Reads from Brighton's book clubbers

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Brighton Book Club

Our personal favourites; (which we have recommended to others)

1. John Steinbeck ‘East of Eden’  

2. Donna Tartt ‘ The Goldfinch’  

3. Elena Ferrante ‘My Brilliant Friend’

4. Anthony Doer ‘All The Light We Cannot See’

5. Carson McCullers ‘The Heart is a Lonely Hunter’

And our top 5 Book Group discussion ones were :

1. Amy Chia ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’

2. Kathryn Stockett ‘The Help’

3. S.J Watson ‘Before I Go To Sleep.’

4. Stephanie Meyer ‘Twilight’ and E.L James ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

5. Elena Ferrante - ‘The Days of Abandonment’ - provoked strong mixed views about her writing.


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We chose Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine because it was a huge hit with everyone in and outside our club.  Funny and shameful at the same time.

Milkman was a book that split opinion as some found it a challenge to read, others were blown away.  

Our favourite classic is Wuthering Heights.  

Other popular reads included

- My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

- William Boyd's Any Human Heart

- Litte Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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Clapham Common Book Club

Cheltenham Book Club

The club from Cheltenham were swept away by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah. They also recommended Amor Towles's A Gentleman in Moscow, Wonder by R.J Palacio and a very powerful modern classic The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.  


Others favourite authors included 

Kate Atkinson 

Sally Rooney 

Maggie O'Farrell  

Arundhati Roy 

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