The Waterline Community Book Chat is back for 2023!
We had a lovely chat at the Waterline Library in Grantville on Saturday 7th January. Everyone enjoyed scones just out of the oven with a cuppa!
Annie reviewed ‘The Woman in the Library‘ by Sulari Gentill. She took a little while to get into it as it involved a novelist writing a novel about a novelist writing a novel, so got a bit confusing at the start, but once that was sorted out, it was an enjoyable murder mystery.
Anneli liked ‘The Keeper of Lost Things‘ by Ruth Hogan. There were lots of threads to the story that came together in a satisfying conclusion.
Libby discussed ‘The Canary Keeper‘ by Clare Carson. This book is set in Scotland in the early 1900’s. It is very cleverly written, leading you in all sorts of directions, with characters that felt like real people and Libby thoroughly enjoyed it.
Di liked ‘Debbie Shore’s Sewing Room Secrets : machine sewing : top tips and techniques for successful sewing’. Di said, ‘Did you know that you can sharpen your scissors by cutting tin foil, or make a needle easier to thread by spraying hairspray on the cotton? And that is just the start of the useful hints in this book’.
Rhoda recommended ‘The Girl in the Painting‘ by Tea Cooper. Fascinating historical fiction with lots of family drama.
Roz discussed ‘Klara and the Sun‘ by Kazuo Ishiguro. It made her think about how the growth of artificial intelligence will affect our world. It was beautifully put together and the story flowed well.
Jenny enjoyed ‘Tick Tock‘ by Simon Mayo, a thriller about a pandemic set in post-COVID England. A race against the clock, suspenseful and all too real.
You can join us at the next Waterline Community Library Book Chat on Saturday 4 February at 10.30am. Bring along a book, audiobook or e-book to share or simply listen to some great recommendations!