The Reading Group:

Temple Sowerby Reading Group meets on the third Monday of every month in the King’s Arms. Formed in Spring 2012, we have read a variety of titles chosen from the Cumbria Library Service’s list of 600 books available to reading groups. Many of us have now read and enjoyed books we would not have previously chosen to read (although we do occasionally give up on one or two!). The discussion is lively and informal, with no prescribed formula. We are a friendly Group and everyone can contribute as much or as little as they wish.

Anyone interested can contact Angela by email here.

Here is a list of some of the books read by us:-

Somewhere Towards the End – Diana Athill

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce

How many miles to Babylon – Jennifer Johnston

Brick Lane – Monica Ali

Room at the Top – John Braine

Anita and Me – Meera Syall

Mr Pip – Lloyd Jones

Down and out in Paris and London – George Orwell

The Photograph – Penelope Lively

Capital – John Lanchester

Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis

The Soldier’s Return – Melvyn Bragg

The Hare with Amber Eyes – Edmund de Waal

Half a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A Hundred And One Days: A Baghdad Journal – Asne Seierstad

Red Queen – Phillipa Gregory

The Beauty Chorus – Kate Lord Brown

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne

The Places in Between – Rory Stewart

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

The Mango Orchard – Robin Bayley

Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald