Book Clubs

LBC Book Club Meet Ups

Book Club Pages

MONTHLY

  • LBC Horsforth – Book Club Page
  • LBC White Swan – Book Club Page
  • LBC Arcadia – Book Club Page NO LONGER RUNNING
  • LBC Puffins – Book Club Page – On Hiatus

QUARTERLY

  • LBC 3 Reads – Book Club Page
  • LBC Dystopia – Book Club Page – On Hiatus
  • LBC Outlaws – Book Club Page NO LONGER RUNNING

Un-Choices

 

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LBC HORSFORTH 

DATE NO BOOK SCORE
November 77 ? ?
October 76 ? ?
September 75 ? ?
August 74 ? ?
July 73 ? ?
June 72 ? ?
May 71 ? ?
April 70 A man called Ove – Fredrik Backman ?
March 69 The Girl Before – JP Delaney 5
February 68 The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov 7
January 67 The City and the City – China Mieville 8.5
11/8/2017 66 Autumn – Ali Smith 8
10/11/2017 65 Linoln in the Bardo 8
9/13/2017 64 The Lemon Table – Julian Barnes 4
8/9/2017 63 The Good Immigrant – Nikesh Shukla 8
7/12/2017 62 The Power – Naomi Alderman 7
6/14/2017 61 REARRANGED
5/10/2017 60 Grimm Fairy Tales – Philip Pullman 6
4/12/2017 59 Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer 7
3/8/2017 58 God help the Child – Toni Morrison 3
2/8/2017 57 The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons – Sam Kean 9
1/11/2017 56 My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante 6.5
11/9/2016 55 Kindred – Octavia Butler 9
10/12/2016 54 Year of the Runaways – Sunjeev Sahota 8
14/09/2016 53 The Loop – Nicholas Evans 6
8/10/2016 52 A Whole Life – Robert Seetheler 8
13/07/2016 51 The Three – Sarah Lotz 8
6/8/2016 50 If on a winter’s night, a travellor – Italo Calvino 3
11/5/2016 49 Beside Myself – Ann Morgan 5
13/04/2016 48 Dark Eden – Chris Beckett 6.5
3/9/2016 47 Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits – David Wong 5
2/10/2016 46 A Change of Climate – Hilary Mantel 5
1/13/2016 45 Hotel Honolulu – Paul Theroux 3
11/11/2015 44 Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood 9
7/10/2015 43 The Long Earth – Terry Pratchett 7
9/9/2015 42 A tree grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith 7.5
8/12/2015 41 Black Diamonds – Catherine Bailey 7
7/8/2015 40 The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins 6
6/10/2015 39 Look who’s back – Timur Vermes 5
5/13/2015 38 Carte Blanche – Jeffrey Deaver 5
4/8/2015 37 REARRANGED
3/11/2015 36 The Wars – Timothy Findley 7
2/11/2015 35 Metro 2033 – Dmitry Glukhovsky 4
1/14/2015 34 To Ride Pegasus – Anne McCaffery 7
11/12/2014 33 We – Yevgeny Yamatin 6
10/8/2014 32 Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell 4
9/10/2014 31 The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton 6
8/16/2014 30 Mapp and Lucia – E.F. Benson 4
7/9/2014 29 Burial Rites – Hannah Kent 8
6/11/2014 28 The Circle – Dave Eggers 8
5/14/2014 27 Inferno – Dan Brown 7
4/9/2014 26 The Stench of Honolulu – Jack Handey 3
3/12/2014 25 Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes 7
2/12/2014 24 Poppy Shakespeare – Clare Allen 7
1/8/2014 23 The Human – Matt Haig 8
11/13/2013 22 Tenderness of Wolves – Stef Penney 7
10/9/2013 21 And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini 7
9/11/2013 20 Pilgrim – Timothy Findley 9
8/14/2013 19 West Wood – Stella Gibbons 4
7/10/2013 18 Battle Royale – K Takami 8
6/12/2013 17 The 100 year old man who climbed out… 8
5/8/2013 16 The Winter Ghosts – Kate Mosse 6
4/10/2013 15 John dies at the end – David Wong 8
3/13/2013 14 Started early, took my dog – Kate Atkinson 7
2/13/2013 13 The Black House – Peter May 8
1/9/2013 12 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald 5
11/14/2012 11 Empire of the Sun – JG Ballard 9
9/12/2012 9 Before I go to sleep – S.J. Watson 7
10/10/2012 10 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell (not *that* one) 8
8/8/2012 8 9 Lives – Clive Rusher- 5
7/11/2012 7 Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes 7
6/13/2012 6 A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving 5
5/9/2012 5 The Life of Pi – Yann Martel 5
4/11/2012 4 Diary of a Nobody – George Grossmith 7
3/14/2012 3 We Need To Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver 8
2/8/2012 2 The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch 7
1/11/2012 1 Ragnarok – AS Byatt 5

Medusa is born!

#LBCMedusa

LBC WHITE SWAN

DATE NO LBC SCORE
November 71 ? ?
October 70 ? ?
September 69 ? ?
August 68 ? ?
July 67 ? ?
June 66 ? ?
May 65 Circe – Madeline Miller ?
April 64 Nod – Adrian Barnes ?
March 63 How to paint a dead man – Sarah Hall 7
February 62 The City and the City – China Mieville 8
January 61 Transition – Luke Kennard 3.5
November 60 The Fishermen – Chigozie Obioma 5
October 59 The Fifth Season – NK Jemisin 8.5
Septmber 58 Pirate Cinema – Cory Doctorow 4
August 57 The last condo board of the apocalypse – Nina Post 1
July 56 The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt 8
June 55 Delirium – Laura Restrepo 2.5
May 54 Uprooted – Naomi Novik 6
April 53 The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula le Guin 6
March 52 The Three Body Problem – Cixin Liu 7
February 51 The long way to a small angry planet 8
January 50 Day Four – Sarah Lotz ?
9/11/2016 49 Viper Wine – Hermione Eyre ?
12/10/2016 48 Fried Green Tomatoes – Fannie Flagg ?
14/09/2016 47 A Meal in Winter – Herbert Mingarelli ?
10/8/2016 46 A far cry from kensington 5
13/07/2016 45 A visit from the goon squad – Jennifer Egan 5
8/6/2016 44 All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr ?
11/5/2016 43 The Bees – Laline Paull ?
10/4/2016 Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 9
13/04/2016 42 Storm Front (Harry Dresden 01) – Jim Butcher 6
9/3/2016 41 Homer’s Odyssey – Simon Armitage 6.5
10/2/2016 40 A Brief History of 7 Killings – Marlon James 7
6/1/2016 39 The Chaos of Stars – Kierstan White 3.25
11/11/2015 38 Wool – Hugh Howey 7
13/09/2015 37 Ghostwritten – David Mitchell 6
8/9/2015 36 Station Eleven – Emily St John Mandel ?
7/12/2015 35 Good Omens – Neil Gaiman & Terry Prachett 7
6/14/2015 34 Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides ?
5/10/2015 33 The Owl Killers – Karen Maitland 7
4/12/2015 32 The Quantum Thief – Hannu Rajaniemi 6
3/8/2015 31 Canada – Richard Ford 5
2/8/2015 30 The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller 7
1/11/2015 29 The Vet’s Daughter – Barbara Comyns 6
11/9/2014 28 The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga ?
10/12/2014 27 The Raw Shark Texts – Steven Hall 7
9/14/2014 26 Augustus – John Williams 8
8/10/2014 25 Enduring Love – Ian McEwan 3
5/11/2014 24 Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon 9
2/9/2014 23 The Perks of being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky 7
11/10/2013 22 Garden of Evening Mists – Tan Twan Eng ?
10/13/2013 21 Regeneration – Pat Barker 8
9/8/2013 20 Consider Phlebas – Iain M Banks 7
8/11/2013 19 Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn ?
7/14/2013 18 The Fictional Man – Al Ewing 8
6/9/2013 17 The Fire Gospel – Michel Faber ?
5/12/2013 16 The Eyre Affair – Jasper FForde 8
4/14/2013 15 The Waterproof Bible – Andrew Kaufman ?
3/10/2013 14 The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak 8
2/10/2013 13 Weight – Jeanette Winterson 7
1/13/2013 12 Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates 7
11/11/2012 11 Lighthousekeeping – Jeanette Winterson 7
10/14/2012 10 Winters Bone – Daniel Woodrell ?
9/9/2012 9 The Wind Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Marakami 6
8/12/2012 8 The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundral Christ – Philip Pullman 7
7/8/2012 7 American Gods – Neil Gaiman 8
6/10/2012 6 The Travelling Hornplayer – Barbara Trapido 7
5/13/2012 5 Atomised – Michel Houellebecq 6
4/8/2012 4 Even the Dogs – Jon McGregor 8
3/11/2012 3 Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut 9
2/12/2012 2 The Swan Thieves – Elizabeth Kostova 5
1/8/2012 1 Suttree – Cormac McCarthy 6

THEMED

LBC3READS

DATE NO BOOK SCORE
19/01/2019 26 Winter – Ali Smith ?
20/10/2018 25 The 1000 autumns of Jarob de Zoot – David Mitchell ?
21/07/2018 24 Emma – Jane Austen ?
21/04/2018 23 A Room with a View – EM Forster ?
20/01/2018 22 One by One in the Darkness – Deirdre Madden 6
10/21/2017 21 Matilda – Roald Dahl 8
TBA 20 High Rising – Angela Thirkell 6
4/22/2017 19 Whit – Iain Banks 6
1/21/2017 18 The Optimist’s Daughter – Eudora Welty 9
10/15/2016 17 On the Beach – Nevil Shute 6
7/16/2016 16 The Dud Avocado – Elaine Dundy 8
4/16/2016 15 All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque 8
1/16/2016 14 Passing – Nella Larsen 9
11/21/2015 13 The Tin Drum – Gunter Grass 7
8/15/2015 12 I know why the caged bird sings – Maya Angelou 7.5
5/16/2015 11 Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin 8
2/21/2015 10 The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West 8.5
9/20/2014 9 Stoner – John Williams 7
5/17/2014 8 The Awakening – Kate Chopin 8
1/18/2014 7 The Wapshot Chronicles – John Cheever 5
10/19/2013 6 Their eyes were watching God – Zora Neale Hurston 6.5
7/20/2013 5 Mason and Dixon – Thomas Pynchon 4
4/20/2013 4 O Pioneer – Willa Cather 7
1/19/2013 3 The City and the Pillar – Gore Vidal 7
9/1/2012 2 The Paris Wife – Paula Mclain 4
5/19/2012 1 Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conon Doyle 7
It’s book club Jim…just not as we know it

LBC PUFFINS

2016

  • 39 – NOV – ?
  • 38 – OCT – ?
  • 37 – SEP – ?
  • 36 – AUG – ?
  • 35 – JUL – ?
  • 34 – JUN – ?
  • 33 – MAY – ?
  • 32 – APR – ?
  • 31 – MAR – ?
  • 30 – FEB – Kensuke’s Kingdom – Michael Morpurgo
  • 29 – JAN – Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne

2015

  • 28 – NOV – The Magicians Nephew – CS Lewis
  • 27 – OCT – Rune Mark – Joanne Harris
  • 26 – SEP – A Stitch in Time – Penelope Lively
  • 25 – AUG – The Angel Experiment – James Patterson
  • 24 – JUL – Only you can save Mankind – Terry Prachett
  • 23 – JUN – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • 22 – MAY – Over Sea, Under Stoneby Susan Cooper
  • 21 – APR – The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
  • 20 – MAR – The Wuffler and the Querk
  • 19 – FEB – Tom’s Midnight Garden – Philippa Pearce
  • 18 – JAN – Five Children and It – Edith Nesbit

2014

  • 17 – NOV – The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
  • 16 – OCT – Howl’s Moving Castle
  • 15 – SEP – The secret diary of Adrian Mole 13 3/4 – Sue Townsend
  • 14 – AUG – Silver Sword – Ian Serraillier
  • 13 – JUN – Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • 12 – MAY – Grinny – Nicholas Fisk
  • 11 – APR – Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster
  • 10 – MAR – Peter Pan – JM Barrie
  • 09 – FEB – Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
  • 08 – JAN –  Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

2013

The Power is Yours

What? Another book club?

#LBCPuffins

LBC OUTLAWS

LBC OUTLAWS
DATE NO BOOKS SCORE
06/12/2016 35 Christmas is Murder – Val McDermid ?
02/11/2016 35 ? ?
05/10/2016 34 ? ?
06/09/2016 33 ? ?
03/08/2016 32 ? ?
06/07/2016 31 The Donor – Helen Fitzgerald ?
07/06/2016 30 Faceless Killers – Henning Mankell ?
01/03/2016 29 The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes ?
03/07/2016 28 Report for Murder – Val McDermid ?
*4/11/2015 27 Don’t Tell – Karen Rose ?
*7/10/2015 26 Dissolution – C.J. Sansom ?
*2/09/2015 25 The Strings of Murder – Oscar de Muriel 8
*5/8/2015 24 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carre 8
07/01/2015 23 Fight Club – Chuck Paluniuk 7
03/06/2015 22 The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco 6
06/05/2015 21 I am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes 6
01/04/2015 20 Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow – Peter Hoeg 8
04/03/2015 19 The Mask of Dimitrios – Eric Ambler ?
04/02/2015 18 Along Came A Spider – James Patterson 4
08/01/2015 17 Cover Her Face – PD James 6
27/11/2014 16 Wrath of Angels – John Connolly ?
28/08/2014 15 The Cuckoo’s Call – Robert Galbraith ?
31/07/2014 14 Trust Your Eyes – Linwood Barclay ?
26/06/2014 13 Death at La Fenice – Donna Leon ?
29/05/2014 12 The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton ?
24/04/2014 11 One Fine Day in the Middle… ?
27/03/2014 10 Slaughterhouse – Amaya Ellman ?
27/02/2014 9 Let the Right One In – John Lindqvist ?
30/01/2014 8 Touchstone – Laurie King ?
28/11/2013 7 1974 – David Peace ?
24/10/2013 6 Stones Fall – Iain Pears ?
26/09/2013 5 Shutter Island – Dannie Lehane ?
29/08/2013 4 Artists in Crime – Ngaio Marsh ?
25/07/2013 3 The Moving Toyshop – Edmund Crispin ?
27/06/2013 2 The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett 6
28/05/2013 1 The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle 8

LBC DYSTOPIA

LBC DYSTOPIA
DATE NO BOOK SCORE
21/11/2016 22 ? ?
22/08/2016 21 Pines – Blake Crouch ?
23/05/2016 20 The Passage – Justin Cronin ?
22/02/2016 19 Europe in Autumn – David Hutchinson ?
25/11/2015 18 The Windup Girl – Paolo Bacigalupi ?
23/09/2015 17 The Sleeper Awakes – H.G. Wells 6
22/07/2015 16 Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguru 7
27/05/2015 15 The Girl with all the Gifts – M.R. Carey 9
25/03/2015 14 The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey 5
28/01/2015 13 Uglies – Scott Westerfeld 5
07/01/2014 12 Gone Away World – Nick Harkaway 6
19/05/2014 11 House of Scorpions – Nancy Farmer 6
25/03/2014 10 Divergent – Veronica Roth 6
07/01/2014 9 Children of Men – P.D. James 6
??/10/2013 8 High Rise – J.G. Ballard 6
30/07/2013 7 The Miracle Inspector – Helen Smith 5
20/04/2013 6 Logan’s Run – WF Nolan & GC Johnson 5
05/02/2013 5 Watchmen – Comic and Film 8
20/11/2012 4 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley 7.5
16/10/2012 3 The Iron Heel – Jack London 5
28/08/2012 2 The Running Man – Richard Bachman 6
07/10/2012 1 Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury 7

WTFBC (HIATUS)

WHEDON TWITTER FANS BOOK CLUB
DATE NO BOOKS SCORE
04/09/2012 3 The Complete Companion – Pop Matters 7
01/07/2012 2 Killer Angels – Michael Shaara 8
27/05/2012 1 Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare 10

Much Ado About Whedon

LBC ARCADIA

2014

  • 35 – SEP – The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
  • 34 – JUN – Intimacy – Hanif Kereishi
  • 33 – MAR – A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
 2013
  • 32 – NOV – Heading Out to Wonderful – Robert Goolrick
  • 31 – OCT – The Magicians – Lev Grossman
  • 30 – SEP – Any Human Heart – William Boyd
  • 29 – AUG – Love and War on the Apennines – Eric Newby
  • 28 – JUL – The Red House – Mark Haddon
  • 27 – JUN – Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenidies
  • 26 – MAY – Purple Hibiscus – C. Ngozi Adichie
  • 25 – APR – To Say Nothing of the Dog – Connie Willis
  • 24 – MAR – Night Waking – Sarah Moss
  • 23 – FEB – Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K Jerome
  • 22 – JAN – The Summer Book – Tove Jansson

2012

2011

Original LBC

Scores from LBC before we went ‘public’

No BOOK /10 BE BN AR
12 The Finkler Question – Howard Jacobson 4 3 4 5
11 Everything You Know – Zoe Heller 3 3 3
10 We – A Chat 7 7
9 The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga 7 6.5/7 6.5 8
8 The Island – Victoria Hislop 7.5 7 8.5 7
7 Firman – Sam Savage 6.5 6 7 6.5
6 The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak 9 6 10 11
5 Company of Liars 5.6(4.8) 6.5 6 (4) 5(4)
4 I Am A Cat 3 3 3
3 The Other Hand 4.3 8 4 1
2 The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova 7.6 8 7 8
1 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden 7.6 8 8 7
No EARTH’S CHILDREN /10 BE BN AR
1 The Clan of the Cave Bear 9.3 9 9 10
2 The Valley of Horses 6.6 7 7 6
3 The Mammoth Hunters 8 8 8 8
4 The Plains of Passage 5.5 6 5
5 The Shelters of Stone 4.5 5 4
6 The Land of the Painted Caves
No The Millenium Series /10 BE BN AR
1 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 6.5 6 7
2 The Girl  who Played with Fire 9 10 8 9
3 The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest 10 10 10 10
No Miscellanous Books /10 BE BN AR
C.J. Sansom 8.6 9 8 9
Daisy Dalrmyple, Jane Austen et al 8.2 8.5 8 8
The Owl Killers 6.6 8 6 6

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