The Bookworms

WI for the Modern Woman


A friendly group for all Brentwood Belles book lovers.  Meetings are hosted  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 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.


Books we have read recently include:


A story relating to autumn for November “All Among the Barley” by Melissa Harrison”

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. 


.The Tattooist of Auschwitz: the heart-breaking and unforgettable international bestseller by [Morris, Heather]The Man Who Didn't Call: The OMG Love Story of the Year – with a Fantastic Twist by [Walsh, Rosie]

The Salt Path: The Sunday Times bestseller, shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award & The Wainwright Prize by [Winn, Raynor]

The Amethyst Box by [Green, Anna Katharine]





A Girl In Traffick by [Valderrama, Mamta Jain]The Turn of Midnight: The much anticipated second instalment to the bestselling novel The Last HoursThe Last Hours


Chocolate Girls by [Murray, Annie][(On Chesil Beach)] [Author: Ian McEwan] published on (July, 2012)