The next book groups will talk about:   

  • Wednesday 13th February: 'The Killing at Badger's Drift' by Caroline Graham
  • Wednesday 13th March: 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman
  • Wednesday 10th April: 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by George R R Martin
  • Wednesday 8th May: 'Life After Life' by Kate Atkinson

The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month. All meetings are 7.15 - 8.15pm. Everyone is welcome, whether you've read the book or not! Most of our choices are available in the county library stock, so you can reserve a copy for just £1 and collect it at our library. They're also available online at good prices. We choose books on recommendation, trying for a balance of genres 

 If you'd like to suggest a book to read , bring it along or email info@rothleycommunitylibrary.co.uk.   If you have any preferences, or would like to be part of a daytime group, please let us know.

 

 The Killings at Badger's Drift Poster
An elderly woman is found dead in her own cottage and DCI Tom Barnaby is convinced the death is not a simple accident.



Eleanor


EleanEleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Paperback)

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live

She leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted - whilst searching for the courage to face the dark corners she's avoided all her life.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than... fine?

Widely hailed as the fiction debut of 2017, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a triumph of deft observation of everyday life. By turns laugh-aloud funny and deeply poignant, it is a book that champions everyday courage and the importance of friendship in a world where people are increasingly isolated. Challenging the stigmas that exist around loneliness in contemporary society, it is a gentle reminder of those we too easily overlook and how a life can be changed by small acts of kindness.


A Song of Ice and Fire (commonly abbreviated as ASoIaF) is an ongoing a series of novels by American novelist and screenwriter. Martin began writing the series in 1991 and the first volume was published in 1996. Originally planned as a trilogy, the series now consists of five published volumes; a further two are planned. In addition there are three prequel novellas currently available, with several more being planned, and a series of novella-length excerpts from the main Ice and Fire novels.

The story of A Song of Ice and Fire takes place in a , primarily on a continent called but also on a large landmass to the east, known as. Most of the characters are human but as the series progresses others are introduced, such as the cold and menacing supernatural from the far North and fire-breathing dragons from the East, both thought to be extinct by the humans of the story. 

or Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live

She leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted - whilst searching for the courage to face the dark corners she's avoided all her life.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than... fine?

Widely hailed as the fiction debut of 2017, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a triumph of deft observation of everyday life. By turns laugh-aloud funny and deeply poignant, it is a book that champions everyday courage and the importance of friendship in a world where people are increasingly isolated. Challenging the stigmas that exist around loneliness in contemporary society, it is a gentle reminder of those we too easily overlook and how a life can be changed by small acts of kindness.