Monthly Book Club

We’re going to run a (fiction) reading group

It will happen on the evening of the first monday of the month (so can distribute copies…)

The first book will be George Orwell’s Animal Farm

Then choose from long-list including
1984 by George Orwell
The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
On the Beach by Nevil Shute
He She It by Marge Piercy
Solar by Martin Amis
Carbon Diaries by Saci Lloyd
Waiting for the Barbarians by JM Coetzee
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth

Criteria will be – short-ish (no doorsteps), decent book, likely to provoke interesting discussion, easily available-ish

7 to 7.30 general chat etc
at 7 thirty sharp
intro by facilitator
pairing and intros back to group
brief spiel by discussion leader (context of author, the book, its reception, main themes)

(There is surely something on the web on ‘how to run a book group and what to watch out for’)

How select?
3 months at a time?
Balance of male and female authors, heavy and light etc

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