Welcome to the Book Club Cafe!

Welcome to the Book Club Cafe. I am delighted you have decided to check out my blog. I have set up this site so I can chat to people about books. Each month there will be reviews of the book club choice.  Recommendations of good reads and ongoing discussions.

So I thought I would start with the last three books I read, which were:

‘The Paying Guests’ by Sarah Waters.  Loved it, loved it, loved it.

It’s set just after the Second World War and it’s all about a girl called Frances and what happens when she and her mother take in two lodgers, called Lilian and Leonard Barber.  It is a great read.    A real page turner.

Then I read ‘The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Cafe’ by Alexander McCall Smith.  A light fluffy read.  As comforting as a warm blanket. He remains one of my favourite authors for when you need something relaxing, entertaining and comforting.

And I have just finished reading ‘Why be Happy when you could be Normal?’ by Jeanette Winterson.   What a great read.  God but that woman can write.   It’s her memoir of life growing up as an adopted unwanted child with the cruel and very bizarre Mrs Winterson.   An absolutely fantastic read with plenty of references to literature, and a bit of a cliff hanger too, as she searches for her real mother.  I loved it and had it read in 3 days.

So onwards.  More books to be read.  Today in the library I picked up two Virginia Woolf books.  ‘Mrs Dalloway’ and ‘A Room of One’s Own.’   I have never read any Virginia Woolf and felt it was high time I did.   Am I in for a treat?  I hope so!

Right, time for a cup of tea.  Till next time.  Look forward to hearing from you.