Read With Me… May 2020 Book Club Choices

Come read with me…the tales before bedtime book club

We read to know we are not alone.”

William Nicholson

SIX STORIES by Matt Wesolowski


1997. Scarclaw Fell. the body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound center. Verdict? Misadventue. But not everyone is convinced.

2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivalled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him a cult internet figure.

In a series of six interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of idle teenmagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries’ mysterious death.

A chilling, unpredicatable and startling thriller, Six Stories is also a classic murder mystery with a modern twist, and a devastating ending.



The world is messing with our minds.

Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index.

  • How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad?
  • How do we stay human in a technological world?
  • How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious?

After experiencing years of anxiety and panic attacks, these questions became urgent matters if life and death for Matt Haig. And he began to look for the link between what he felt and the world around him. Notes on a Nervous Planet is a personal and vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the twenty-first century.

DAISY by J P Henderson


MEET DAISY A picture of grace and dignity

MEET HEROD A… disappointment

Written in his own words, and guided by a man whocollects glasses in a local pub, this is the story of Herod ‘Rod’ Pinkney’s search for Daisy Lamprich, a young woman he first sees on a decade-old episode of the Judge Judy Show, and whom he now intends to marry.

When Daisy is located in the coastal city of Huntington Beach, California, Herod travels there with his good friend and next-door neighbour, Donald, a man who once fought in the tunnels of Cu Chi during the Vietnam War and who now spends most of his time in Herod’s basement.

Herod is confident that the outcome will be favourable, but there’s a problem…

Will the course of true love ever run smoothly for this unlikely hero?

Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

Published by Orenda Books.

Available in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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notes on a nervous planet by matt haig

Published by Canongate Books.

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Daisy by JP henderson

Published by No Exit Press

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Over to you…

So these are our May titles. I do hope that something catches your interest and tempts you to read them. I’ll be posting more information and kicking off the chat on all three titles during May. If you’d like to stay up to date with posts then be sure to subscribe to my blog.

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Happy Reading!


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