Fitzhead Book Group

The Fitzhead Book Group (started in 2008) meets approximately every 6 weeks in members’ houses or the Halse Inn. There is a (flexible) rota for whose turn it is to choose a book, the date (within a time frame) and where to host the evening to discuss the book. We read a wide range of titles and have recently celebrated our 100th book. All communication is done via a WhatsApp group and is open to everyone in Fitzhead and there is no obligation to attend every meeting.   If you are interest in joining us please email carryclear@btopenworld.com.

Reading list

These are the books that we have read to date:

2024

2023

BookAuthorHostDate
CirceMadeline MillerSallyannJanuary
HolesLouis SacharLouiseFebruary
The Dragon QueenWilliam AndrewsLyndaApril
Lessons in ChemistryBonnie GarmusCarryJune
A Lady’s Life in the MountainsIsabella BirdRosieAugust
A Moment of WarLaurie LeeAlisonOctober
Tomorrow, Tomorrow and TomorrowGabriel ZevinDeniseDecember

2022

BookAuthorHostDate
The Beekeeper of AleppoChristy LefteriSueJanuary
The Green HillBruce ChatwinAlisonMarch
Instructions for a Heat WaveMaggie O’FarrellKarenMay
SidhathaHerman HesseVictoriaJune
MudlarkingLaura MaiklemLindaAugust
Lady in WaitingAnne GlenconnerJaneSeptember

2021

BookAuthorHostDate
The Secret Life of BeesSue Monk KiddCarryAugust
The Sense of an EndingJulian BarnesRosieOctober
Crow LakeMary LawsonDeniseNovember

2020

BookAuthorHostDate
An English MurderCyril HareCatJanuary

Book Club suspended for the emailer of 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

2019

BookAuthorHostDate
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

2018

BookAuthorHostDate
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

2017

BookAuthorHostDate
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

2016

BookAuthorHostDate
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

2015

BookAuthorHostDate
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

2014

BookAuthorHostDate
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

2013

BookAuthorHostDate
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

2012

BookAuthorHostDate
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

2011

BookAuthorHostDate
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

2010

BookAuthorHostDate
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

2009

BookAuthorHostDate
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

2008

BookAuthorHostDate
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 BarrySueDecember