Each month I host an open meeting at Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge in Suffolk. We usually focus on modern fiction and the discussion regularly attracts around 20 people, men and women, of all ages.

November 2007
Black Swan Green
by David Mitchell
Quite different from 'Cloud Atlas', many were surprised that they enjoyed this book.
October 2007
Half of a Yellow Sun
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
A vivid insight into the politics of Nigeria, enjoyed by most of the group.
August 2007
One Good Turn
by Kate Atkinson
A murder mystery with great characterisation and humour. The women loved it, the men hated it - they wanted more plot and less introspection.
June 2007
The Interpretation of Murder
by Jed Rubenfeld
Not a great work of literature, but some in the group enjoyed it so resulting in a good discussion.
April 2007
Skinny Dip
by Carl Hiaasen
A light thriller full of cliches and inconsistencies. There was some humour, but overall this wasn't liked.
March 2007
On Beauty
by Zadie Smith
Members of the group who also read Howard's End, the inspiration for this book, were enthusiastic in their praise of both books!
February 2007
Love Me
by Garrison Keillor
Full of anticipation for this author, this was not well received.