Five members of Book Club 6 met online for their first virtual meeting on 21st April. We had an enjoyable half hour where we talked about ‘The Aosawa Murders’ by Riku Onda and ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ by Christy Lefteri. The Aosawa Murders scored 14.5 out of 25. The general agreement was that it had been an interesting book to read as the structure of the book was different from the normal murder mystery formula and had made them pay close attention to who was speaking as the narrative changed from chapter to chapter. One member said that she had really enjoyed it and would be passing it on to her father to read.
The Beekeeper of Aleppo was a tremendous hit with all the group. It is set in Syria during the refugee crisis and describes the journey to the UK. It was described as one of these books that you have to read; not a happy book given the context, but one which is full of humanity and hope. Everyone raved about this book and will definitely be recommending to family and friends. Overall score was 5/5 Highly recommended.
Thanks so much to everyone who managed to take part and thank you all for your continuing support to the Bookhouse. Keep Well. Keep safe. Keep reading. See you all again soon. Any questions about accessing the virtual book clubs or any other query please don't hesitate to get in touch.