Ros Ephraim I’m currently reading The Music Shop  by Rachel Joyce. I’ve recently read and enjoyed January Man by Christopher Somerville, Where Poppies Blow by John Lewis Stempel, How to Stop Time by Matt Haig,  Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk by Kathleen Rooney, Client Earth by James Thornton and Martin Goodman, Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer, The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, The Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore.

Hilary Jones Currently reading Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Then I’ll be reading Client Earth by James Thornton and Martin Goodman.

Natasha Savage (currently studying for a BSc at Bangor University) Currently re-reading The Dark Tower:The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King in preparation for the movie. I’ve recently enjoyed re-reading Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling.

Alun Ephraim (studying for a PhD at Bangor University) Curently reading India by V.S. Naipaul, and The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1915 by Richard J Evans. I’ve recently enjoyed Falcon by Helen Macdonald, Out of Time by Peter Chapman, The Lightless Sky by Gulwali Passarlay, Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco, The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf

Heather Millar (now working in London) I’m currently reading The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss (2nd in series). I have just finished The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (1st of the series), Magician by Raymond E. Feist, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.


Some of Our Favourite Books

Ros Ephraim Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy, Persuasion by Jane Austen, H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton; Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach; The Last Runaway by Tracey Chevalier, The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult, The Box of Delights by John Masefield, History of Loneliness by John Boyne.

Hilary Jones How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn, Any of the Merrily Watkins books by Phil Rickman; The Trumpet Major by Thomas Hardy; Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough; On The Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin

Heather Millar The Night Circus by by Erin Morgenstern, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell; The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon; How they Met by David Levithan

Natasha Savage Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley,
Return of The King by JRR Tolkien, Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

‘Books are the carriers of civilisation. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.’

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)