Book Club

Feb 10, 2016

A story of friendship, art, sex, and curly hair: an audaciously witty debut tracing the pas de deux of lust and love between two young, uncertain, conflicted art students.    At their New England art school, Paulina and Fran both stand apart from the crowd. Paulina is striking and sexually adventurous—a self-proclaimed queen bee with […]

Aug 27, 2015

Devotion – Ros Barber April is angry. Dr Finlay Logan is broken.Only nineteen, April is an elective mute, accused of a religiously motivated atrocity. Logan, a borderline suicidal criminal psychologist, must assess her sanity in a world where – ten years after the death of Richard Dawkins – moves have been made to classify religious […]

Aug 23, 2015

Aquarium – David Vann Twelve-year-old Caitlin lives alone with her mother—a docker at the local container port—in subsidised housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, Caitlin accesses […]

Apr 26, 2015

The Fair Fight – Anna Freeman Born into a brothel, Ruth’s future looks bleak until she catches the eye of Mr. Dryer. A rich Bristol merchant and enthusiast of the ring, he trains gutsy Ruth as a pugilist. Soon she rules the blood-spattered sawdust at the infamous Hatchet Inn. Dryer’s wife Charlotte lives in the […]

Apr 26, 2015

Bryant & May: The Burning Man – Christopher Fowler London is under siege. A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and as the anger in the streets detonates, a young homeless man burns to death after being caught in the crossfire between rioters and the police. But all is not as it […]

Mar 28, 2015

Death in the Rainy Season – Anna Jaquiery Phnom Penh, Cambodia; the rainy season. When a French man, Hugo Quercy, is found brutally murdered, Commandant Serge Morel finds his holiday drawn to an abrupt halt. Quercy – dynamic, well-connected – was the magnetic head of a humanitarian organisation which looked after the area’s neglected youth. […]

Mar 28, 2015

Beyond the Horizon – Ryan Ireland In frontier America, a man lives with a pregnant woman who is not his wife. One day a stranger appears and advises the man to formally register the baby as his own at Fort James, a fabled military outpost. Setting out on a lonely journey across an arid and […]

Jan 21, 2015

 The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins “To everyone else in this carriage I must look normal. I’m doing exactly what they do: commuting to work, making appointments, ticking things off lists. Just goes to show.” I was sent this book by the lovely Alison Barrow, and I was hooked instantly. I used to […]

Nov 16, 2014

Winter Book Club The dark nights are drawing in, the cold snap has started. Copious amounts of books and tea are about to be consumed. We all love to talk about a book we have enjoyed, but who wants to head out into the cold to do it? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Here […]

Nov 16, 2014

Ninja Book Swap – Halloween If you know me personally, you’ll know that one of my favourite things ever is to receive things through the post. I stumbled across Ninja Book Swap earlier in the year, and realised it was the perfect activity for me to take part in. The Ninja Book swap team collect […]