The Bookworm Group is the place to come if you like reading and a chance to reflect with others as well as having fun. Please who are interested in joining our Bookworm Group please e-mail; Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bookworm 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.
The reading list for 2020 is:
16 January 2020
20 February 2020
|A Woman in Berlin|
30 April 202
|Death of an Avid Reader||Frances Brody|
4 June 202
|To be announced|
16 July 2020
|Elisabeth is Missing||Emma Healey|
10 September 2020
|The Crying Tree||Naseem Rakha|
22 October 2020
|Girl, Woman, Other||Bernadine Evaristo|
3 December 2020
|Christmas Lunch at the Mekan Restaurant, opposite the Church in the Brighton Road|
(to be followed with coffee and decision on next year’s books at a member's home,)
Please note that dates are subject to change with revisions (if any) shown above.
For a more detailed list with a summary of each book please see below: (these books are available from Croydon Libraries which is part of London Library Consortium) and can be ordered free of charge on line at:
You will need to be a member of the London Library Consortium (your library membership will work across all libraries that are part of the LLC (more details on how to join can be seen on-line).