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 2011
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
by Haruki Murakami
Woodbridge Shufflers running club joined the discussion of a memoir which most found inspiring and revealing.
October 2011
The Woman in Black
by Susan Hill
Despite meeting on Halloween, this ghost story wasn't considered scary enough!
September 2011
Alone in Berlin
by Hans Fallada
A stunning book which presented slapstick caricatures and horrific realism. It provoked strong reactions in an animated discussion.
July 2011
Oracle Night
by Paul Auster
Most felt cheated by the ending and a lack of conclusion to earlier stories, but the book provoked a good discussion.
June 2011
Room
by Emma Donaghue
Despite its disturbing subject matter, most were able to overcome their discomfort and agreed this was a clever and compelling read.
May 2011
Midnight's Children
by Salman Rushdie
A big book which few understood, so difficult to discuss in any depth. All held preconceptions about Rushdie, the man, which weren't dispelled during the meeting.
March 2011
Brighton Rock
by Graham Greene
Despite the release of the film, the discussion for this classic attracted our lowest attendance ever!
February 2011
The Still Point
by Amy Sackville
Much more than the blurb on the cover - beautiful descriptions, sensual colours, powerful presentations of sultry summers and freezing wastelands.
January 2011
Wolf Hall
by Hilary Mantel
Everyone found something to enjoy in this award-winning novel, but not all found it a life-changing read.