Fitzhead Book Group

The Fitzhead Book Group meets approximately every 6 weeks in members’ houses. The meeting host chooses a book and hosts the meeting. We read a wide range of titles and if you are interest in joining, please email

Reading list

These are the books that we have read to date:


Birds without WingsLouis de BernièresHenriettaJanuary
Short Stories – FireworksAngela CarterNicki SFebruary
The Marsh ArabsWilfred ThesignerNicki PMarch
The IslandVictoria HislopCarryApril
The Memory Keeper’s DaughterKim EdwardsSueMay
Tulip FeverDeborah MoggachJaneJuly
Forever TodayDeborah WearingDawnSeptember
A House UnlockedPenelope LivelyLindaOctober
Once in a House on FireAndrea AshworthAnnaNovember
Secret ScriptureSebastian BarrySue?


A Spot of BotherMark HaddonNormaJanuary
My Sister’s KeeperJodi PicoultDeniseMarch
Animal’s PeopleIndra SinhMurielMay
To the LighthouseVirginia WoolfSarahJune
Restless William BoydLindaAugust
The Road HomeRose TremainFrancesSeptember
The Joy Luck ClubAmy TanJaneDecember


The Girl with the Dragon TattooStig LarssonGillMarch
A History of the World in 10 and a Half ChaptersJulian BarnesLorrianeApril
The Red TentAnita DiamantCarryJune
Hens DancingRaffaella BarkerAnnaSeptember
Not Without My DaughterBetty MahmoodyDeniseOctober
SisterOsamund LuptonMurielDecember


AmsterdamIan McEwanSarahJanuary
The CorrectionsJonathan FranzenRachelMarch
Somewhere Towards the EndDiana AthillLindaJune
I Don’t Know How She Does ItAllison PearsonFrancesAugust
One DayDavid NichollsJaneOctober
The Tigers WifeTea ObrechtCarryDecember


Allias GraceMargaret AttwoodGillFebruary
Five People You Meet in HeavenMitch AlbomCarryApril
The BolterFrances OsbornNicki PJune
Before I go to SleepS J WatsonDeniseAugust
The Summer BookTove JanssenMurielOctober
RoomEmma DonoghueLynda PDecember


I’m the King of the CastleSusan HillSarah AFebruary
The Bell JarSylvia PlathAlexApril
Balzac and the Little Chinese SeamstressDai SijieLinda MJuly
Bitter Fame – A Life of Sylvia PlathAnne StevensonFrancesOctober
FerneyJames LongJaneDecember


The Snow ChildEowyn IveyGill MFebruary
The Garden of Evening MistsTan Twan EngCarryMarch
The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and DisappearedJonas JonassonNikkiMay
In the Midst of LifeJennifer WorthDeniseJune
A Month in the CountryJ L CarrMurielJuly
My Animals and Other FriendsClare BaldingLyndaSeptember
A Long Walk HomeJudith TebbuttAlisonNovember


The Rosie ProjectGraeme SimsionLouiseJanuary
Elizabeth is MissingEmma HealeyCatFebruary
The SunriseVictoria HislopJenny KApril
Mist Over PendleRobert NeillPatMay
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain SurgeryHenry MarshLinda MJuly
The Husband’s SecretLiane MoriartyJaneAugust
The Girl on the TrainPaula HawkinsGill MOctober
The Art of Hearing HeartbeatsJan Phillip SendkerCarryDecember


The Piano TeacherJanice YK LeeNikkiFebruary
The Girl in the Red CoatKate HamerDeniseMarch
The Ocean at the end of the LaneNeil GaimanMurielApril
The Fever TreeJennifer McVieLynda PMay
The Camomile LawnMary WesleyAlisonJuly
Requiem for a WrenNeville ShuteLouise WSeptember
A Man Called OveFredrik BackmanLizOctober


The Reader on the 6.27Jean-Paul DidierlaurentLouise MJanuary
My Life in HousesMargaret ForsterJanetFebruary
The Watchmaker of Filigree StreetNatasha PulleyPatApril
Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseJonathan Safran FoerJaneJune
Starter for TenDavid NichollsColinJuly
Sweet Little LiesCaz FrearCatSeptember
To the Bright Edge of the WorldEowyn IveyGillNovember
A Whole LifeRobert SeethalerMurielDecember


The Little Big ThingsHenry FraserDeniseFebruary
His Bloody ProjectGraeme Macrae BurnetRosieMarch
Loving FrankNancy HoranLynda PApril
Sky BurialXinranAlisonJuly
In the WetNeville ShuteCarrySeptember
SnapBelinda BauerSally-AnnOctober
SilkAlessandro BariccoLouiseDecember


Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyMary Ann ShafferLouiseFebruary
Dirt MusicTim WintonLizApril
Running Hare: The Secret Life of FarmlandJohn Lewis-StempelJanetMay
Lark Rise to CandlefordFlora ThompsonPatJuly
The Salt PathRaynor WinnJaneSeptember
The HorsemanTim PearsColinNovember