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BYC Book Club

If you like to read ? and need inspiration and the opportunity to chat with other book lovers  – then it’s time to join the BYC Book Club.

Scroll down to learn more about the club and how it works.

To join the book club / attend the next meeting, either contact the office and they can get you added to the Whatsapp group, or complete the form at the link below.

Join the Book Club

 


The Bronze Horseman

May’s Selection: ‘The Bronze Horseman’ by Paullina Simons

‘A magnificent epic of love, war and Russia.’

Leningrad 1941: the white nights of summer illuminate a city of fallen grandeur whose palaces and avenues speak of a different age, when Leningrad was known as St Petersburg.

On 22 June 1941 the routine of Tatiana and Dasha Metanov’s hard impoverished life is shattered when Hitler invades Russia. For the Metanov family, for Leningrad and particularly for Tatiana, life will never be the same again. On that fateful day, Tatiana meets a brash young man named Alexander.

We will discuss this book at a get-together in The Main Bar at the Club, 8pm, Thursday 9 June. If you’d like to join contact the office and you will be added to the club’s Whatsapp group where you can join the chat. Group members can also attend via Zoom

Past reads:

2022

  • April – Endurance by Aldred Lansing (Book Club score 8/10)
  • March – The Glass Cell, by Patricia Highsmith (Book Club score 7/10)
  • February – Lily’s Promise, by Lily Ebert and Dov Forman (Book Club score 6.9/10)
  • January – The Body, Bill Bryson

2021

  • December – The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith
  • November –  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer
  • October – The Wind Up Bird Chronicles, by Haruki Marakumi
  • September – The Waisted Vigil, Nadeem Askam
  • August –  The Guest List, Lucy Foley
  • July – Hamnet, Maggie O’Farrell
  • June – The Lost Man, Jane Harper
  • May – The Last Migration, Charlotte McConaghy
  • April – A Letter to a Lucky Man, Thomas Jobling
  • March – Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  • February – The Salt Path, Raynor Winn

How the book club works

  • The monthly catch up meeting is the first Thursday of every month at 8pm, meeting at the Club in the Main Bar.
  • At the meeting we discuss the previous month’s book. The discussion is guided by a cheerful ’emcee’ and that chat is lively and varied discussing the book’s plot, setting, writing style, issues raised (eg, homelessness in The Salt Path) – and the author. Nobody is put on the spot for their opinion and it is absolutely fine to just listen.
  • When we remember, we give the book a score.
  • To finish off the meeting we do a draw for the new month’s book, blind picking  from the suggestions put forward by members of the book club.
  • Members purchase the books at their own expense and of course, if they don’t like the look of a book they are quite welcome to drop out for that month, but most people are in the club to try different genres.
  • If you’d like to join in simply sign up here: https://bit.ly/BYC-BookClub and you will be added to the club’s Whatsapp group where you can join the chat, and will then get the link for the Zoom meeting.

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