BBC Radio Suffolk book club reviews

Whispering Shadows
by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Date selected: 6th September 2016
A Year of Marvellous Ways
by Sarah Winman
A magical story about life, love, grief, death, the sea and storytelling.
Date selected: 9th August 2016
The Last Pilot
by Benjamin Johncock
A fascinating look at life at the start of the space race for a pilot, husband and father. Intriguing, clever and mesmerising.
Date selected: 25th July 2016
Our souls at night
by Kent Haruf
Date selected: 27th June 2016
The Children Act
by Ian McEwan
A novella providing a snapshot of the life of a judge facing challenges personally and professionally.
Date selected: 5th April 2016
My Life in Houses
by Margaret Forster
A wonderful account of the meaning of the houses, and homes, to this much-loved author.
Date selected: 4th April 2016
Mango and Bambang the Not-a-Pig
by Polly Faber
A funny and charming collection of linked stories, beautifully illustrated by Clara Vuillaumy.
Date selected: 24th December 2015
by Rob Biddulph
Fun illustrations, rhyming text and a grrrrreat story!
Date selected: 10th November 2015
A Snow Garden
by Rachel Joyce
A magical, moving and uplifting collections of stories, as you would expect from the creator of Harold Fry.
Date selected: 10th November 2015
The Circle
by Dave Eggers
Date selected: 28th September 2015
Sweet Caress
by William Boyd
A wonderful, all-engrossing story of the life of a female photographer.
Date selected: 8th September 2015
Oliver and Patch
by Claire Freedman
Combining chic and cute in beautiful illustrations with a touching and uplifting story.
Date selected: 19th August 2015
Longbow Girl
by Linda Davies
A thrilling adventure set in Wales with archery, adventure, time travel, romance and a strong female character.
Date selected: 17th August 2015
How the Library (not the prince) Rescued Rapunzel
by Wendy Meddour
A silly modern take on the story of Rapunzel with a more positive message about girls and libraries!
Date selected: 16th July 2015
by Renee Knight
What would you do if the book you were reading was about you? A great idea, brilliantly executed.
Date selected: 30th June 2015
Station Eleven
by Emily St John Mandel
A thought-provoking, gripping and haunting account of the end of civilisation.
Date selected: 27th April 2015
Bears Don't Read
by Emma Chichester Clark
A funny, sweet, stimulating and colourful introduction to the adventure of reading a book
Date selected: 1st April 2015
Etta and Otto and Russell and James
by Emma Hooper
A magical, whimsical, poignant, lyrical tale of memory, love and loss.
Date selected: 10th February 2015
The Winter Horses
by Philip Kerr
A powerful, shocking and moving story of war and survival.
Date selected: 9th February 2015
The Astounding Broccoli Boy
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Another funny adventure from this brilliant author, inspired by real events!
Date selected: 3rd January 2015