A friendly group for all Brentwood Belles book lovers. 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us.
Books we have read recently include:
A book by an African author for October: “A Dry White season” by Andre Brink
A classic for August/ September “The Mayor of Casterbridge” by Thomas Hardy
An Adventure story for July “Miss Benson’s Beetle” by Rachel Joyce
Two Mystery books for June ” The Dinner Guest” by B.P. Walter and “The Daughter of Time” by Josephine Tey
Science fiction for May “Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro
Fantasy in April “Spinning Silver” by Naomi Novik
We had a spring flower in the title in March “Tulip Fever” by Deborah Moggach
Two Irish authors for January/ February “Charlie Savage by Roddy Doyle and “Brooklyn” by Colm Tobin
The theme was islands in Dec/ Jan with “The Island” by Ragnor Jonaffon
Two American books: Oct/Nov: “Becoming” by Michelle Obama and “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones
Books from the ’70’s Sept/Oct: “Wild Sargasso Sea” by Jean Rhys and “The Big Four” by Agatha Christie
In September we had our first Zoom meeting and discussed books we had enjoyed reading recently
June/July: “The Things you Never Told me” Celeste Ng
May /June: “A Single Thread” by Tracy Chevalier
April /May: “Sons and Lovers” by D.H. Lawrence
March /April “Elmet” by Fiona Mosley
and “A Warriner to Protect Her” by Virginia Heath
We began lockdown from March 2020 by sharing and choosing books on our Bookworms Facebook page.
A humorous book for March: The Other side of the Dale” by Gervais Phinn.
New Year 2020 began with a historical novel “In the Name of the Family” by Sarah Dunant.