Rusland Valley Reading Group

The Rusland Valley Reading Group (12 people) meets monthly and reads a wide range of books from short stories to climbing books, classical novels to biography. We want to encourage others to do the same, but feel that 12 is the maximum number of people that can hold one discussion – so if you are interested, there’s no reason why Rusland shouldn’t have more groups!

BOOKS for the 2019-2020 SEASON:

Reading Group meetings will be via ZOOM for the time being – Mandy will host.

July 2020 book: ‘The Salt Path‘ by Raynor Winn
Meeting: Thursday 16th July

September 2020 book: Daniel Derondaby George Eliot
Meeting: Thursday 17th September

October 2020 book?: Fleishman is in Troubleby Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Meeting: Thursday 18th June

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Already read this season:

Sept 2019 books: ‘The Mitford Girls‘ by Mary S. Lovell
and  ‘Love in a Cold Climate‘ by Nancy Mitford
Meeting: Thursday 19th Sept, Venue: Oxen Park (Tamsin)

October 2019 book: ‘The Book Thiefby Markus Zusak
Meeting on Thursday 17th October at Crosslands House (Gay hosting)

November 2019 book: ‘Warlight’ by Michael Ondaatje
Meeting on Thursday 21st Novembre, Jan Benefield at Thwaite Head

January 2020 book: My House in Damascus by Diana Darke
Meeting on Thursday 16th January, Carol McNeill, Oxen Park

February 2020 book The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennet
Meeting on Thursday 13th February, Fiona Baxter, Danes Howe

March 2020 book: The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christi Leftera
Meeting: Thursday 19th March at Greenbank, Oxen Park (Tamsin hosting) but meeting cancelled due to Covid19 concerns. But keep reading everyone!
See views on The Beekeeper of Aleppo

April 2020 book: The Speckled People by Hugo Hamilton
Meeting: Thursday 16th April

May 2020 book: ‘The Unseenby Roy Jacobsen
Meeting: Thursday 21st May

June 2020 book: Circe by Madeline Miller
Meeting: Thursday  18th June


See Past Booklists:

Complete Book List from 2004 (Excel Format)