November book club – The Girl Before

St Albans book club… The book we’ll discuss at our November book club is The Girl Before by JP Delaney. “Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in, [read more]

What to read next? Here’s our latest book club shortlist [Part 2]

A couple of times a year we put together a shortlist of books and our (Women Aloud St Albans) members vote on the ones they’d like to read for our monthly book club. The list includes books suggested by our members and those that have been bestsellers, up for literary awards, recommended by other book clubs or popular picks on sites like goodreads. Members of our Women [read more]

Book review | Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

For our February book club, we met at The Hare & Hounds pub and the book we discussed was Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon. The book is a bestselling psychological thriller that tells the story of two women whose lives unexpectedly become intertwined around an unsolved crime… “Alex is sinking. Slowly but surely, [read more]

What to read next? Here’s our book club shortlist [Part 1]

A couple of times a year we put together a shortlist of books and our (Women Aloud St Albans) members vote on the ones they’d like to read for our monthly book club. The list includes books suggested by our members and those that have been bestsellers, up for literary awards, recommended by other book clubs or popular picks on sites like goodreads. Members of our Women [read more]

Book review | The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood

The novel we discussed at September’s book club was ‘The Darkest Secret’ – written by Alex Marwood; the author of bestseller ‘The Wicked Girls’ and ‘The Killer Next Door’ (which is being adapted for film.) On a quick digression, Alex Marwood is actually not a real person. The author’s real name is Serena Mackesy and she first became [read more]

October 2016 book club

WOMEN ALOUD BOOK CLUB… The book we’ll discuss at October’s book club is ‘I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai’. “When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, [read more]

November 2016 book club

The book we’ll discuss at our November book club is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Not just another ‘disappearance thriller’ – this book gives us racial tensions, family secrets, marriage troubles… “Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfil the dreams they were unable to pursue [read more]