Book Club

Just one of our many fellowship activities.


St Chad has a thriving book club comprising around 12 members and partners.  Every six weeks or so we select a book, read it and meet up to critique the book, resulting in some very interesting and thought-provoking discussions.  Where there is an accompanying film of the book there is also the opportunity to either see it at the cinema as a group or view on DVD as appropriate and later compare and contrast the two.  The group leader keeps a record of our scoring of each book based on plot, characters, style and overall enjoyment and there are always surprising results!

Here are the books we have read, up to December 2020.  It is interesting that a "classic" has topped the table for quite some time, and also of interest is the range of the scores the books have been given!

 

Title

Author

Score

1

The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck  

8.6

2

A Man called Ove

Frederick Bachmann.

8.5

2

Imperium

Robert Harris

8.5

4

Pied Piper

Neville Shute

8.4

5

Coffin Road

Peter May

8.3

6

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

Gayle Honeyman 

7.7

7

A Gentleman in Moscow

Amos Towles

7.6

7

All the light we cannot see

Anthony Doer

7.6

7

The Gift of Rain

Twan Eng

7.6

10

The Shipping News

Annie Proulx

7.4

10

The Children Act

Ian McEwan

7.4

12

The Honorary Consul

Graham Greene

7.2

13

The Captain’s Daughter

Ian Fleming

6.9

14

Crisis

Frank Gardener

6.6

15

Desolation Island

Patrick O’Brian

6.3

15

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Muriel Barberry

6.3

17

The Lightless Sky

Gunwali Passerley

6.2

18

The Flight of the Hornet

Ken Follett

6.1

19

The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy

5.5

20

The Driver

Mark Lawson

5.0

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