Cherwell and Avon Book Group

Reading colourThe Cherwell and Avon Book Group for Bath-based Oxford University alumni was founded by Deborah Collins, Anna Sabine-Newlyn and James Ellis. The first gathering was in May 2017 and the group has been meeting every month (ish) since.

To be read:

  • “From a Low and Quiet Sea” by Donal Ryan


  • “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson
  • “One on One” by Craig Brown
  • “A God in Ruins” by Kate Atkinson
  • “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid
  • “Map of the Invisible World” by Tash Aw
  • “Winter” by Ali Smith
  • “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles
  • “Ghost Wall” by Sarah Moss
  • “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders
  • “Happenstance” by Carol Shields
  • “The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton
  • “Bartleby the Scrivener” by Herman Melville
  • “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman
  • “Exposure” by Helen Dunmore
  • “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante
  • “Super Sad True Love Story” by Gary Shteyngart
  • “Bad Blood: A Walk Along the Irish Border” by Colm Tóibín
  • “The Wife” by Meg Wolitzer
  • “We Need to Talk About Kevin” by Lionel Shriver
  • “A Perfectly Good Man” by Patrick Gale
  • “I Burn Paris” by Bruno Jasieński
  • “At Freddie’s” by Penelope Fitzgerald
  • “Dead Souls” by Nikolay Gogol
  • “A Very British Scandal” by John Preston
  • “The Good People” by Hannah Kent
  • “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman
  • “A Country Road, A Tree” by Jo Baker
  • “Different Class” by Joanne Harris
  • “Hag Seed” by Margaret Atwood
  • “The Reader on the 6.27” by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent