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Book Recommendations by U3A members

Thank you to those U3A members who have shared their "good reads" with me this month. Here is a selection for June that you might enjoy.

  • GENERAL FICTION

    The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
    A classic masterpiece, it's a spellbinding epic tale from 12th century onwards. It begins with Tom, a humble stone mason, who eventually becomes an architect. The tale develops into a constant medieval battle between good and evil. It's a real page-turner!

    The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris
    The 4th in the Chocolat series but can be read as a stand alone novel.
    4 stars
  • DETECTIVE SERIES

    The Dr Ruth Galloway series by Elly Griffths
    13 books, set in the salt marshes of North Norfolk.
    Best read in order
    5 stars

    The Cherringham Mysteries by Neil Richards and Matthew Costello
  • FANTASY
    La Bells Sauvage by Philip Pullman
    His latest, written for adults
  • HISTORICAL NOVELS
    Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
    Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel
    The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel
    Trilogy detailing the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell
  • NON FICTION
    The Bohemians by Virginia Nicholson
    5 stars

    Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley
    5 stars
  • AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
    Becoming by Michelle Obama
    5stars

    This Boy by Alan Johnson (and subsequent books)
    4.5stars

Look out for more suggestions next month!
If you have any recommendations that you would like to share with us, please email me on
BookClubThrapstonU3A@gmail.com
Celia Busby