Didsbury Book Group

We talk about them too ! If you like to talk about what you've read, then please join us — new members are very welcome. We meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm.

There's a meeting every fortnight, but you don't have to come to them all. It's dead simple; choose a book you like the sound of, read it (or even part of it) beforehand and turn up with a few ideas and money for beer / wine / flirtinis. It's all very informal, and we're quite a friendly bunch. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis.

Unread Books

A list of books we've not read:

Electronic Dreams — Tom Lean
The Narrow Road to the Deep North — Richard Flanagan
Gravity's Rainbow — Thomas Pynchon
Lady Chatterley's Lover — D H Lawrence
Lord Jim — Joseph Conrad
The Tin Drum — G√ľnter Grass
Any Old Iron — Anthony Burgess
The Essex Serpent — Sarah Perry
Dead Souls — Nikolai Gogol
Fountainhead — Ayn Rand
The Call of the Wild — Jack London
The Snow Leopard — Peter Matthiessen
The Dispossessed — Ursula K LeGuin
The Terror — Dan Simmons
It Can't Happen Here — Sinclair Lewis
The Fatal Tree — Jack Arnott
Burial Rites — Hannah Kent
The Good People — Hannah Kent
The Dead Zone — Stephen King
The Awakening — Kate Chopin
The Unit — Ninni Holmqvist
Making History — Stephen Fry
The Erotic Majesty of Bridges — Thomas Lean
The Woods, The Jungle, The Sea — Samuel Bigglesworth
Harriet Said — Beryl Bainbridge
The Loney — Andrew Michael Hurley
Tales of the Unexpected — Roald Dahl
The Heart Goes Last — Margaret Atwood
Scoop — Evelyn Waugh
Strangers on a Train — Patricia Highsmith
The Psychopath Test — Jon Ronson
Boring: A History of Drills and Drilling — Tommy Lean
The Corrections — Jonathan Franzen
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight — Alexandra Fuller
Dirt — David Vann
Room — Emma Donoghue
Hey Nostradamus ! — Douglas Coupland
Billy Liar — Keith Waterhouse
Histerative: A History of History — Thos Lean
A Farewell To Arms — Ernest Hemingway
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest — Ken Kesey
Learning To Talk — Hilary Mantel
Kill Your Friends — John Niven
Crisps: A Users' Guide — Tom "Thomas" Lean
The Black Dahlia — James Ellroy
The Rotters’ Club — Jonathan Coe
Water for Elephants — Sara Gruen
The Sound and the Fury — William Faulkner
Sideburns for Fun and Profit — Thomas de Lean
The Motorcycle Diaries — Ernesto Che Guevara
Under The Volcano — Malcolm Lowry
The Raw Shark Texts — Steven Hall
The Rum Diary — Hunter S. Thompson
Fifty Shades of Black: Fashion Tips for Historians — Tam Lean
Cloud Atlas — David Mitchell
The Painted Veil — Somerset Maugham
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time — Mark Haddon
The Haunting of Hill House — Shirley Jackson
Into The Darkest Corner — Elizabeth Haynes
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test — Tom Wolfe
We Need To Talk About Kevin — Lionel Shriver

Please note this list is not comprehensive.