Keep up your Reading Resolution with libraries this New Year and take a look at what some of our groups have been reading and reviewing.

The Child by Fiona Barton

Highly recommended by Hawkesbury Village Book Club. For those who enjoy psychological thrillers. Engaging and an easy read.

The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Well-written and thought-provoking, based on a true story. With a twist to the end, making an excellent read (and film!)

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

Scholar’s Court group in Stratford think it deserves its place among the classics. Anne Bronte is a good storyteller, and her characterisations are vivid. The book is not short on action- it proved to be a page-turner (though there are a lot of pages to turn!)

If you are interested in reading the classics, we now have Silas Marner, Adam Bede, and Vanity Fair!

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Alcester library group found this an excellent book, which engendered fantastic discussion within the group. A very pertinent subject matter, everyone should read this book!

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

An almost unanimous “thumbs up”, say Southam Library group. A beautifully written, enjoyable novel- we loved the detailed, beautiful portraits of life in the hotel- tiny masterpieces, painted with words….

The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

Set in Somaliland in 1987, the book is essentially about mothers and daughters, at a time of conflict and civil war. Kinmond Court group in Leamington say it is difficult to believe the author is so young and did not live through this time. Her characterisation is so good, and the prose almost poetic.

These Dividing Walls by Fran Cooper

Plenty to discuss in this book, interesting people, well described and real. A very French scenario and a strong political background. It was enjoyed by every member of Canfield Group in Alcester.

East West Street by Philippe Sands

A challenging read, but fascinating subject matter, well told.  Very informative and compelling, painting a clear picture of differing perspectives on international law, genocide and crimes against humanity. Incredibly informative and thought provoking.