Welcome to the Love your Doorstep Book Club

The book club takes place once a month on a Monday night at 8pm at the Queens Head pub in Winchmore Hill.

Next Meeting: Monday 14th Jan at 8pm at the Queens head pub

This months read is "When God was a rabbit" by Sarah Winman.

New people are welcome to the group if you are interested in joining a book club, we are a friendly bunch and it's totally FREE! X

 

Its a really lovely book club with a varied age group of people.

It's a lovely way of meeting new friends, as well as discussing the books we read we also have a good old natter about anything and everything!

We are a really friendly group and welcome all members with open arms!

Run by Kalia Costa

 

 

 

PIGEON ENGLISH
by Stephen Kelman  
score-7/10

 

This book is about the life of an 11 year old boy called Harrison Opuku, who came over to the UK from Ghana with  his mother and 14 year old sister called Lydia for a better life.The whole book is being narrated by Harrison in his own voice, he is a very naive and childish character and has a very distinctive choice of words which are sometimes quite funny. The book highlights what life would be like living on a council estate and how vunerable children like Harrison are to the dangers around him.

The book reminded us all about the sad story of 10 year Damilola Tailor who sadly was killed on the council estate where he lived.

 

 


 

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
by Mitch Albom 
score 8.5/10

 

This was a very heart warming book, which proved to be quite popular amongst our book club members, it is a true story written from the heart. When the auther Mitch Albom gets reconnected with his old college professor Morrie Schwatz after many years, Mitch discovers that Morrie is suffering with a condition called ALS otherwise known as Motor Neorones Desease and Mitch feels incredibly guilty for having lost touch with Morrie for so many years. They rekindle their friendship and arrange for Mitch to visit Morrie every Tuesday for lessons in his home, Morrie teaches Mitch lessons in Phylosophy etc his stories are so uplifting  and on a very spiritual level from a dieing man. Mitch visits Morrie until his dieing days. This book is very sad, yet teaches us all alot of lessons and makes you really think and puts things into perspective, a very well written book.

 

 


 

YESTERDAYS SUN
by Amanda Brook 
score 6/10

 

This was a story about a couple of newly weds Holy and Tom, who move into there dream home, soon after they move in they embark on a moon dial in the garden that lay undiscovered under an over growth of shrubs. Holy also discovers a box which contains an orb which belongs to the moon dial. One evening after taking a little walk down to the garden Holy discovers that the moon dial has a special power of Showing Holy her future, a future which is not good, and Holy has a few very important decisions to make. I wont go too much more into the story as I dont want to ruin the story for you.

 

 

 


 

THE HELP
by Kathryn Stockett 
score 8/10

 

This was a much loved book amongst our members, a beautifully written book set in the 1960's in Jackson Mississippi about the life of African-American Nannys/maids looking after the children and households of white families, chapter by chapter narrated by each of  the characters with their fabulous African-American accents, the book highlights how these maids are constantly miss treated  and the rascism they encounter, yet they continue to love the children and bring them up fondly and manage to hold their own families together. A very heart warming book with characters come alive and grow to love, a book you dont want to put down, and a book you never want to end!

 

 

 

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Classic Reads

Enid Blyton

The Magic Faraway Tree series

The Famous Five series

The Secret Seven Series

Mallory Towers Series

St Clare’s Series

 

Roald Dahl

All

 

Noel Streatfield

White Boots

Ballet Shoes

Apple Bough

 

Nina Baldwin

Carries War

 

Roger Hargreaves

Mr Men

 

Jill Murphy

The Worst Witch Series

 

Janet Ahlburg

Ha Ha Bonk Joke Book

Peepo

Each Peach Pear Plum

 

Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are

 

Alf Proysen and Hilda Offen

Mrs Pepperpot series

 

Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

Dick Bruna

Miffy

 

Spike Milligan

Bad Jelly the witch

 

Susan Coolidge

What Katy Did series

 

EB White

Charlotte’s Webb

 

Joyce Lankester Bricely

Milly Molly Mandy series

 

Kenneth Graham

The Wind in the Willows

 

Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Longstocking

 

E Nesbit

Five Children and It

 

Johanna Spyri

Heidi

 

Dorothy Edwards

My Naughty Little Sister series

 

AA Milne

Winnie the Pooh Series

 

L Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables Series

 

Jean Adamson

Topsy and Tim

 

Ted Hughes

The Iron Giant

 

Ursuala Moray Williams

The Bogwoppit

 

Laura Ingells Wilder

Little House on the Prairie

 

CS Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia

 

Julie Andrews Edwards

The Last of The Really Great Whangdoodles

 

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden

 

Louisa May Alcott

Little Women

 

Paul Zindel

The Undertaker’s Gone Bananas

 

Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul

Winnie the Witch

Michael Bond

The Paddington Series

 

Elinor M Brent-Dyer

The Chalet School Series

 

Ian Serrailler

The Silver Sword

 

 

Pat Hutchins

The House that Sailed Away

 

Anthony Buckeridge

Jennings Series

 

Arthur Ransome

Swallows and Amazon

 

Judith Kerr

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

The Tiger who came to Tea

 

David McKee

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

 

 

Beatrix Potter

Any

 

 

Geoffrey Trease

Any

 

Richard Scarry

Any

 

Hans Christian Anderson

Any

 

Usborne Books

The Curse of the Lost Idol

The Story of the nutcracker

Stories for Boys

Under the Ground

The Penny Dreadful Series

The Oliver Moon Series

 

 

Teen reads

Judy Blume

Are you there God,  It’s me Margaret?

Otherwise known as Sheila the Great

Superfudge

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

 

Francine Pascal

Sweet Valley High Series

 

JD Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

 

Virginia Andrews

Flowers in the Attic

 

Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew

Modern Greats

 

Sam Mc Bratney

Guess how much I love you?

 

Michelle Robinson

Goodnight Digger

 

Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo

Zog

All other titles

 

Giles Andrae

Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants

 

 

Michael Morpurgo

Any

 

 

Dr Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham

Oh the Places You’ll go

All other titles

 

 

Rod Campbell

Dear Zoo

 

Sam Lloyd

Vincent the Vain

Calm Down Boris

 

Malory Blackman

Noughts and Crosses

 

Compiled by Charlotte Whelan of Oakwood Tutoring from recommendations by Love Your Doorstep Enfield

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