Second Circle

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

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

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.