June Book Club: ‘The Catcher in the Rye’

Hello All

Thanks yo everyone who came along for Trainspotting. It was pretty well received and provided for some great discussion. It scored a very healthy 7.16

Next Book Club is Wednesday 10th June 7.30 at the Crucible Corner.  We are reading 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J. D. Salinger. 

"A controversial novel originally published for adults, it has since become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage angst and alienation. It has been translated into almost all of the world's major languages. Around 250,000 copies are sold each year with total sales of more than 65 million books. The novel's protagonist Holden Caulfield has become an icon for teenage rebellion. The novel also deals with complex issues of identity, belonging, loss, connection, and alienation."

Eurovision Club 

Tracy is hosting at her house on Saturday 23rd May, There will be national themed food and national dress is encouraged, choose a country of your choice. Reply to the email for address etc.

Poetry Club

This month's Poetry Club is on Wednesday 27th May, 7.30 at the Crucible corner. We are looking at the theme of Time. Please bring a few printouts of your favourite poem about Time (however you choose to define that) and we'll put them all in the middle, read them out and talk about them!

Big Book

Big Book is in June, Wednesday 24th June, 7.30 at the Crucible Corner. We'll be chatting about American Gods by Neil Gaiman. A Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman. The novel is a blend of Americana, fantasy, and various strands of ancient and modern mythology, all centering on the mysterious and taciturn Shadow. 

Pub Club

The next pubbage is Friday 29th May at Shakespear's on Gibraltar St in town. 7pm to watch Rhys perform some comedy/ drama or 8.30 onwards for simple pubbage. Everyone welcome.

Steve is having a concert - The Endcliffe Orchestra,  on Saturday 27th June, 7:30 start (doors open from 7), Ecclesall Church, Ecclesall, Ringinglow Road, S11 7PQ. The programme contains music by Bach, Schubert, Wagner and the two winners of our recent composing competition, which means that we are covering music from the early 18th century right up to music that was written last year!! I'm recommending this concert because it's going to be great - the best we've done so far! ;)

2015 Book list

  • June - The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger
  • July - Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  • Aug - The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Sept - The Reader by Prof Bernhard Schlink
  • Oct - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Big Book

This is an extra Book Club that happens every 3 months to allow us extra time to read a bigger book. It is on the 4th Wednesday of the month, 7.30 at the Crucible Corner.

  • 24th June - American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  • 23rd Sept - The Stand - Stephen King

Happy Reading!

Rachel & Emily