Our next book and meet...
We'll be meeting Tuesday 11 October 17:15 - 18:15 in the Library (room 2.02), to chat about Natasha Brown's Assembly.
Finalist for the 2022 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction and shortlisted for the 2021 Goldsmiths Prize.
"A really strong novel - powerful, impactful and compelling, with a fascinating exploration of its themes." Goodreads Review
"A brilliantly written, profound indictment of classism, racism, and nationalism in today’s British Empire." Goodreads Review
All staff and students welcome!
To get involved online you can join using the link below. We look forward to seeing you there!
Once you have clicked on the link you will be able to join the meeting from there. Alternatively you can request to join the team by emailing Fran Porritt on firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading for pleasure and meeting new people is a great way to support your wellbeing. Reading for pleasure is reading for enjoyment, learning, and for personal development. Benefits include:
(Duncan, S. (2013) Understanding Reading for Pleasure for emerging adult readers. National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC). Available at: Understanding Reading for Pleasure for emerging adult readers - UCL Discovery. (Accessed: 24 May 2021).
These benefits are reflective of the 5 ways to wellbeing, an evidence-based approach identifying 5 ways to improving our overall wellbeing.
We read books from all genres and decide on what we read as a group. We currently meet virtually on MS Teams for fortnightly meetings and we read 1 book per month. There is no obligation to come to every session- just pop in when you can. The book group is open to all students and staff.
Madeline Miller - Circe
Evelyn Skye - Circle of Shadows
Nadine Brandes - Romanov
Neal Shusterman - Scythe
Beth O'Leary - The Flatshare
Taylor Jenkins Reid - Daisy Jones and the Six
Nicole Yoon - The sun is also a star
Stephen Fry - Mythos
Pat Barker - Regeneration
Margaret Atwood - Alias Grace
Margaret Atwood - Surfacing
To kill a mockingbird: Harper Lee
Can you see me?: Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott
Big Sky: Kate Atkinson
A thousand splendid suns: Khaled Hosseini
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