Book Club

The Swindon IVC book club is a sub-group for members of Swindon IVC. The bookclub meets about once every 6 to 8 weeks at different venues, often in people's houses. A theme/genre is chosen and then a book (or two) is picked for that month. Very informal and sociable so, if you like talking about books, having a good discussion, and meeting up over a drink and some nibbles, why not come along?

Thank you to our hosts for a lovely evening at their home, and a great feast provided by all.

The book we reviewed was “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman. Everyone enjoyed the book and found it an uplifting story with an interesting twist at the end. The central character was quirky and engaging who emerged from being a recluse to leading a full life through the help and support of a random stranger. We gave it a score of 8/10.

The next book, chosen by Rod, is "The Farming Ladder" by G. Henderson. It details the experiences of a farmer and his thoughts on the best methods of agricultural production. It is described as a fascinating work and thoroughly recommended for those with an interest in the farming industry. It is available on Kindle but sadly difficult to get hold of in print.

For those members who don't have a Kindle, we agreed to have an alternate book selection. Ann suggested "The Trouble with Goats and Sheep" by Joanna Cannon. It is described as part whodunnit, part coming of age, and is a gripping debut about the secrets behind every door. It is a Sunday times double bestseller.

The next club meeting will be on Friday 13th October.

Link to list of books we have discussed in previous meetings

New members are very welcome but should contact the host in advance so they get included on the time and other last minute details of the next meeting

The bookclub has set up its own YahooGroups list to aid communication - currently administered by Richard S - please ask if you would like to be added.

Happy reading!