Book Club

The Penguin Club Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month. We generally meet in The County Arms on Castle Hill, but this can vary if Club members are involved in a show at the time or if we decide to discuss this month's book over a nice meal, so follow the link to the event in the table below to double-check the location. Everybody is welcome to attend, whether or not you've had a chance to read the book!

Datesort icon Book Author
Tue 13 Feb 2018 Please Mr Postman Alan Johnson
Tue 9 Jan 2018 Fear and Trembling Amélie Nothomb
Wed 13 Dec 2017 Mothering Sunday Graham Swift
Tue 14 Nov 2017 Emma Jane Austin
Tue 10 Oct 2017 The Vanishing Futurist Charlotte Hobson
Tue 12 Sep 2017 The Essex Serpent Sarah Perry
Tue 8 Aug 2017 No Book Club this month
Tue 18 Jul 2017 A Stranger's House Clare Chase
Tue 13 Jun 2017 The Kraken Wakes John Windham
Tue 9 May 2017 The Road to Little Dribbling Bill Bryson
Tue 18 Apr 2017 The Girl in the Spider's Web David Lagercrantz
Tue 14 Mar 2017 At Freddies Penelope Fitzgerald
Tue 21 Feb 2017 The Miniaturist Jessie Burton
Tue 17 Jan 2017 The City in Darkness Michael Russell
Thu 15 Dec 2016 Arcadia Iain Pears
Tue 15 Nov 2016 A Life Discarded: 148 Diaries found in a Skip exander Masters
Tue 11 Oct 2016 You Should Have Known Jean Hanff Korelitz
Tue 13 Sep 2016 My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises Fredrik Backman
Tue 9 Aug 2016 No Book Club in August
Tue 12 Jul 2016 The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Claire North
Tue 14 Jun 2016 My Life In Houses Margaret Forster
Tue 17 May 2016 The Penguin Lessons Tom Michell
Tue 12 Apr 2016 The Story of Lucy Gault William Trevor
Tue 8 Mar 2016 The Inn at the End of the World Alice Thomas Ellis
Tue 9 Feb 2016 The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins
Tue 12 Jan 2016 The Collected Works of A.J.Fikry Gabrielle Zevin
Tue 8 Dec 2015 The Museum of Extraordinary Things Alice Hoffman
Tue 10 Nov 2015 The Harper's Quine Pat McIntosh
Tue 13 Oct 2015 Curtain Call Anthony Quinn
Tue 8 Sep 2015 Warm Bodies Isaac Marion
Tue 21 Jul 2015 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Leee
Tue 9 Jun 2015 The Hundred-Foot Journey Richard C Morais
Wed 15 Apr 2015 The Deaths Mark Lawson
Tue 10 Mar 2015 The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Jonas Jonasson and Rod Bradbury
Tue 10 Feb 2015 How it all began Penelope Lively
Tue 13 Jan 2015 The Universe vs Alex Woods Gavin Extense
Tue 9 Dec 2014 This Boy Alan Johnson
Tue 11 Nov 2014 Love Nina, Dispatches from Family Life Nina Stibbe
Wed 8 Oct 2014 Orphan Train Christiana Baker Kline
Tue 16 Sep 2014 Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death James Runcie
Tue 12 Aug 2014 No Book Club this month
Tue 8 Jul 2014 Skios Michael Frayn
Tue 10 Jun 2014 A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki
Tue 13 May 2014 Black Hills Nora Roberts
Tue 8 Apr 2014 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Paul Torday
Tue 11 Mar 2014 Light Between Oceans H. L. Stedman
Tue 11 Feb 2014 Collected Ghost Stories M R James
Wed 22 Jan 2014 Grimm's Fairy Tales Philip Pullman
Tue 12 Nov 2013 Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
Tue 8 Oct 2013 The Old Curiosity Shop Charles Dickens
Tue 10 Sep 2013 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tue 16 Jul 2013 The Daughter of Time Josephine Tay
Tue 11 Jun 2013 The Complete Father Brown Stories G K Chesterton
Wed 8 May 2013 Dear Lupin - Letters to a Wayward Son Roger Mortimer and Charlie Mortimer
Tue 9 Apr 2013 Still Life Louise Penny
Tue 12 Mar 2013 The Drowned World J G Ballard
Tue 12 Feb 2013 Memento Mori Muriel Spark
Tue 15 Jan 2013 Shooting the Actor Simon Callow
Tue 13 Nov 2012 The Most Beautiful Thing Fiona Robyn
Tue 9 Oct 2012 Catapault Harry and I Build a Siege Weapon Paul Jim
Tue 11 Sep 2012 A Visit From The Goon Squad Jennifer Egan
Tue 10 Jul 2012 The Secret History Donna Tartt
Tue 8 May 2012 Wake Robert Sawyer
Tue 10 Apr 2012 Before I Go To Sleep S J Watson
Tue 13 Mar 2012 The Sisters of Sinai Janet Soskice
Tue 14 Feb 2012 The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes
Tue 10 Jan 2012 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood
Tue 13 Dec 2011 Map Of A Nation Rachael Hewitt
Tue 8 Nov 2011 My Best Friend Laura Wilson
Tue 11 Oct 2011 The Help Kathryn Stockett
Tue 13 Sep 2011 The Hare with Amber Eyes Edmund de Waal
Tue 9 Aug 2011 An Awfully Big Adventure Beryl Bainbridge
Tue 12 Jul 2011 The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
Tue 14 Jun 2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson
Tue 10 May 2011 Free read - poetry
Tue 12 Apr 2011 Farewell My Lovely Raymond Chandler
Tue 8 Mar 2011 Swindled: from poison sweets to counterfeit coffee - the dark history of the food cheats Bee Wilson
Tue 8 Feb 2011 Emperor Stephen Baxter
Tue 11 Jan 2011 Temeraire Naomi Novik
Tue 14 Dec 2010 Dissolution C.J. Sansom
Tue 9 Nov 2010 The Borrowers Mary Norton
Tue 12 Oct 2010 The Last Family in England Matt Haig
Tue 14 Sep 2010 The Night Climbers of Cambridge Whipplesnaith
Tue 10 Aug 2010 Nation Terry Pratchett
Tue 13 Jul 2010 Look to Windward Ian M Banks
Tue 8 Jun 2010 The Unbearable Lightness of Scones Alexander McCall Smith
Tue 11 May 2010 Raven Black Ann Cleeves
Tue 13 Apr 2010 My Sister's Keeper Jody Picoult
Tue 9 Mar 2010 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Jonathan Safran Foer
Tue 9 Feb 2010 The Water Clock Jim Kelly
Tue 12 Jan 2010 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Club Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Tue 8 Dec 2009 Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome
Tue 10 Nov 2009 Free read!
Tue 13 Oct 2009 The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffeneger
Tue 8 Sep 2009 Period Piece Gwen Raverat
Tue 14 Jul 2009 Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Tue 9 Jun 2009 Blessings Anna Quindlen
Tue 12 May 2009 Penguin Lost Andrey Kurkov
Tue 14 Apr 2009 A Place of Execution Val McDermid
Tue 10 Mar 2009 Busman's Honeymoon Dorothy L. Sayers
Tue 10 Feb 2009 Death and the Penguin Andrey Kurkov
Tue 13 Jan 2009 A Thousand Splendid Suns Khalid Hosseini
Tue 9 Dec 2008 Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Tue 11 Nov 2008 Every Move You Make David Malouf
Tue 14 Oct 2008 Behind the Scenes at the Museum Kate Atkinson
Tue 9 Sep 2008 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
Tue 12 Aug 2008 White Gold Giles Milton
Tue 12 Feb 2008 A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian Marina Lewycka
Sun 6 Jan 2008 Narrow Dog to Carcassone Terry Darlington
Tue 11 Dec 2007 Case Histories Kate Atkinson
Tue 9 Oct 2007 Human Traces Sebastian Faulks
Tue 11 Sep 2007 Noughts and Crosses Malory Blackman
Tue 14 Aug 2007 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas John Boyne
Tue 10 Jul 2007 The Big Over Easy Jasper Fforde
Tue 12 Jun 2007 Maskerade Terry Pratchett
Tue 8 May 2007 Gentlemen and Players Joanne Harris
Tue 10 Apr 2007 Hotel World Ali Smith
Tue 13 Mar 2007 Peter Pan in Scarlet Geraldine McCaughrean
Tue 13 Feb 2007 The Third Policeman Flann O'Brien
Tue 9 Jan 2007 The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
Tue 12 Dec 2006 The Life of Pi Yann Martel