KGH BOOK CLUBS

We have two book clubs at KGH – one sharing leisure reading and the other looking at books themed around leadership.

If you would like to join us for either club, please email m.theaker@nhs.net for details. 

General Book Club 

We meet most months to discuss a nominated book but also to revel in books, reading and sharing ideas. We are always open to new members.   

Online Leadership Book Club meeting – 18th March 2021

The next Leadership Book Club will be on Thursday 18th March  – a virtual meeting at 20:00.   The Book to be discussed is ‘Remote: office not required’   by David Heinemeier Hansson Remote: Office Not Required combines eye-opening ideas with entertaining Read More …

Book review: Old Baggage

The general feeling was that Old Baggage by Lisa Hall was disappointing –  it was an easy read which was certainly appreciated, but a bit light and fluffy and touching on a lot of potentially interesting topics without going below Read More …

Book review: Once upon a river

Once upon a river’ was a magical, fairy-tale read – Diane Setterfield’s storytelling is powerful and allows you to suspend disbelief.  Set in the nineteenth century on the upper Thames it starts at the winter solstice, and whilst the regulars at Read More …

Book review: Where the crawdads sing

‘Where the crawdads sing’ was an engaging read. Delia Owens has created a memorable character in Kya and the detail in her writing conjures the North Carolina marshes and their wildlife in exquisite detail. The story combines a murder investigation Read More …

Book review: The silver dark sea

‘The silver dark sea’ by Susan Fletcher is a tale set on the island of Parla, a remote community a two hour ferry trip from the mainland. Although it isn’t made explicit it has the feel of a Scottish island. Read More …

Book Review – The Stories

We hadn’t read any short stories previously so Jane Gardam’s collection ‘The Stories’ was a departure for us. Gardam’s writing is lovely – full of detail and gentle humour and great insight. The stories are very English although covering a Read More …

Book review – The Century Girls

The Century Girls by Tessa Dunlop was published to coincide with the anniversary of the first votes for women in this country. It interweaves the stories of six very different women mainly born during WW1 who have celebrated their 100th Read More …

Book review – The Baltimore Boys

We all enjoyed ‘The Baltimore Boys’ by Joel Dicker. It was originally written in French, but it still feels very rooted in its setting. It tells the tale of 3 boys – cousins Marcus and Hillel and Hillel’s adopted brother Read More …