‘Reading for Wellbeing’ Virtual Book Group

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”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – December Meet Up

Recently the Book Group met to discuss The Motive by Khurrum Rahman. Overall the group enjoyed this book – the action and dialogue moved very quickly, making it feel more like a TV episode at times. We liked how the viewpoint switched between the main characters, allowing us to understand a little bit more about the complex relationship between drug dealer Jay and his policeman best friend Idris. We’ve also added the first book in Rahman’s series, East of Hounslow, to our list of full length titles to read in the future. The next meeting of the Reading for WellbeingContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – December Meet Up”

Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – November Meet Up

Last night the Book Group met to discuss The Familiars by Stacey Halls. It is a vivid reimagining of the Pendle Witch Trials in 1600s Lancashire, based on real people and places from the time. We really enjoyed the richness of the description of the clothes and interiors which helped to bring the Stuart setting to life. Despite being set so long ago, the characters felt almost modern and it was easy to connect with their emotions and troubles. We discussed the roles of women at the time and how the perception of age has changed over time – theContinue reading “Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – November Meet Up”

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