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Reading Gay Men’s Book Club

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Book List

The books we have read and any other activity we have tried.

Books for the year 2013

  • October

    “Cooking with Fernet Branca” by James Hamilton-Paterson

  • September

    “Alternatives to Sex” by Stephen McCauley

  • August

    (No Meeting)

  • July

    “Scenes from an Early Life” by Philip Hensher

  • June

    “When You Were Me” by Robert Rodi

  • May

    (No Meeting)

  • April

    “Turn of the Screw” by Henry James.

  • March

    “Captain Corelli's Mandolin” by by Louis H. P. de Bernières-Smar

  • February

    (No Meeting)

  • January

    “I Must Confess” by Rupert Smith.

Books for the year 2012

  • December

    Poetry Reading

  • November

    “A Single Man” by Christopher Isherwood.

  • October

    (No Meeting)

  • September

    “The City and the Pillar” by Gore Vidal.

  • August

    “Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli ” by Ronald Firbank.

  • July

    (No Meeting)

  • June

    “Tommy's Tale” by Alan Cumming.

  • May

    “The Other Hand” by Chris Cleave.

  • April

    “Price of Temptation” by M.J Pearson.

  • March

    “Stars' Tennis Balls ” by Stephen Fry.

  • February

    (No Meeting)

  • January

    “Separate Tables ” by Sir Terence Rattigan.

Books for the year 2011

  • December

    (No meeting)

  • November

    “Gypsy Boy” by Mikey Walsh.

  • October

    “Hallucinating Foucault” by Patricia Duncker.

  • September

    “Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star” by Rich Merritt.

  • August

    “My Brother and His Brother” by Hakan Lindquist.

  • July

    “Virtually Normal” by Andrew Sullivan.

  • June

    “Goodbye to Berlin” by Christopher Isherwood.

  • May

    “The Front Runner” by Patricia Nell Warren.

  • April

    (No Meeting)

  • March

    “My Lives” by Edmund White

  • February

    “As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning” by Laurie Lee

  • January

    “The Slap” by Christos Tsiolkas

Books for the year 2010

  • December

    Poetry Evening

  • November

    “The Indian Clerk” by David Leavitt

  • October

    “My Undoing” by Aiden Shaw

  • September

    “The Facts of Life” by Patrick Gale

  • August

    (No meeting)

  • July

    “Dancer from the Dance” by Andrew Holleran

  • June

    “Call Me” by P. P. Hartnett

  • May

    “Our lady of the flowers” by Jean Genet

  • April

    “The Bell” by Iris Murdoch.

  • March

    “Lord Berners the last eccentric” by Mark Amory

  • February

    “Arms of Nemesis” by Steven Saylor

  • January

    “The Charioteer” by Mary Renault

Books for the year 2009

  • December

    Poetry Evening

  • November

    “The Story of the Night” by Colm Toibin

  • October

    “A Short Walk from Harrods” by Dirk Bogarde

  • September

    “Line of Fire” by Brian Paddick

  • August

    “Ready to catch him should he fall” by Neil Bartlett.

  • July

    “2 cycles from Dante's Inferno"

  • June

    “Chance Witness”by Matthew Parris

  • May

    “Of Human Bondage” by Somerset Maugham

  • April

    (No meeting)

  • March

    “Giovanni's Room” by James Baldwin

  • February

    “The immoralist” by Gide

  • January

    “Death in Venice” and "Tonio Kröger" by Thomas Mann

Books for the year 2008

  • December

    Poetry Evening

  • November

    “Well of loneliness” by Radclyffe Hall

  • October

    “The portrait of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde

  • September

    “Beautiful People” by Simon Doonan

  • August

    Visit to the Hadrian Exhibition at the British Museum

  • July

    “Brideshead Revisited” by Evelyn Waugh

  • June

    “Rites of Passage” by William Golding

  • May

    “Holding the man” by Timothy Conigrave

  • April

    (No meeting)

  • March

    “The Lost Language of Cranes” by David Leavitt

  • February

    “Moab is my washpot” by Stephen Fry

  • January

    “The soul of indiscretion” by Francis Wheen

Books for the year 2007

  • December

    A Play Reading chosen from the plays of Tennessee Williams

  • November

    “The Exiled Collector” by Anne Sebba

  • October

    Poetry Evening

  • September

    “Memoirs of Hadrian” by Marguerite Yourcenar

  • August

    Outing to visit Charleston Manor

  • July

    “Parents Worry” by Gerard Reve

  • June

    “Mysterious Skin” by Scott Heim

  • May

    The Collected Short Stories of Saki

  • April

    “Now and then” by Williamm Corbett

  • March

    “Slab Rat” by Ted Heller

  • February

    “The Vesuvius Club” by William Gatiss

  • January

    “Hindoo Holiday” by J.R. Ackerley

Books for the year 2006

  • December

    Play Reading chosen from Joe Orton's short plays

  • November

    Poetry Evening

  • October

    “In the Absence of Men” by Luc Besson

  • September

    “Tales of the City” by Armistead Maupin

  • August

    “The Temple” by Stephen Spender

  • July

    “Running with Scissors” by Augusten Burroughs

  • June

    “The Last Fine Summer” by John McKenna

  • May

    “The Dandelion Clock” by Jay Mandal

  • April

    “The pupil” by Caro Fraser

  • March

    “Break, Break, Break” by Nick Lawson

  • February

    “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx

  • January

    “The lantern bearers” by Ronald Frame

Books for the year 2005

  • December

    Play reading

  • November

    “Dorian” by Will Self

  • October

    “Toast” by Nigel Slater

  • September

    (None Listed)

  • August

    “Maurice” by EM Forster

  • July

    “Alf” by Bruno Vogel

  • June

    “Rainbow Boys” by Sanchez, Alex

  • May

    “Rough Music” by Patrick Gale

  • April

    “Sucking Sherbet Lemons” by Michael Carson

  • March

  • February

  • January

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