Our next book and meet...
We'll be meeting at 5:15pm Tuesday 10 October (on Teams and in a venue TBC) to chat about Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate.
"Such a unique, endearing book. This is perfect for anyone who considers food a love language." Goodreads review
"The prose is so beautiful, smooth, seamless all while being tragic and at times over-the-top. I think it's a must read for everyone." 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
We usually meet once a month on Tuesday at 5.15pm in the Library room 2.02 and on Teams - please note the change of time and venue during Summer vacation.
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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