Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on the 9th of April at Gabrielle Coote’s house at 5 Di Perri Way, The Wood.

For those who were not at the March meeting we discussed having a DVD called Ethel and Ernest it is based on an award winning book by author and illustrator Raymond Briggs this will take up most of our meeting time but you may also like a book for this month. 

 

Stoner by John Williams  - it is a story of an academic whose life is full of disappointment. There are 2 copies at Nelson library and 1 at Richmond. It is a small book so could be read quickly and passed on. 

Books Read According to Club Records

"The Cage".  Loyd Jones  "Beastly Things"   Donna Leon  " Drawn Out"  Tom Scott  “The Poisonwood Bible”  Barbara Kingsolver  “In Order to Live”       Yeonmi Park  “The Illuminations”     Andrew O’Hagen  "The Road from Corrain" by Jill Conway;"  " The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time" by Marc Haddon  "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" "The Mosquito Coast"  "The Boy in Striped Pyjamas" "Revolution"  The Pursuit of Happiness " "Captain Corelli’s Mandolin" "Drybread"  "Mister Pip"  "Don’t Lets Go to the dogs tonight" “We need to talk about Kevin" "Piranha to Scurfy" "Landscape of Farewell" "The Weather Makers" "Stones from the River"  "A Fine Balance "  "The Uncommon reader""The White Masai" ""Suite francais"The Shadow of the Wind" "The Audacity of Hope""Dublin Made ME" Sea wolf""The Shock Doctrine" "One Unknown""The Guernsey literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" "A Reliable Wife""The 10 pm Question" "The Road to Castle hill""As the Earth Turns Silver" "The Book Thief""The Blue Notebook ""A Student of the Weather" "Never Let Me Go " "Shantaram""Angelina""Ned and Katina""Bomb Book and Compass" "Fupp""The Locust and the Bird " "Sweetness in the Belly' "Loving it All  "Farewell to Lancashire" "Property"  "Access Road ""The Secret Life of Bees" "Sydney Bridge Upside Down"  "Cutting for Stone" ""The Other Family"  "Hand Me Down World" "Water for Elephants  "Hokitika Town” Married to a Bedioun  A Thousand Splendid Suns The Poser of One  Rebel with a Cause"    A Life on Gorge River The Glass Room  Snow Falling on Cedars Remember Me Nightwoods  The Book of Salt  Let me Sing you Gentle Songs  The Hare with Amber Eyes  Parihaka Woman  Middlesex  A Year in the World  A Fortunate Life  Tiger Hills  Himalayan Hospitals Sir Edmund Hillary’s Everest Legacy  Industry of Souls  The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared  Jonas Jonasson  Nomad  The Sense of an Ending  A Bloke for all seasons the Peter Yealands story  The Boy who Harnessed the Wind Athurs Past  My Life in France  A History of Silence  Accidental Apprentice  A Delicate Truth  From the Land of Green Ghosts The Luminaries  Trains and Lovers  Ayaan Hirsi Ali Julian Barnes  Tom Percy  William Kamkwamba Steve Richards  Julia Child

Lloyd Jones

Vikas Swarup John Le Carre

Witi Ihimera Jeffrey Eugenides Frances Mayes

A.B. Facey Sarita Mandanna

Michael Gill Martin Booth

Pascal Khoo Thwe

Eleanor Catton Alexander McCall Smith

The Other Hand
Small Island
And the Mountains Echoed
The Rosie Project
The Goldfinch
The Light Between Oceans
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Italian Wife
At Home
The Captive Wife
Orphan Train
The Infinite Air
Heretic
The Garden of Evening Mists
Dark Markets How Hackers became the new Mafia The Bolter
The Good Life on Te Muna Road
The Miniaturist
The Goat who sailed the World
Sisters of Sinai
The Universe versus Alex Wood
Homeland of the Buddha
The Soldiers Curse
The Exiles of Asbestos Cottage
The Map of Love
Olive Kitteridge
All the Light we Cannot See
Hard Country
The Secret Place

Chris Cleave Andrea Levy

Khaled Hosseini Graeme Simsion Donna Tartt
M.L. Stedman Richard Flanagan

Kate Furnivall Bill Bryson Fiona Kidman

Christina Baker Kilne Fiona Kidman

Ayan Hirsi Ali Tan Twan Eng Misha Gleny

Frances Osbourne Deborah Coddington Jessie Burton

Jackie French Janet Soskice Gavin Extence John McKinnon

Meg and Tom Keneally Jim Henderson
Ahdaf Soueif Elizabeth Strout Antony Doerr

Robin Robilliard Tana French.

Maori Boy Witi Ihimaera 

BOOK CLUB BOOK LIST

"The Road from Corrain" by Jill Conway;"  " The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time" by Marc Haddon  "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" "The Mosquito Coast"  "The Boy in Striped Pyjamas  "Revolution"  The Pursuit of Happiness "  "Captain Corelli’s Mandolin" "Drybread"  "Mister Pip"  "Don’t Lets Go to the dogs tonight"   “We need to talk about Kevin" "Piranha to Scurfy"  "Landscape of Farewell"  "The Weather Makers" "Stones from the River"   "A Fine Balance " "The Uncommon reader"   "The White Masai" ""Suite francais"  The Shadow of the Wind" "The Audacity of Hope"   "Dublin Made ME" Sea wolf"  "The Shock Doctrine" "One Unknown"   "The Guernsey literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" "A Reliable Wife"  "The 10 pm Question" "The Road to Castle hill"   "As the Earth Turns Silver" "The Book Thief"   "The Blue Notebook "  "A Student of the Weather" "Never Let Me Go " "Shantaram"   "Angelina"  "Ned and Katina"   "Bomb Book and Compass" "Fupp"   "The Locust and the Bird " "Sweetness in the Belly'   "Loving it All  "Farewell to Lancashire" "Property"  "Access Road "   "The Secret Life of Bees" "Sydney Bridge Upside Down"   "Cutting for Stone" ""The Other Family"   "Hand Me Down World" "Water for Elephants"   "Hokitika Town”  Married to a Bedioun  A Thousand Splendid Suns The Poser of One  Rebel with a Cause   A Life on Gorge River The Glass Room  Snow Falling on Cedars Remember Me Nightwoods   The Book of Salt   Let me Sing you Gentle Songs   The Hare with Amber Eyes   Parihaka Woman   Middlesex   A Year in the World   A Fortunate Life   Tiger Hills   Himalayan Hospitals Sir Edmund Hillary’s Everest Legacy  Industry of Soul  The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared   Jonas Jonasson Nomad The Sense of an Ending  A Bloke for all seasons the Peter Yealands story  The Boy who Harnessed the Wind Athurs Past  My Life in France  A History of Silence   Accidental Apprentice  A Delicate Truth  From the Land of Green Ghosts The Luminaries  Trains and Lovers   Ayaan Hirsi Ali Julian Barnes   Tom Percy   William Kamkwamba Steve Richard  Julia Child  Lloyd Jones   Vikas Swarup John Le Carre Witi Ihimera Jeffrey Eugenides Frances Mayes   A.B. Facey Sarita Mandanna   Michael Gill Martin Booth   Pascal Khoo Thwe  Eleanor Catton Alexander McCall Smith  The Other Hand  Small Island  And the Mountains Echoed  The Rosie Project  The Goldfinch  The Light Between Oceans  The Narrow Road to the Deep North  The Italian Wife  At Home  The Captive Wife  Orphan Train  The Infinite Air Heretic  The Garden of Evening Mists  Dark Markets How Hackers became the new Mafia The Bolter  The Good Life on Te Muna RoadThe Miniaturist The Goat who sailed the World  Sisters of Sinai  The Universe versus Alex Wood Homeland of the Buddha  The Soldiers Curse  The Exiles of Asbestos Cottage The Map of LoveOlive Kitteridge All the Light we Cannot See  Hard Country  The Secret Place   Chris Cleave Andrea Levy  Khaled Hosseini Graeme Simsion Donna Tartt  M.L. Stedman Richard Flanagan Kate Furnivall Bill Bryson Fiona Kidman  Christina Baker Kilne Fiona Kidman  Ayan Hirsi Ali Tan Twan Eng Misha Gleny Frances Osbourne Deborah Coddington Jessie Burton Jackie French Janet Soskice Gavin Extence John McKinnon  Meg and Tom Keneally Jim Henderson Ahdaf Soueif Elizabeth Strout Antony Doerr  Robin Robilliard Tana French.  Maori Boy Witi Ihimaera