death of Lucy Kyte Nicola Upson no Bella  
Nigel, my Family and other dogs Monty Don No  Chris  
The Secret ways of Perfume Christina Caboni No Berenice  
The Sleeper Emily Barr No David  
Moriarty Anna Kronberg no Dawn  
Alone in Berlin Hans Fallanda  No Dawn  
After the Crash Michael Bussi Yes Jenny  
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics  Carlo Rovelli no  Jenny  
Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood Yes Sue  
Born to Crime Trevor Noah no Kerry  
The Whistler John Grisham No Chris  
The Butcher's Hook Janet Ellis No Brenda  
The Book of Night Women Marlone James No Jan  
The Telepath Chronicles David Gatewood No Russell  
The Devi'ls Music Jane Rusbridge Yes Tony 3 had read this. Long winded and confusing. Noone would recommend it
The Husbands Secret Leanne Moriety no Dawn  
Waking Lions Ayelet Gundar-Goshen yes Jenny only one person enjoyed this book but all thought too long
Lying in Wait Liz Nugent No Susan  
Secret Wife Gill Paul No Gill  
The Silent Scream Angela Marsons No Gill  
Hag-Seed Margaret Atwood No Sue  
Walk across the Sun Addison Corban No Dawn  
The Long Way Home Saroo Brierley yes Chris good book. Simply written
Liar,Liar M J Arlidge No Tony  
Everyone Brave is Forgiven Chris Cleve No Bella  
The Gift Louis Jenson no  Susan  
Lie with Me  Sabine Durrant no Jan  
I am Pilgrim Terry  Hayes No David  
Last train from Liguira Christine Dwye Hickey no Berenice  
A Tap on the Window Lynwood Barcley Yes Russell Great page turner. 9 had read it which is a BC record
The Cheshire Sect Dan Frazer  no  Jenny  
H is for Hawk helen McDonald no Kerry  
Unravelling Oliver Liz Nugent no Gill  
The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd no Sue  
Sapiens Yuval Noah Harari No Chris  
The things you can only see when you slow down Haemin Surim No Chris  
Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all Jonas Jonasson no Tony Recommended previously
Dracula Bram Stoker No Jan  
Liar,Liar M J Arlidge yes Russell 4 had read it but all thought it wasn’t his best
Daughter of Fortune Isabel Allende  no Berenice  
The Beautiful Dead Belinda Bower no David  
Shtum Jem Lester no Phillipa  
American Wife Curtis Sittenfield no  Gill  
The Starvation Lake Brian  Gruley no Gill  
I'm Travelling Alone Samuel Bjork no  Jenny  
The Three Sarah Lotz yes Sue marmite book. Only 1 had finished it but others couldn’t finsh it
Into the Water  Paula Hawkins no Brenda  
The Girl Before J P Delaney No  Tony  
All The Missing Girls Megan Miranda No Gill  
The Tobacconist  Robert Seethaler  Yes Sue  
11.22.63 Stephen King Yes Russell