The Bookworms

The Bookworms


Good news all book lovers, The Brentwood Belles WI Bookworms has relaunched! We felt the atmosphere in the pub with the distracting background music and occasional revellers , although welcoming, wasn’t really ideal for a book group. Meetings are hosted at Annette’s home in Brentwood where we can discuss books in a relaxed environment.  We meet on TUESDAY evenings, roughly once a month or so.  We’ll agree the next date at each meeting.

We enjoy reading  a variety of material, everything from ‘chicklit’ to the classics and we suggest books on a particular theme or genre to choose from at each meeting.

We are always happy to welcome new members (Brentwood Belles members only) and have a lovely social circle just waiting for you to join! If you enjoy reading and can spare one Tuesday evening about once a month then why not come along? If you can’t make the meetings, you can always join our bookworms Facebook group.   Please email –  if you would like to join us.

For January 2019 we chose a thriller, with our next meeting planned for 19th February.

“Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow” by Peter Hoeg.



Our December book was “The Land of Green Plums” by Herta Muller.


The October/ November book was “The Last Hours” by Minette Walters.  This is the first in a series, the second book continues “The turn of Midnight” for those who wish to continue with this historical story involving the Black Death of 1348.

The Turn of Midnight: The much anticipated second instalment to the bestselling novel The Last HoursThe Last Hours


Our September story was about three very different women who worked at the Cadbury Bourneville factoryChocolate Girls by [Murray, Annie]

Our book for August  was “A Girl in Traffic” by Mama Jain Valderrama. A novel which highlighted the issues associated with kidney trafficking.

A Girl In Traffick by [Valderrama, Mamta Jain]

For our “Summer” read, we chose “On Chesil Beach” by Ian McEwan, with “Black Rabbit Hall”  as an optional extra.[(On Chesil Beach)] [Author: Ian McEwan] published on (July, 2012)

Our May / June book was “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows







We also thought another novel worth reading, if we have time, is The Child by Fiona Barton 

We really enjoyed last month’s book choice,Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and would recommend this to members.








              This book is available as a kindle edition as well as paperback.

For New Members

If there are any newly joined Belles who enjoy reading we also recommended The Girl in The Red Coat by Kate Hamer, The Ice Twins by S.K.Tremayne and our all time favourite -The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman.

Previous bookworm reads from 2016

January – The Girl in the Red Coat’ by  by Kate Hamer.

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