Books previously read and reviewed by Minsterworth Reading Group
Review date Title Author
January 2007 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon
February 2007 Perfume Patrick Suskind
March 2007 Purple Hibiscus

Chimamada Ngozi Achibie

April 2007 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
May 2007 The Little Friend Donna Tartt
June 2007 The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger
July 2007 The Silver Darlings

Neil M Gunn

August 2007 The Vesuvius Club Mark Gatiss
September 2007 The Alchemist Paul Coehlo
October 2007 Suite Francaise Irene Nemirovsky

November 2007

Life Expectancy Dean Koontz
December 2007 What a Carve Up Jonathan Coe
January 2008 The Constant Gardener John Le Carre
February 2008 Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett
March 2008 The House at Riverton Kate Morton
April 2008 The Queen of the South Arturo Perez-Reverte
May 2008 Human Traces Sebastian Faulks
June 2008 Two Caravans Marina Lewycka
July 2008 The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
August 2008 My Sister's Keeper Jodie Picoult
September 2008 Labyrinth Kate Mosse
October 2008 Woman on the Edge of Time Marge Piercy
November 2008 Independent People Halldor Laxness
December 2008 Crusade Robyn Young
January 2009 Quarantine Jim Crace
February 2009 Lullabies for Little Criminals Heather O'Neill
 March 2009 Illywhacker  Peter Carey 
April 2009The Shack William P Young
May 2009 Love on the DoleWalter Greenwood
June 2009Sea Change Robert Goddard
July 2009 The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Robert Tressell
August 2009The BodhrÓn Makers John B Keane
September 2009Hons and Rebels Jessica Mitford
October 2009The Reader Bernard Schlink
November 2009Touching Distance Rebecca Abrams
December 2009The Lady and the Unicorn Tracy Chevalier
January 2010Meeting postponed due to inclement weather  
February 2010The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyMary Ann Shaffer
& Annie Burrows
March 2010The Road Home Rose Tremain
April 2010Dreams from my Father Barack Obama
May 2010The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson
June 2010The Cellist of Sarajevo Steven Galloway
July 2010Round Ireland with a Fridge Tony Hawks
August 2010Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese
September 2010This Was the Old Chief's Country Doris Lessing
October 2010Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson &
David Oliver Relin
November 2010A Child in Time Ian McEwan
January 2011The Children's Book A S Byatt
February 2011The Girl in a Swing Richard Adams
March 2011A Week in December Sebastian Faulks
April 2011Sky Burial Xinran
May 2011The Betrayal Helen Dunmore
June 2011The History of the Breast Marilyn Yalom
July 2011Painting Mona Lisa Jeanne Kalogridis
August 2011Blood Harvest S J Bolton
September 2011Dark Summit Nick Heil
October 2011One Day David Nicholls
November 2011The Novel in the Viola Natasha Solomons
December 2011Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie
January 2011The Help Kathryn Stockett
February 2011Heartstone C J Sansom
March 2012The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver
April 2012The Summer of the Bear Bella Pollen
May 2012Remarkable Creatures Tracy Chevalier
June 2012No meeting held  
July 2012The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
August 2012blueeyedboy Joanne Harris
September 2012Cat's Eye Margaret Atwood
October 2012The Kashmir Shawl Rosie Thomas
November 2012Miss Garnet's Angel Salley Vickers
December 2012When God was a Rabbit Sarah Winman
January 2013City of Thieves David Benioff
February 2013The Hangman's Daughter/The China Bird Oliver P÷tzsch/Bryony Doran
March 2013A Street Cat Named Bob James Bowen
April 2013 The Innocent Ian McEwan
May 2013The Chalk-Circle Man Fred Vargas
June 2013A Million Little Pieces James Frey
July 2013Me Before You JoJo Moyes
August 2013The Crimson Rooms Katherine McMahon
September 2013Wild Mary: The Life of Mary Wesley Patrick Marnham
October 2013The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohsin Hamid
November 2013The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Jonas Jonasson/Rod Bradbury
December 2013Tulip Fever Deborah Moggach
January 2014The Kingmaker's Daughter Philippa Gregory
February 2014Death at La Fenice Donna Leon
March 2014The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Rachel Joyce
April 2014The Importance of Being Kennedy Laurie Graham
May 2014The Invisible Ones Stef Penney
June 2014Gentlemen and Players Joanne Harris
July 2014Twelve Years a Slave Solomon Northup
August 2014A Long Walk Home Judith Tebbutt
September 2014Justice Carey Harrison
October 2014The Light Between Oceans M L Stedman
November 2014Defending Jacob William Landay
December 2014Sarah's Key Tatiana de Rosnay
January 2015The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein
February 2015Gillespie and I Jane Harris
March 2015The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
April 2015 Out of the Woods but not Over the Hill Gervase Phinn
May 2015 The Miniaturist Jessie Burton
June 2015 Individual Talks: "My Favourite Book" or "What Reading Means to Me" All RG Members
July 2015
100th Book
  Zennor in Darkness
with Fizz and Canapes!
Helen Dunmore
August 2015 An Englishman in Madrid Eduardo Mendoza
September 2015 The Rosie Project Graeme Simsion
October 2015 The Girl in the Photograph Kate Riordan
November 2015 Mister Pip Lloyd Jones
December 2015 Twenty Chickens for a Saddle Robyn Scott
January 2016 Elizabeth is Missing Emma Healey
February 2016 Queen of the Desert: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell Georgina Howell
March 2016 The Driver's Seat Muriel Spark
April 2016 Desert Flower Waris Dirie
May 2016 Breaking the Silence Jo Milne
June 2016 Villa Triste Lucretia Grindle
July 2016 The Taxidermist's Daughter Kate Mosse
August 2016 The Dreaming Suburb R F Delderfield
September 2016 Before I Go to Sleep S J Watson
October 2016 Black Diamonds Catherine Bailey
November 2016 Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived Without Men After the First World War Virginia Nicholson
December 2016 A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini
January 2017 The Siege of Krishnapur J G Farrell
February 2017 The Marrying of Chani Kaufman Eve Harris
March 2017 Victoria Daisy Goodwin
April 2017 My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante
May 2017 Mothering Sunday Graham Swift
June 2017 Tightrope Simon Mawer
July 2017 Sons and Lovers D H Lawrence

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