We have read:
- The Shock of the Fall, Nathan Filer
- Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty
- The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai
- The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer
- Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
- The Book of Lost and Found, Lucy Foley
- Plainsong, Kent Haruf
- H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
Cold Comfort Farm is an old favourite - most of us had read it before, a long time ago, and we decided to read it again and see if it was as good as we remembered (yes, it was). I loved H is for Hawk - I have lent my copy to a friend, but will re-read it when it's returned. Plainsong was a discovery - I had never heard of the author, but enjoyed it very much, and have since read his other novels set in the same fictional town. The Shock of the Fall is a moving account of a young man struggling with mental illness. At the other end of the scale, I really didn't like Apple Tree Yard - my copy went to a charity shop as soon as we had discussed it. Not much to say about the others - in fact, I must confess I never read The Interestings because we were going to be on holiday when the group met to discuss it.
We've already started on next year's books - for the next meeting in January we are reading Anna of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett.