The next meeting of the Normanby Book Club will be on Wednesday 24th May at 1pm in the Stableyard Café. Each month the group will select a book to read which will be loaned free of charge by North Lincolnshire Library Service. The following month the group will meet to discuss the book in the friendly environment of the Stableyard Cafe at Normanby Hall Country Park. The chosen book will be shared on this page so that you can keep up with what we are reading even if you aren’t able to attend all the sessions. The full reading list can be found at the bottom of the page. If you would like to join the group, please email or send a Facebook message. The book that will be discussed at the May meeting is;  ‘The curious incident of the dog in the night-time’ by Mark Haddon



‘The curious incident of the dog in the night-time’ by Mark Haddon

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger’s Syndrome. He knows a great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour’s dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.


Books that have already been discussed by the Normanby Book Club are:
  • Notes from an Exhibition – Patrick Gale
  • The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
  • Perdita, the Life of Mary Robinson – Paula Byrne
  • The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes
  • Saturday – Ian McEwan
  • The Accidental – Ali Smith
  • The Blue Book – A. L. Kennedy
  • Mr Golightly’s Holiday – Salley Vickers
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
  • The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets – Eva Rice
  • A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  • Instructions for a Heatwave, Maggie O’Farrell
  • NW, Zadie Smith
  • The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
  • The People on Privilege Hill, Jane Gardam
  • Middle Age, Joyce Carol Oates
Forthcoming book club dates:
  • 24th May
  • 21st June


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