Tag: Books

The Secret Scripture – Sebastian Barry

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Nearing her 100th birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she’s spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. ♥ “Set against an Ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is… Continue Reading “The Secret Scripture – Sebastian Barry”

The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Balram Halwai is a servant, a philosopher, an entrepreneur, a murderer. Over seven nights he explains how he became a success in life, having nothing but his own wits to help him along. ♥ “Born in the dark heart of India,… Continue Reading “The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga”

The Clothes On Their Backs – Linda Grant

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Vivien Kovacs is on a search to reveal the truth to the secrets kept from her by her timid Hungarian refugee parents ♥ “Two Jewish brothers are at the heart of this novel. One escapes Hungary prior to the war, marries… Continue Reading “The Clothes On Their Backs – Linda Grant”

Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A sailing ship full of emigrants, prisoners, labourers and enchanting personalities departs India in 1838. ♥ “Set in 1838, at a time of colonial upheaveal and shortly before the outbreak of the Opium Wars in China, Sea Of Poppies tells the… Continue Reading “Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh”

A Fraction Of The Whole – Steve Toltz

READ FOR BOOKERTHON From his prison cell, Jasper Dean tells the unlikely story of how he, his scheming father Martin and his crazy Uncle Terry upset an entire continent ♥ “For most of his life, Jasper Dean couldn’t decide whether to pity, hate, love,… Continue Reading “A Fraction Of The Whole – Steve Toltz”

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Nadine A brooding tale of passion and revenge set in the Yorkshire moors ♥ “Emily Brontë’s 1847 novel details the arrival at Wuthering Heights of a man named Heathcliffe and the close bond he forms with his benefactor’s daughter,… Continue Reading “Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte”

The Sound of Butterflies – Rachael King

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel Lepidopterist Thomas Edgar arrives home from a collecting expedition in the Amazon unable to speak ♥ “In 1904, the young lepidopterist Thomas Edgar arrives home from a collecting expedition in the Amazon. His wife Sophie is unprepared for… Continue Reading “The Sound of Butterflies – Rachael King”

In Cold Blood – Truman Capote

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy Considered the original non-fiction novel, In Cold Blood details the 1959 murders of Kansas farmer Herbert Clutter and his family ♥ “In this book, the author explores the true story of the murders of the Clutter family in… Continue Reading “In Cold Blood – Truman Capote”

The God Of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Nadine This novel discusses who should be loved, and how. And how much. It describes how small things affect people’s behaviour and lives ♥ “The God of Small Things details the lives of fraternal twins Rahel and her brother… Continue Reading “The God Of Small Things – Arundhati Roy”

Accordion Crimes – Annie Proulx

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel The history of America’s founders is told by the travels of an accordion, and the hands it passes through. ♥ “An accordion is handmade by a Sicilian in 1890 and changes owners several times throughout the novel, ending… Continue Reading “Accordion Crimes – Annie Proulx”