Beware of the stories you read or tell;
subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness,
they are altering your world.
– Ben Okri


Second Circle – reading list

Find below a Reading List for the Second Circle with some reviews.  We meet approximately every six weeks.  Click on any title in blue to read the review.  I hope you enjoy browsing.




Our next meeting is Tuesday, 25th May


The Wadebridge Bookshop, up the street from the Molesworth Arms, invites people in to browse. They have many bestsellers, non-fictionclassics, an extensive children’s section and one of the largest collections of Books About Cornwall available anywhere – in the shop and online.

In this digital age, a book is an especially thoughtful gift. If you are looking for a special present, a beautiful book could be just the thing.


The Joke   by Milan Kundera – May
The Hours of the Night   by Sue Gee – April
Bliss   by Peter Carey – March
The Poisenwood Bible   by Barbara Kingsolver – February

Silas Marner   by George Eliot – December
The Light of Evening   by Edna O’Brien – October
Gertrude   by Herman Hesse – September
A Week in December   by Sebastian Faulks – July
The Good Doctor   by Damon Galgut – June
Little Dorrit   by Charles Dickens – May
The Coroner’s Lunch   by Colin Cotterill – March
Timbuktu   by Paul Auster – February

An Italian Education   by Tim Parks – November
The Grass Is Singing   by Doris Lessing – September
On Beauty   by Zadie Smith – July
The Day of the Triffids   by John Wyndham – June
The Prince   by Nicolo Machiavelli – April
Trespass   by Rose Tremain – March
The Radetzky March   by Joseph Roth – January

The God of Small Things   by Arundhati Roy – December
Stoner   by John Williams – October
Sputnik Sweetheart   by Haruki Murakami – August
Short Stories by Alice Munro and by Anton Chekhov – July
The Post Office Girl   by Stefan Zweig – May
Miss Garnet’s Angel   by Salley Vickers – April
The Birthday Boys   by Beryl Bainbridge – March
The Waves   by Virginia Woolf – January

December conventus
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet   by David Mitchell – November
The Wasp Factory   by Iain Banks – September
A Fine Balance   by Rohinton Mistry – July
The Pursuit of Love   by Nancy Mitford – June
The Accidental   by Ali Smith – April
The Marsh Arabs   by Wilfred Thesiger – March
Disgrace   by J. M. Coetzee – January

A Visit from the Goon Squad   by Jennifer Egan – December
To Kill A Mockingbird   by Harper Lee – November
Scoop   by Evelyn Waugh – September
The Sense of an Ending   by Julian Barnes – August
The Quiet American   by Graham Greene – June
Madame Bovary   by Gustave Flaubert – May
The Plague   by Albert Camus – April
The Glass Room   by Simon Mawer – March
The Memory of Love   by Aminatta Forna – January

Brodeck’s Report   by Philippe Claudel – November
Perfume: The Story of A Murderer   by Patrick Süskind – October
Imperium   by Robert Harris – August
Heart of Darkness   by Joseph Conrad – July
Saturday   by Ian McEwan – May
Notes from an Exhibition   by Patrick Gale – April

Organizational meeting – March

Go to the Withiel Book Circle reveiws.




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