Sunday, 15 October 2017

Next Meeting Sunday 22nd October - Summer Reading Challenge Review

There are two books to read before October's meeting, (on Sunday 22nd) which are;

Catch 22, by Joseph Heller

and Lines of Justice: Aždaja, by Lee Sherred

Next meeting, once the date is arranged, will be at Sam's house, and we are hoping to be able to arrange a Skype call with Lee Sherred! And following a brief discussion of the pronunciation of Aždaja, we have found this clip of a Serbian lady saying Aždaja.

As always, the address is available upon request.

Runcorn Readers' Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Five books, one of each from each of the above categories.

Due to the volume of books read as part of this challenge, I'm just going to list a selection of the books read, by category:

A non-fiction book about travel

  • Round Ireland with a Fridge, Tony Hawks
  • End to End; John O'Groats, Broken Spokes and a dog called Gretna, Alistair McGuinness
  • Eight Men and a Duck
  • The Northern Lights, A Practical Travel Guide, Polly Evans
  • Riding the Iron Rooster, Paul Theroux

A book published before 1914

  • Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
  • Diary of a Nobody, George and Weedon Grossmith
  • Around the World in 80 Days, Jules Verne
  • David Copperfield, Charles Dickens 

A book written by or about a disabled person

  • Whisper, Chrissie Keighery
  • Aspergers Syndrome, Melinda Doctor Ed. D & Syed Naqri MD
  • The Kite Runner, Khalid Hosseini
  • Pretending to Dance, Diane Chamberlain
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Midnight, Mark Haddon

A book with a person's back on the cover

  • The Alice Network, Kate Quinn
  • The Sea Detective, Mark Douglas-Home
  • One Last Dance, Judith Lennox
  • The Kite Runner, Khalid Hosseini

A book with the name of a season in the title

  • The Summer Before the War, Helen Simonson
  • Closed for Winter, Jorn Lier Horst
  • Spring in Barbados, Holly Green
  • Snow Falling on Cedars, David Gutterson

This year's prizes were printed t-shirts 

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