‘Reading for Wellbeing’ Virtual Book Group

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group April 2022

The Book Group met to discuss The Little Dreams of Lara Cliffe by Milly Johnson. The group was divided on this book – some enjoyed the light-hearted escapism of Lara’s hen do in Amsterdam, whereas others felt the story was a bit too clichéd. Though it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and there is perhaps less to talk about when the story is quite light-hearted, we did discuss the value of a book that you know is going to have that happily ever after ending, particularly when the world outside seems quite bleak. The next meeting of the Reading for WellbeingContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group April 2022”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – February

At the last Book Group meeting we discussed Dead Simple by Harry Bingham. This was our second collection of short stories and we have really enjoyed the format. It’s interesting to sample new authors and revisit those who we have read before, particularly if we didn’t like the last thing of theirs that we read! We were particularly impressed with the short story from Clare Mackintosh, whose Quick Read ‘The Donor’ we have enjoyed previously. The next meeting of the Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group is taking place on Wednesday 2nd March at 7-8pm via WebEx. Our next book choiceContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – February”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – January Round Up

Last night the Book Group met to discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. We all really enjoyed this book – the characters were written so well that they felt like people you’d known all your life. Though there are some incredibly sad and challenging moments, overall the book is very uplifting and leaves you with a feeling of happiness and hopefulness. We would definitely recommend picking up a copy if you ever have the chance! The next meeting of the Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group is taking place on Wednesday 2nd February at 7-8pm via WebEx. OurContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – January Round Up”

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