Month: October 2015

Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Becks The first draft of To Kill A Mockingbird, discovered more than 50 years after the release of Mockingbird. Published in it’s draft form it follows Scout as an adult and observes her relationship with her father, Atticus. ❍ “I struggled…

2015 Bookerthon

For Bookerthon 2015 we have ventured to beautiful Northland to complete our reading and discussion of the six eclectic books that make up this year’s shortlist. Sun, beach, wine and a stack of books – bliss! Our discussions began with the announcement from Booker…

Satin Island – Tom McCarthy

READ FOR BOOKERTHON U, a corporate anthropologist, spends his days procrastinating over endless buffer-zones of information and becoming obsessed by images of the world. ❍ “It’s difficult to describe this book. It’s almost as if it doesn’t have a plot, rather it is made…

A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Spanning decades and continents with a wide range of characters, A Brief History of Seven Killings is the fictional exploration of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley. ❍ “I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t finish this book. It’s no offence to the…

A Spool Of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler

READ FOR BOOKERTHON The lives of four generations of Whitshanks unfold in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor.  ❍ “Though this is Tyler’s 20th (and apparently her last) novel, it’s the first of hers I’ve read….

The Year Of The Runaways – Sunjeev Sahota

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Three Indian men and a British-Indian woman are linked by chance in Sheffield, England, as they run the full gamut of experiences that come with being a migrant worker in Britain. ❍ “I was *very* heavily immersed in this book recently when I…