The Book Group was formed in 1988 by Ray Adams, our minister at the time, with church members who love to read. The rationale was that people who belong to a church need to have a better idea of what and how people outside the church think, especially if they want to interact constructively with the modern world.
Since its foundation the Book Group has convened approximately every six weeks to discuss a book. Through the years its members have been introduced to new authors, books, as well as new countries and cultures outside western culture. Occasionally the Book Group has returned to a literature classic, only to discover how contemporary its themes and concerns are.
The size of the Book Group has stayed stable at approximately nine people through the years. Once every year they meet to suggest books for the following twelve months, so that every person usually contributes one book for the reading list. Displayed on the left are the books read and discussed during 2012. The reading list for 2015 is as follows:
|Feb||The Shock of the Fall||Nathan Filer|
|Mar||Howard’s End is on the Landing: A year of reading from home||Susan Hill|
|April||The Book of Strange New Things||Michel Faber|
|June||Rush Home Road||Lori Lansens|
|July||The Casual Vacancy||J K Rowling|
|Sept||Bad Blood||Lorna Sage|
|Nov||Goodbye to all That||Robert Graves|
People who are interested in joining the Bookworm Group should contact the church in the first instance. Alternatively please e-mail David, Webmaster, at webmasterPURC@outlook.com
To obtain a copy of your reading group book search the Croydon Libraries database or visit your local library:Croydon Library Service