Join our walking book group in 2020! WE ARE MEETING VIA ZOOM DURING THE LOCKDOWN
A first for York, our monthly walks are a great opportunity to share and talk about interesting books you have read, meet friendly local people and discover easy walks, and the best cafes in York.
Three easy steps:
- Read a book around a theme
- Walk and talk about your book and hear about what others have read
- Enjoy a chat in a café afterwards
We offer some suggestions for books which come largely from the library catalogue and our leader’s knowledge and love of books, but there is no requirement to read any of these, feel free to bring memories of your own reading on the theme.
We meet 10am, first Thursday of the month, online. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Everyone is welcome!
Thursday 5 November- theme is: Weather
This month’s topic is a wide and varied one. Your interpretation. Also this month we are encouraging you to walk and tell us about your walking as well as your book at our November meeting.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón: The Shadow of the Wind
Dorothy L. Sayers: Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey series; book 2)
Khaled Hosseini: A Thousand Splendid Suns
P. G. Wodehouse: Summer Lightning (Blandings Castle; book 4)
David Guterson: Snow Falling on Cedars
Thomas Pynchon: Gravity’s Rainbow
David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas
Sarah Emily Miano: Encyclopaedia of Snow
Elizabeth Peters: Thunder in the Sky (Amelia Peabody series; book 12)
Annie Proulx: The Shipping News
Orhan Pamuk: Snow
Kenneth Grahame: The Wind in the Willows
Marion Zimmer Bradley: The Mists of Avalon
Eva Gates: Reading Up a Storm (Lighthouse Library mystery; book 3)
Joseph Conrad: The Typhoon
Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Half of a Yellow Sun
Margaret Mitchell: Gone With the Wind
D. H. Lawrence: The Rainbow
Dian Fossey: Gorillas in the Mist
Charlie Connelly: Attention All Shipping: A Journey around the Shipping Forecast
Lauren Redniss: Thunder & Lightning. Weather Past, Present and Future.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Wind, Sand and Stars
Cynthia Barnett: Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
William Wordsworth: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
Louis Macneice: The Sunlight on the Garden
Emily Dickinson: Snow Flakes
Robert Frost: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
William Shakespeare: The Tempest
Cartoon and picture books:
Mo Willems: You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When it Monsoons: The World on One Cartoon a Day
Tom Lichtenheld: Cloudette
Alvin Tresselt: Rain Drop Splash
We are looking for volunteers to help us run the walks, so do get in touch if you are interested – see volunteer role description here.
If you’d like to find out more, talk to us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Beautiful way to spend an hour. Gave me a warm glow that lasted the rest of the day”. Katrina.