Book club - May


Thanks to all who came last Wednesday.

The next book for May will be:
Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table

@TheHonorOak pub (upstairs), Wed 9th May, 7:30pm




So I thought I’d be more organised this time! Please let me know if you’re likley to be coming next week:

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At next week’s meeting we’ll be picking the book for June - we decided that the loose theme for June’s suggestions should be ‘books from countries we’ve never been to.’

If people have particular thoughts, suggest them below with a goodreads link and we can pick next week. Having trawled the web, a few suggestions to start us off below… Thanks!

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo -

The Leavers by Lisa Ko -

The Cockroach Dance by Meja Mwangi -

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Thanks Natalie - looking forward to it!

Apologies that I won’t be able to make it for May. See you in June. Thanks Jill

Really sorry to miss 2 in a row! Hopefully see you in June :slight_smile:

I have certainly learnt a lot more about heart surgery! Not sure when this will come in useful but shall be there next week to discuss the book :slight_smile:

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I’m looking forward to next meeting especially as I was unable to make the last one.
My suggestion for next book is:
A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea -


I’ve only read about five pages - just can’t get in to it…


Hi guys, sorry to be rubbish but I can’t make it tonight. The space is ‘booked’ at The Honor Oak so feel free to crack on without me; let me know what book you choose for next time and I’ll sort the venue as usual. See you in June… thanks!

I’m not going to make it either, sorry

I shall be there for glass of wine and managed to finish the book yesterday, just in time :slight_smile:

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Shame, Natalie and Elainne. I will be there but a few minutes after 7.30 again. Apologies. Daniel

I’ll be there.

Hi Natalie, I’ve just left work so I won’t make it tonight x

Just back from a lovely evening chatting about fragile lives and many other books. Mixed reviews but generally positive and led onto several other discussions like how arrogant you want/need your surgeon to be.

Decision has been made for June’s book to be ‘Stay with me’ by Ayobami Adebayo. Set in 1980s Nigeria.
@natalieh101posted a link to goodreads further up in the thread. Could you please also do the usual honours of setting a date for June meet up.

The category for July book is Sci Fi as not a category any of us present usually read. When coming to June meet up please have a think about suggestions for this category :grin:


Sorry I missed out (DIY drama). I’ll set a date up for June and post a new event on the forum… June’s book looks great. Thanks, Natalie

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It was one of your suggestions so thanks for providing. The 4 suggested in the thread were good options. Torn between this one and one about man escaping from North Korea.

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