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Books shared in January 2020

• On Dolphin Street, Sebastian Faulks
• My Name is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout
• The Land of Decoration, Grace McCleen
• Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
• The Lighthouse, Alison Moore
• How to Catch a Mole and Find Yourself in Nature, Marc Hamer
• What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? Tony Juniper
• The Bees, Laine Bell
• My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
• In the Name of the Family, Sarah Dunant
• Grand Union Stories, Zadie Smith
• Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
• I Let You Go, Clare MacKintosh
• Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
• Their Little Secret, Mark Billingham
• The Winter Ghosts, Kate Mosse
• A Little Life, Hanya Yanaginara
• The Muse, Jessie Burton
• Mad Girl: A Happy Life with a Mixed Up Mind, Bryony Gordon
• Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir, Chris Packham
• Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng
• How to Stop Time, Matt Haig
• The Circle, Dave Eggers
• Identity Crisis, Ben Elton
• The Interesting, Meg Wolitzer
• Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

Books shared in November 2019

• Happy, Derren Brown
• Eat, Drink, Run, Bryony Gordon
• Blood, Maggie Gee
• A Forger’s Tale: Confessions of a Bolton Forger, Shaun Greenhalgh
• The Bees, Laline Paull
• The Winter Ghosts, Kate Mosse
• The Bookseller of Kabul, Asne Seierstad
• Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
• A Day in the Country and Other Stories, Guy de Maupassant
• Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan
• Hot Milk, Deborah Levy
• The Cost of Living, Deborah Levy
• The Art of Frugal Hedonism: A Guide to Spending Less, Annie Raser Rowland
• The Keeper, Graham Norton

 

Books shared in March 2019 (inspired by POW Thanet)

  • Valley of the Dolls, Jacqueline Suzann
  • How to Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran
  • The Wife, Meg Wolitzer
  • The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter
  • A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings, Helen Jukes
  • The Blazing World, Siri Hustvedt
  • Instead of a Letter, Diana Athill
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi
  • Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body, Sara Pascoe
  • A Thousand Pieces of Gold, Adeline Yen Mah
  • Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, Jeanetter Winterson
  • Unsticky, Sarra Manning
  • Old Baggage, Lissa Evans
  • Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg
  • Women and Power, Mary Beard
  • Spare Rib
  • Showing the Flag, Jane Gardam
  • Old Filth, Jane Gardam
  • The Man in the Wooden Hat, Jane Gardam
  • Everything That Rises Must Converge, Flannery O’Connor
  • Everything I Know About Love, Dolly Alderton
  • Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, Elizabeth Taylor
  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women
  • The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood
  • Our Bodies, Ourselves, Boston Women’s Health Club Collective

Books shared in February 2019:

• The Madonna of the Mountains, Elise Valmorbida
• Crooked Heart, Lissa Evans
• 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Hazari
• The Elephant Keepers’ Children, Peter Hoeg
• All That I Am, Anna Funder
• Take Nothing With You, Patrick Gale
• Miss Garnet’s Angel, Sally Vickers
• Dancing Backwards, Sally Vickers
• Mr Golightly’s Holiday, Sally Vickers
• The Librarian, Sally Vickers
• Reflections in an Oval Mirror: Memories of East Prussia 1923 – 1945, Anneli Jones
• Miss Read series
• The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, Imogen Hermes
• A Buyer’s Market, Anthony Powell
• After the Party, Cressida Connolly
• Two Caravans, Marina Lewycka
• Virgin of the Flames, Chris Abani
• Naked Lunch, William Burroughs
• Dear Amy, Helen Gallagher (please return to Julie)
• Trust Your Eyes, Linwood Barclay
• Women & Power, Mary Beard
• I Let You Go, Clare Mackintosh
• Borders Crossing, Pat Barker
• I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai
• The Tattoist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris
• Home Fire (Kamila Shamsie)
• The Mitford Murders, Jessica Fellowes
• Dear Lupin: Letters to a Wayward Son, Roger Mortimer
• The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
• Stoner, John Williams
• Good Omens, Terry Pratchett
• The Book Thier, Markus Zusak
• The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
• Nobody Told Me, Hollie McNish
• The Circle, Dave Eggers
• How to Stop Time, Matt Haig
• Dead Writers in Rehab, Paul Bassett Davies
• Nobody is Ever Missing, Catherine Lacey
• Unsticky, Sarra Manning
• Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult
• Amsterdam, Ian McEwan
• Shoal, Thanet Writers
• Having Wonderful Crime, Craig Rice
• Credo, Melvyn Bragg
• The Book of Strange New Things, Michel Faber

Books shared in January 2018:

  • Thurber’s Dogs, James Thurber
  • The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry
  • The Hare with Amber Eyes, Edmund de Waal
  • Fall of Giants, Ken Follett
  • Seven Eves, Neal Stephenson
  • The Stepford Wives, Ira Levin
  • The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
  • The Winter Ghosts, Kate Mosse
  • The Glorious Heresies, Lisa McInerny
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
  • The Last Photograph, Emma Chapman
  • The Vanishing of Esme Lennox, Maggie O’Farrell
  • A Life of My Own, Claire Tomlin
  • Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson
  • The Mandibles, Lionel Shriver
  • The Wast Land, T.S Eliot
  • Silence Your Mind, Ramesh Manocha
  • The Year of Living Danishly, Helen Ruswell
  • The Horizontal Man, Helen Euston
  • Having wonderful crime, Craig Rice
  • Brooklyn, Colm Toibin
  • The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood
  • 84 Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff

Books shared in October 2018: 

• Shoal, Thanet Writers
• Midwich Cuckoos, John Wyndham
• How to Stop Time, Matt Haig
• The History of Bees, Maja Lunde
• Modern Nature, Derek Jarman
• Down and Out in Paris and London, George Orwell
• The Pyramid of Mud, Andrea Camilleri
• The Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens
• Home Fire, Kamila Shamsie (to be returned to Yvonne)
• The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
• A Monk Swimming, Malachy McCourt
• The Taxdermist’s Daughter, Kate Mosse
• Mao’s Great Famine, Frank Dikötter
• Wild Swans, Jung Chang
• I Let You Go, Clare Mackintosh
• In a House of Lies, Ian Rankin
• Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World, Caitlin Davies
• The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

Books shared in July 2018:

• Maestra, L S Hilton
• Prey, Michael Crichton
• The Vegetarian, Han Kang
• Murder in the Afternoon, Frances Brody
• Take Six Girls: The Lives of the Mitford Girls, Laura Thompson
• The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga
• Elizabeth is Missing, Emma Healey
• Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan
• Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult
• The Twelve, Justin Cronin
• A Death of the Family, Karl Ove Knausgård
• About My Mother, Tahar Ben Jelloun
• Between You and Me, Lisa Hall
• A Monk Swimming, Malachy McCourt
• Autumn, Ali Smith
• What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami
• Even Dogs in the Wild, Ian Rankin
• Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
• The Outrun, Amy Liptrot
• Departures, Anna Hart
• The End of the World Running Club, Adrian J Walker
• Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club, Katie May
• The Parentations, Kate Mayfield
• Galina Petrovna’s Three-legged dog story, Andrea Bennett
• Home Fire, Kamila Shamsie
• The Establishment, Owen Jones
• How Proust Can Change Your Life, Alain de Botton
• Teach Us to Sit Still: A Sceptic’s Search for Health and Healing, Tim Parks
• Death in Autumn, Magdalen Nabb
• Accordion Crimes, E. Annie Proulx

Books shared in May 2018:

• Saracen’s Tower, Ralph Hammond
• The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
• Death at the Seaside, Frances Brody
• Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
• The Mandibles, Lionel Shriver
• History of Wolves, Emily Fridlund
• Albert Angelo / House Mother Normal, B.S Johnson
• The Outrun, Amy Liptrot
• Public Library and Other Stories, Ali Smith
• Shoal, Thanet Writers
• Women and Power: A Manifesto, Mary Beard
• Departures, Anna Hart
• Reckless, William Nicholson
• The Midwich Cuckoos, John Wyndham
• The Road Home, Rose Tremain
• The Book of Dust, Philip Pullman
• The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, Joanna Cannon
• Growing Pains, Dr. Mike Shooter
• Brooklyn, Colm Toibin

Books shared in March 2018:

  • The Horizontal Man, Helen Eustis
  • The Power, Naomi Alderman
  • The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
  • The Tobacconist, Robert Seethaler
  • Ordinary Grace, William Kent Krueger
  • Saint Maybe, Anne Tyler
  • Even Dogs in the Wild, Ian Rankin
  • Nutshell, Ian McEwan
  • Man with a Seagull on his Head, Harriet Paige
  • Little Paris Bookshop, Nina George
  • The Circle, Dave Eggers
  • The Road Home, Rose Tremain
  • The Outrun, Amy Liptrot
  • Norwegian Wood, Lars Mytting
  • Death at the Bar, Ngaio Marsh
  • Men in Space, Tom McCarthy
  • Lady’s Maid, Margaret Forster
  • A Dance to the Music of Time, Anthony Powell
  • Lights Out in Wonder Land, DBC Pierre