Monthly Archive for July, 2014


P1020379Such fabulous flowers – I was very touched, and all with the good wishes in the card. Thanks everybody – this is indeed the best book group in the region, in the best cafe, with the best scones in the world. There is no debate :-)
I look forward to sharing more reading with you – and thanks to Jane for volunteering to be the first revolving chair haha. Onwards and upwards Durham Book Group! And have a brilliant summer all – the list of books is below – it is very long! Something for everyone, I think you will agree.

Kate Atkinson: Life after Life
Phillip Kerr: Prague Fatale
Gail Jones: Dreams of Speaking
The Reason I jump trans David Mitchell
Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca
Joanne Harris: Gentlemen and Players
Phillip Pullman: Northern Lights
Donan Ryan: The Spinning Heart
Louise Doughty: Appletree Yard
Asa Harrison: The Silent Wife
Colleen McCullough: The Thornbirds
Jeffery Archer: Kane and Abel
Adam Le Bor: The Budapest Protocol
Eimar McBride: A Girl is a Half Formed Thing
Jessica Brown: The Miniaturist
Emma Healey: Elizabeth is Missing
Alice Ozda: The Reading Promise
Halldor Laxness: independent People
Peirene publishers: Christina Carlson: Mr Darwin’s Gardener
Veronique Ollmy: Au bord de la mer
Katherine Mansfield The Garden Party
Tove Janssen: The True Deceiver
Donna Tartt: The Goldfinch
Vita Sackville West: All Passion Spent
Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway
Ingrid Hill: Ursula Under
Mavis Cheek: Three Men on a Plane
Margaret Drabble: Pure Gold Baby
Penelope Lively: Consequences
Tania Byron: Skeleton in the Closet
Elizabeth Strout: The Burgess Boys
Magnus Mills: Restraint of beasts
Tan Twan Eng: The Gift of Rain

The Last Page

P1020410Just to say a very fond farewell to you all as book group leader – still planning to come along to book group, though. It’s been a great few years, and I have read some fantastic books and enjoyed some positively inspirational discussions with you all, and a regular reminder that the love of books is even better when shared.
I want to say a big thank you for all your contributions, and for continuing to come so regularly and for so long. I’ve loved these Mondays – and look forward to sharing another one with you tomorrow. I know you will have some great suggestions.
Don’t forget – if anybody wants to volunteer as leader, that would be marvellous. If not, NWN will find a replacement – book group will continue!