I am in two Book Groups,one a little more serious than the other.These are what we are reading at the moment.Pure by Andrew Miller was suggested for my lighter Book group.It is a book I would never have picked myself but I am finding it really interesting.It is set in Paris in 1785 in and around a cemetery,a cemetery that has to be cleared!It won the 2011 COSTA Book of the Year and has had good reviews.
In my other Book Group this month we are reading John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.I used to be a great Steinbeck fan and it is now on the school curriculum.I am looking forward to revisiting it after umteen years and just hope it provokes a good discussion as I suggested it!!There are 8 in our group and we all choose a book.Coming up in the next few months are
A.S.Byatt The Children's Book
Nemesis .Philip Roth
Stranger's Child .Alan Hollinghurst
Death at Pemberley. P.D.James
Before I go to sleep. S.J.Watson
Gillepsie(and me) Jane Harris.
Have any of you read these?Some a bit heavier than others methinks!
Have you any recommendations?
Would love to hear.Barbarax