New Book Club

New Wendlebury Book Club

This club takes place monthly in the Lion pub and is open to anyone who's interested in broadening their reading and discussing books they've read. We have no particular genre in mind and everyone takes turns choosing the next book for the group to read and starting us off with their thoughts. We're hoping for informal discussion, sharing opinions and thoughts about the book, nothing more high-brow.

We meet 7.45pm in the dining room upstairs in the Cub's Cottage area of The Lion pub, when available. Otherwise ask at the bar and they’ll let you know where in the pub to head for.

The next dates and books are:

  • 21st June: 7th Heaven by James Patterson.
  • 19th July: TBC.


For further information or to register your interest, please contact Cicely Kerr (

Previous books:

  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd.
  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • Stoner by John Williams
  • The Road to Little Dribbling - More Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
  • All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
  • Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
  • Women in Love, by DH Lawrence
  • Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens
  • The Children Act, by Ian McEwan
  • Landfalls by Naomi J Williams
  • The Lake House by Kate Morton
  • Eyrie by Tim Winton
  • A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray
  • Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
  • The Swimmer by Joakim Zander
  • The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Lewis Man by Peter May


Recommended books to read between times enjoyed by members of the group and in some cases inspired by books we've discussed together:

  • Nice Work - David Lodge
  • Tightrope - Simon Mawer
  • Freya - Anthony Quinn
  • The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringles - Kirsty Wark
  • The Revenant - Michael Punke
  • The Martian - Andy Weir 
  • Coyote - Allen Steele
  • Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
  • Red Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Consider Phlebas - Ian M Banks
  • The Bird Tribunal - Agnes Ravatn