We're holding a 'book club' taster night for our meeting on 25th Oct. Don't worry if you're not massively into reading - if you don't fancy any of the three selected books, please come along with a book of your own choice (which you've read and enjoyed) so you can recommend it to everyone. Anything goes - it doesn't have to be a literary masterpiece!

If you would like to read one or two (or three!) of the books, we'll have a few discussion questions about each on the night to get the discussion going. The choices are well known so you might have already read them (bonus!) We've given you the titles now so that you have plenty of time to read!

There'll be a book-related quiz (we always love a quiz!), and a look at the BBCs 'Big Read Top 100 Books to remind you of all the books you've been meaning to read!

So, here are the 3 chosen tomes:



The Other Hand by Chris Cleave

"This exquisitely written story of a Nigerian refugee and a British glossy magazine editor is the most powerful novel...it's also a very funny book about brave, funny people who the reader quickly grows to love... but the heart of the book is Little Bee; naive yet insightful and sophisticated, damaged yet capable of great courage and humour, she is an unforgettable character. I finished The Other Hand in tears, and I still can't get it out of my head. Just read it." (The Gloss)



One Day by David Nicholls




15th July 1988. Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year which follows? One Day is a funny / sad love story spanning twenty years, a book about growing up - how we change, how we stay the same...




The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon




This book is about fifteen year old Christopher who has Aspergers Syndrome, which is a form of autism. He is immensely clever in mathematics and science and has a photographic memory. However, he does not understand other people, hates crowds and despises anyone touching him. Written in the first person, we really find out what it is like being Christopher and what and how he thinks. "A beautifully written book... Warm and often funny."