Browsers Book Group list for 2011

Each month I host an open meeting at Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge in Suffolk. We usually focus on modern fiction and the discussion regularly attracts around 20 people, men and women, of all ages. Due to the current pandemic, we are now meeting online and everyone is welcome to join in. Sign up to the e-newsletter here to receive details. Scroll down to take a look at the titles we've read over the year, and view the archive for past discussions.

28th November 2011
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
by Haruki Murakami

Woodbridge Shufflers running club joined the discussion of a memoir which most found inspiring and revealing.

31st October 2011
The Woman in Black
by Susan Hill

Despite meeting on Halloween, this ghost story wasn't considered scary enough!

26th September 2011
Alone in Berlin
by Hans Fallada

A stunning book which presented slapstick caricatures and horrific realism. It provoked strong reactions in an animated discussion.

1st July 2011
Oracle Night
by Paul Auster

Most felt cheated by the ending and a lack of conclusion to earlier stories, but the book provoked a good discussion.

1st June 2011
Room
by Emma Donaghue

Despite its disturbing subject matter, most were able to overcome their discomfort and agreed this was a clever and compelling read.

16th May 2011
Midnight's Children
by Salman Rushdie

A big book which few understood, so difficult to discuss in any depth. All held preconceptions about Rushdie, the man, which weren't dispelled during the meeting.

6th March 2011
Brighton Rock
by Graham Greene

Despite the release of the film, the discussion for this classic attracted our lowest attendance ever!

6th February 2011
The Still Point
by Amy Sackville

Much more than the blurb on the cover - beautiful descriptions, sensual colours, powerful presentations of sultry summers and freezing wastelands.

9th January 2011
Wolf Hall
by Hilary Mantel

Everyone found something to enjoy in this award-winning novel, but not all found it a life-changing read.