Book Club

A small, friendly group that meets once a term (usually on the second Monday of the term) to discuss a book chosen by the group – see the school website for our current book and all the previous books we have read.

No need to enrol just meet us in room S3 in the MEC Building. Please ring the office for directions and a map.

Next Meeting -  Monday 16th September 2019 at 8.00pm

Book club september 2019 book 1

Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation - awkward but electrifying - something life-changing begins.

Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can't.



Book club september 2019 book 2


Xiomara has always kept her words to herself. When it comes to standing her ground in her Harlem neighbourhood, she lets her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

But X has secrets – her feelings for a boy in her bio class, and the notebook full of poems that she keeps under her bed. And a slam poetry club that will pull those secrets into the spotlight.

Because in spite of a world that might not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to stay silent.





Future dates:

  • 11th November 2019
  • 13th January 2020
  • 2nd March 2020
  • 27th April 2020
  • 8th June 2020

Previous Reads:

  • The Tenderness of Wolves, Stef Penney
  • The Seige, Helen Dunmore
  • Redemption, Kay Langdale
  • Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
  • Anita and Me, Meera Syal
  • The Island, Victoria Hislop
  • Norwegian Wood, Haruki Marakami
  • Dandelion Soup, Babs Horton
  • Pay It Forward, Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • I’m Not Scared, Niccolo Ammaniti
  • Suite Francaise, I Nemirovsky
  • Hidden Lives, M Forster
  • The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, S Larsson
  • When A Crocodile Eats The Sun, P Godwin
  • Fair Stood The Wind For France, H E Bates
  • Small Island, Andrea Levy
  • Half-truths & White Lies, Jane Davis
  • The Secret Scripture, Sebastian Barry
  • Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh
  • Sense and Sensiblity, Jane Austen
  • The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Lieutenant, Kate Grenville
  • Blacklands, Belinda Bauer
  • One Day, David Nicholls
  • The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Mary Pearson
  • Mister God, This is Anna, Fynn
  • The Map of Love, Ahdaf Soueif
  • The Anatomy of Ghosts, Andrew Taylor
  • Pereira Maintains, Antonio Tabucchi
  • Before I Go To Sleep, S. J. Watson
  • The Auschwitz Violin, M. Angels Anglada
  • The Music Room, W. Fiennes
  • Me Before You, J. Moyes
  • State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
  • Mrs Robinson's Disgrace, Kate Summerscale
  • Pure, Andrew Miller
  • Almost French, Sarah Turnbull
  • The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
  • The Last Runaway, Tracy Chevalier
  • Crow Lake, Mary Lawson
  • There but for the, Ali Smith
  • The Captain's Daughter, Leah Fleming
  • The Captain's Daughter, Alexander Pushkin
  • Flight Behaviour, Barbara Kingsolver
  • The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, Jonas Jonasson and Rod Bradbury
  • The Savage Garden, Mark Mills
  • Regeneration, Pat Barker
  • Short Stories for Women : Life, compiled by Victoria Hislop
  • The Shock of the Fall, Nathan Filer
  • Running the Rift, Naomi Benaron
  • Call of the Undertow, Linda Cracknell
  • Northanger Abbey, Val McDermid
  • Elizabeth is Missing, Emma Healey
  • This Boy, Alan Johnson
  • The Children Act, Ian McEwan
  • Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
  • Instructions for a Heatwave, Maggie O’Farrell
  • An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison
  • My Life in Houses, Margaret Forster
  • The Bees, Laline Paull
  • Exposure, Helen Dunmore
  • The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, Rachel Joyce
  • A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman
  • American Wife, Curtis Sittenfeld
  • His Bloody Project, Graeme Macrae Burnet
  • The Seamstress, María Dueñas
  • Cartes Postales From Greece, Victoria Hislop
  • The Rising, Bairbre Tóibín
  • Cousins, Sally Vickers
  • Golden Hill, Francis Spufford
  • A Gentleman of Moscow, Amor Towles
  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra
  • Being Mortal, Atul Gawende
  • The Vanishing Man, Laura Cumming
  • Disgrace, J M Coetzee
  • The Loney, Andrew Michel Hurley