Leeds U3A The University of the Third Age

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Book Groups

photoThe Book Groups meet in the Leeds Central Library, to discuss a book that we have read and express our opinions, likes, dislikes but most importantly have an enjoyable chat. Group A meets on the first Thursday of the month and Group B on the second Friday.

The books we read are varied and sometimes from authors or in genres that you perhaps wouldn't normally consider. The Library has good stocks of the books that we discuss each month, and keeps sufficient copies for U3A Book Group members. Please ask at the desk, to borrow the current month's book.

2018 meetings

Group A

4 January Villette by Charlotte Brontë
1 FebruaryGame Over by Quintin Jardine
1 MarchThe Children Act by Ian McEwan
 No meeting in April
3 MayThe Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
7 JuneThe Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
5 JulyThe Ballroom by Anna Hope
 No meeting in August
6 SeptemberThe History Boys by Alan Bennett
4 OctoberCharles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin
1 NovemberStormbird by Conn Iggulden
6 DecemberThe Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Group B

Dates for 2018 are:

12 January 9 February 9 March
April: no meeting 11 May 8 June
6 July August: no meeting 14 September
12 October 9 November 14 December

The books will be chosen from this list:

Villette by Charlotte Brontë, 
Nutshell by Ian Mc Ewan, 
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy,
The Moth Catcher by Ann Cleeves,
Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin,
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue,
A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale,  
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell, 
The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory,
Rabbit, Run by John Updike,
Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell, 
Different Class by Joanne Harris,  
And the Mountains Echoed by Khalid Hosseini, 
1984 by George Orwell, 
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, 
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.