Browsers Book Group list for 2022

Each month I host an open meeting for Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge in Suffolk, now held in a nearby hall. We usually focus on modern fiction and the discussion regularly attracts around 20 people, men and women, of all ages. Everyone is welcome to join in but please let me know you are planning on coming along. 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.

25th July 2022
by Elspeth Barker

Maggie O'Farrell's favourite book. A sparky, funny work of genius, according to Ali Smith. 'A wonderful oddity' says Penelope Lively. What will we think of it?

27th June 2022
by Manon Steffan Ros

Who would have thought a post-apocalyptic novel could be so beautiful and uplifting? Such a short book, sparsely written yet incredibly thought-provoking in the themes of survival, familial relationships, the power of language and literature. Stunning.

30th May 2022
by Sarah Winman

A few felt that this novel was sentimental and not true to accepted behaviours in the times it was set. But most loved this book for its humour, sense of family and acceptance, full of wonderful characters and sense of place in London and Florence, Italy.

25th April 2022
by Rupert Thomson

Some people felt this was a light, summer read while others considered it dark and unsettling. The surreal and puzzling three stories met with a mixed response, and achieved a lively discussion.  

28th March 2022
by Anne Enright

All enjoyed the gems of observations and flashes of humour in this imagined memoir, but some felt it needed more plot. Some devoured it in a couple of sittings, others struggled to keep reading. A great discussion!

28th February 2022
by Andrew O'Hagan

A fascinating insight to male friendship and behaviours which resonated with all age groups and genders! The second half of the book was agreed to be its triumph, but there was much here for a lively and thought-provoking discussion about a book which brought laughter and tears.

31st January 2022
by Clare Chambers

Almost everyone loved this book for the evocative 1950s setting, the gentle pace, the warm but flawed characters. The plot devices of a supposed virgin birth and train crash may have been inspired by real life, but some felt they were not necessary, and at times not well handled, for what was considered in the main a beautifully written, engrossing novel.