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.

Our reading list, past, present, and future, appears here and there's a shorter version of upcoming books here.

We've found ourselves unexpectedly popular over recent months and so — regretfully — we're not accepting new members at the moment. This will change, so please do come back to this page periodically.

Unread Books

A list of books we've not read:

Electronic DreamsTom Lean
Imperium Robert Harris
The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris 
Silence of the Girls Pat Barker
The Tin DrumG√ľnter Grass
The Erotic Majesty of BridgesTom Lean
Any Old IronAnthony Burgess
The Essex SerpentSarah Perry
Dune Frank Herbert
The Cuckoo's Calling Robert Galbraith
Dead Lions Mick Herron
FountainheadAyn Rand
The Right Stuff — Tom Wolfe
The Call of the WildJack London
The Snow LeopardPeter Matthiessen
Off Your Trolley: How To Avoid Answering Moral DilemmasTom Lean
The DispossessedUrsula K LeGuin
It Can't Happen HereSinclair Lewis
The Fatal TreeJack Arnott
Burial RitesHannah Kent
The Good PeopleHannah Kent
The Dead ZoneStephen King
The AwakeningKate Chopin
Sideburns for Fun and ProfitTom Lean
The UnitNinni Holmqvist
Making HistoryStephen Fry
The Woods, The Jungle, The SeaSamuel Bigglesworth
Harriet SaidBeryl Bainbridge
The Loney — Andrew Michael Hurley
Tales of the UnexpectedRoald Dahl
Oryx and CrakeMargaret Atwood
Boring: A History of Drills and DrillingTom Lean
ScoopEvelyn Waugh
Billy LiarKeith Waterhouse
A Farewell To ArmsErnest Hemingway 
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s NestKen Kesey
Learning To TalkHilary Mantel
The Nightingale Kristin Hannah
The Ministry of Fear Graham Greene
Crisps: A Users' GuideTom Lean
The Rotters’ ClubJonathan Coe
Karoo Steve Tesich
The Sound and the FuryWilliam Faulkner
Under The VolcanoMalcolm Lowry
Two Faces of JanuaryPatricia Highsmith 
The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthRichard Flanagan
Cloud AtlasDavid Mitchell 
Fifty Shades of Black: Fashion Tips for HistoriansTom Lean
The Painted VeilSomerset Maugham
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeMark Haddon
The Haunting of Hill HouseShirley Jackson
Into The Darkest CornerElizabeth Haynes
We Need To Talk About KevinLionel Shriver
Gravity's RainbowThomas Pynchon 
Dead SoulsNikolai Gogol
Histerative: A History of HistoryTom Lean 
Lord JimJoseph Conrad
Night Soldiers Alan Furst 
The Red and the Black Stendhal
Noughts and Crosses Malorie Blackman 
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey
The Friends of Harry Perkins Chris Mullin
Grief is the Thing with Feathers Max Porter
The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
A-tome-ment: Dealing with the Loss of Books Tom Lean 
The Boys from Brazil Ira Levin
Almost Blue Carlo Lucarelli
Darkness at Noon Arthur Koestler
Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann
The Plague Albert Camus
The Last One Mary Shelley 
Sue-per !  The Quest of the Lesbian Look Tom Lean
Throw Me to the Wolves Patrick McGuinness

Five Little Pigs Agatha Christie
Crooked House Agatha Christie
A Murder is Announced Agatha Christie
Death Comes as the End Agatha Christie

The Master and MargaritaMikhail Bulgakov

Please note this list is not comprehensive, and mayn't be accurate.