Casterton Book Group


Casterton WI Book Group

Our light-hearted book group currently has ten members and meets monthly, in the afternoon, on the first Wednesday of the month (which is the same day as our evening WI meeting).


We do not have to buy the books as they are supplied by Cumbria Libraries. A new book is issued every other month. Cumbria Libraries supplies a list annually from which we can choose our books for the next year.


We tend to meet in a cafĂ© (e.g. Ireby Farm, Beetham Nurseries, Casterton Golf Club, Churchmouse Cheeses) and we give our opinions on the book we have just read.  If we don’t like the book, some of us don’t bother to finish it! We always enjoy our chat and a cup of tea and sometimes we are indulgent and have some cake.



Please contact Kay Stockdale if you would like to come along.


BOOKS FOR 2019


Jan/Feb:             
Frances Hardinge
The Lie Tree
Mar/Apr:
Jessie Burton
The Muse
May/June: 
Sue Gee
Reading In Bed
July/Aug:            
Alan JohnsonPlease Mister Postman
Sept/Oct:           
Jennifer DonnolleyA Gathering Light
Nov/Dec:     
Virginia IronsideNo! I Don't Want To Join A Bookclub



The Lie Tree

The Muse

Reading in Bed

Please, Mister Postman

A Gathering Light

No! I Don't Want to Join a Bookclub


BOOKS FOR 2018


Jan/Feb:             
Judith Allnatt
The Moon Field
Mar/Apr:
Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things
May/June: 
Jessie Burton
The Miniaturist
July/Aug:            
Jojo Moyes
The Girl You Left Behind
Sept/Oct:           
Salley Vickers Cousins
Nov/Dec:     
Kate AdieNobody's Child






















BOOKS FOR 2017


Jan/Feb:             
 Annie Weir
Judith wants to be your Friend
Mar/Apr:
Hannah Rothschild
 The Improbability of Love
May/June: 
J L Carr
Month in the Country
July/Aug:            
Tracy Chevalier
Falling Angels
Sept/Oct:           
Laura BarnettVersions of Us
Nov/Dec:     
Anne BronteThe Tenant of Wildfell Hall























BOOKS FOR 2016


Jan/Feb:             
Elena Ferrante
My Brilliant Friend
Mar/Apr:
Sally Magnusson
Where Memories Go
May/June: 
Diana Athill
Instead of a Book
July/Aug:            
Lissa Evans
Crooked Heart
Sept/Oct:           
The Countess of Caernarvon
Lady Catherine and the real Downton Abbey
Nov/Dec:     
James Rebanks
The Shepherd’s Life



















Some 2015 photos:






The Book Group enjoying tea at Plato's - February 2015







Sue and Annie with one of the books


Annie with a book

Our Books for 2015 were:


January and February


March and April



May and June



July and August
September and October


November and December
Books read in 2014

Jan/Feb:             
 Jo Baker
The Telling
Mar/Apr:
Sue Gee
 Last Fling
May/June: 
Jane Harris
 Gillespie and I
July/Aug:            
Rosie Thomas        
Iris and Ruby
Sept/Oct:           
Vikram Seth                      
An Equal Music
Nov/Dec:     
 Sheila Hancock
 Just Me









Books read in 2013

Jan/Feb:             
Elizabeth Chadwick
Shadows and Strongholds
Mar/Apr:
Laurie Graham                 
The Importance of Being Kennedy
May/June: 
Jeremy Paxman               
The English: A Portrait of a People
July/Aug:            
Arthur Ransome              
Swallows and Amazons
Sept/Oct:           
Alison Weir                        
Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England
Nov/Dec:     
 Hans Fallada
 Alone in Berlin






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