The Book Club 2021

The Book Club is back for 2021 and we’re beginning this year’s reading journey in February, which is LGBT+ History Month. To celebrate, we’ve got a slightly bigger selection of beautiful works by some of the greatest authors of the last century, from groundbreaking classics to informative new fiction. As always, I’ll put a pollContinue reading “The Book Club 2021”

Halloween BooOOok Club

Our book club pick for Halloween is Angela Carter’s horror-filled collection of short stories, The Bloody Chamber. What an incredible choice, once again. We truly are on fire with the book club picks. I am super excited to read The Bloody Chamber, it’s hailed as one of the 20th Century’s greatest collections of short storiesContinue reading “Halloween BooOOok Club”

Swimming in the Dark – Thoughts and Questions

I’m not crying, you are. Our Book Club pick for September was the incredible Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski, a coming-of-age love story set in Soviet-controlled Poland. A one-way ticket to heartbreak city and a dive into an otherwise forgotten slice of history, this has to be one of my favourite books ofContinue reading “Swimming in the Dark – Thoughts and Questions”

Book Club Round 4 – People’s Choice

So the book club is back after, let’s be honest, the complete failure that was One Hundred Years of Solitude! Understandably, the majority of our members (myself very much included) struggled with last month’s entry. Thoughts and questions about it are on their way, but I think we were pretty surprised by just how denseContinue reading “Book Club Round 4 – People’s Choice”

Book Club Round 2 – Thoughts and Questions on Queenie

Poignant, important and an absolute laugh and a half; Candice Carty-William’s debut, Queenie, is a firecracker of a novel. Before I tell you why I loved Queenie so much, let’s start with a few questions to get the ball rolling: 1) We’re introduced to Queenie as she undergoes a sexual health checkup. What were yourContinue reading “Book Club Round 2 – Thoughts and Questions on Queenie”

Book Club Round 3 – Escapism

The people have spoken! Our book club pick for August is the incredible One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. We are in for an absolute treat this month! Written by Nobel Prize winning author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude is considered his masterpiece: ‘…the story of seven generations ofContinue reading “Book Club Round 3 – Escapism”

Book Club Round 3 – Escapism

I, for one, am bored. Bored of corona, bored of flights being cancelled and bored of stressing out every time I clear my throat in public. If I hear the words ‘second wave’ being thrown around one more time, I will projectile vomit. So, I think what our book club needs in order to endContinue reading “Book Club Round 3 – Escapism”

Book Club Round 1 – Brave New World Thoughts & Questions

It’s our first book club pick! Upon finishing Huxley’s Brave New World, I have to say I have mixed feelings about the novel itself, but we’ll get to that later. First, I’ve got a few questions to get you thinking: 1)A number of things in Huxley’s World Society seem to mirror aspects of our ownContinue reading “Book Club Round 1 – Brave New World Thoughts & Questions”

Book Club Round 2 – Queenie

For July’s Book Club pick, we have the sensational Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, winner of the 2020 British Book Awards ‘book of the year’!!! **For thoughts and questions from last month’s Book Club pick, click here.** Candice Carty-Williams’ fantastic novel, Queenie, has dominated the book charts since its release in 2019. In London, we’re introducedContinue reading “Book Club Round 2 – Queenie”