BOC Book Group will be reading: ‘Ready Player One’ by Ernest Cline, on 6th June.

Our next staff book group session is on 6th June (the last meeting before October), we will be reading: ‘Ready Player One’ by Ernest Cline.

A 2011 science fiction novel, and the debut novel of American author Ernest Cline. The story, set in a dystopia in 2044, follows protagonist Wade Watts on his search for an Easter egg in a worldwide virtual reality game, the discovery of which will lead him to inherit the game creator’s fortune.

Layered with inside jokes and sly references that will appeal to a wide range of readers, “Ready Player One” is a smart, funny thriller that both celebrates and critiques online culture – critic review

Ready Player One

https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Ready_Player_One.html?id=8qs1-ypf7e0C&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Two brothers by Ben Elton (June 2019 BRC Book Group)

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Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood.

As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits of endurance. And the brothers are faced with an unimaginable choice….Which one of them will survive?

BRC book group have been talking about reading a Ben Elton book for a while.  Looking forward to reading this one and finding out what everyone thinks.

Happy reading!

The milkman by Anna Burns (April 2019 BRC Book Group)

The Bognor book group will be reading The Milkman by Anna Burns.  This book was the winner of the Booker prize 2018 and is longlisted for the Women’s prize for fiction.  It is set during the “troubles” in Northern Ireland and is a dark, wry, coming of age book about the damaging rumours in a tight knit community.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 24th April 12-1pm in John Parry 2.  Please book your space by emailing staffdevelopment@chi.ac.uk and if you cannot attend the meeting then please leave your comments here.

Happy reading!

The woman at the window by A.J. Finn (March 2019 BRC Book Group)

The Bognor book group will be discussing A.J. Finn’s The woman in the window – a psychological thriller similar to Gone Girl and Girl on the train.  This is Finn’s debut novel and will be released as a film later this year.

Looking forward to hearing what you think of it on Wednesday 7th March 12-1pm, JP2.

BOC Book Group will be reading ‘The Radleys’ by Matt Haig on 7th March. . .

BOC staff Book Group will be reading ‘The Radleys’ by Matt Haig on Thursday 7th March 2019 from 12-1pm in UH2.

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Life with the Radleys: Radio 4, dinner parties with the Bishopthorpe neighbours and self-denial. Loads of self-denial. But all hell is about to break loose. When teenage daughter Clara gets attacked on the way home from a party, she and her brother Rowan finally discover why they can’t sleep, can’t eat a Thai salad without fear of asphyxiation and can’t go outside unless they’re smothered in Factor 50.

With a visit from their lethally louche Uncle Will and an increasingly suspicious police force, life in Bishopthorpe is about to change. Drastically.

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True places by Sonja Yoerg (January 2019 BRC Book Group)

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We will be discussing True places by Sonja Yoerg at the January BRC book group.

Find out more about Sonia and the book at: https://www.sonjayoerg.com/true-places/ 

A girl emerges from the woods, having seemingly lived there for all of her life.  Suzanne Blakemore encounters her, takes her to hospital but can never imagine how that encounter will change her life.

Everyone is welcome!  Book your places online or by emailing staffdevelopment@chi.ac.uk

Happy Christmas reading!

Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova (December 2018 BRC Book Group)

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This is the story of the implications when Joe O’Brien, a Boston police officer, is given a diagnosis of Huntington’s disease.

Read more information about Lisa Genova https://www.lisagenova.com/

December book group will meet at the earlier time of 11.30-12.30pm.

Happy reading!