LBC 3 READS Book Club

LBC 3 READS

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This book club meets up every three months – ideal for those too busy to join a monthly book club!
For 2021 however, we’ll be meeting up bimonthly (the definition that is every other month, not twice a month*).
We tend to read a lot of American fiction and alternate between male and female authors.
This went out the window in 2020 as all the best crime writers happen to be women (don’t @ me) and again in 2021, but I’m sure once we get back to less freakishly weird times, we’ll find a balance again.
  • For 2021, our theme is EXTREME Comfort Reads
  • For 2020, our theme is …Three Crime Greats
  • For 2019, we are celebrating the LBC themed book clubs
  • For 2018, our theme is Four Seasons
  • For 2017, we read an author from each of the countries that make up the UK.

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WHEN WE MEET

Currently meeting up via Zoom.

Time – 12:30am – 2:00pm

Location during non-Covid times – Cafe 164

Our 2021 Choices

Theme – EXTREME Comfort Reads

  • CHANGED PICK – 20-11 – My Family and Other Animals – Gerald Durrell
  • 18-09 – Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day – Winifred Watson
  • 17-07 – Gaudy Night – Dorothy L Sayers (Lord Peter Whimsey Series) – 8.8
  • 15-05 – Wise Children – Angela Carter – 7
  • 20-03 – A Wizard of Earthsea – Ursula le Guin – 8.5
  • 16-01 – Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy – John le Carre – 8

(*Why does it do that? Have two such different meanings? This vexes me. And I’m not alone apparently)

VENUE

Cafe 164 – City Centre

Unit 2 Munro House, Duke St, Leeds LS9 8AG

Tweet: @Cafe164

Web: Here!

LBC3READS

DATE NO BOOK SCORE
17/10/2020 33 Strong Poison – Dorothy L Sayers 8.5
18/07/2020 32 And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie 8
18/04/2020 31 The Wheel Spins – Ethel Lina White 8.5
18/01/2020 30 Plainsong – Kent Haruf 6
19/10/2019 29 Hagseed – Margaret Atwood
20/07/2019 28 Anne of Green Gables x3 8/5/6
20/04/2019 27 The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Gailbraith 5.5
19/01/2019 26 Winter – Ali Smith 5
20/10/2018 25 The 1000 Autumns of Jacob De Zoot 6
21/07/2018 24 Emma – Jane Austen 7
21/04/2018 23 A Room with a View – EM Forster 7
20/01/2018 22 One by one in the Darkness – Deirdre Madden 6
21/10/2017 21 Matilda – Roald Dahl 8
TBA 20 High Rising – Angela Thirkell 6
22/04/2017 19 Whit – Iain Banks 6
21/01/2017 18 The Optimist’s Daughter – Eudora Welty 9
15/10/2016 17 On the Beach – Nevil Shute 6
16/07/2016 16 The Dud Avocado – Elaine Dundy 8
16/04/2016 15 All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque 8
16/01/2016 14 Passing – Nella Larsen 9
21/11/2015 13 The Tin Drum – Gunter Grass 7
15/08/2015 12 I know why the caged bird sings – Maya Angelou 7.5
16/05/2015 11 Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin 8
21/02/2015 10 The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West 8.5
20/09/2014 9 Stoner – John Williams 7
17/05/2014 8 The Awakening – Kate Chopin 8
18/01/2014 7 The Wapshot Chronicles – John Cheever 5
19/10/2013 6 Their eyes were watching God – Zora Neale Hurston 6.5
20/07/2013 5 Mason and Dixon – Thomas Pynchon 4
20/04/2013 4 O Pioneer – Willa Cather 7
19/01/2013 3 The City and the Pillar – Gore Vidal 7
01/09/2012 2 The Paris Wife – Paula Mclain 4
19/05/2012 1 Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conon Doyle 7
It’s book club Jim…just not as we know it

8 thoughts on “LBC 3 READS Book Club

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  5. Hi there
    I’m keen to join the book club – can you let me know if there is a process for accepting new members?
    Thanks!
    Tamsin

    • Hello! We’d love for you to join us!
      There’s no process beyond getting the link for the zoom call. If you email me or send a hello via twitter, I’ll be able to pass on the link for next month. We’ve three book clubs – two monthly and one every other month. Have a look and see which one you’d like to attend and let me know 😀

    • Hi Tamsin,
      No process beyond join the zoom call and say hi!

      Or upcoming books for LBC3Reads are:
      17-07 Gaudy Night – Dorothy L Sayers (Lord Peter Whimsey Series)
      18-09 Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day – Winifred Watson
      20-11 Divine Secret of the Yaya Sisterhood – Rebecca Wells
      At 12:30pm for roughly an hour and a half each.

      If you need any more details, drop me an email (LeedsBookClub @ gmail.com) or send a tweet to @leedsbookclub

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