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.

29th June 2020
Warlight
by Michael Ondaatje

Described as possessing 'real emotional and psychological heft, delicate melancholy and yet, frequently, page-turning plottiness'. Will we agree? Everyone is welcome to join in the video discussion on Monday 29 June at 8pm.

25th May 2020
The Friend
by Sigrid Nunez

A story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. While we can't meet in person, everyone is welcome to join in the video discussion on Monday 25 May at 8pm. Sign up for the weekly e-newsletter here for more details.

27th April 2020
Lost Children Archive
by Valeria Luiselli

For our first online video book group, we had a lively discussion. This rich, multi-layered, clever, thought-provoking read brought many different responses - some hated it, some loved it, but most found there were elements they enjoyed.

30th March 2020
The Great Level
by Stella Tillyard

Most felt this was a beautifully written book with many interesting themes with the love story between Jan and Eliza appealing and the historical setting fascinating, but the group was divided in who they felt was the most convincing narrator.

24th February 2020
Middle England
by Jonathan Coe

A few thought this wasn't as good as the author's previous titles, but most thoroughly enjoyed this entertaining and helpful overview of the recent Brexit years. A lively discussion!

27th January 2020
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
by Olga Tokarczuk

There was a unanimous approval of this quirky, unusual, often amusing and subversive tale. Though some thought the ending disappointing.