The Reader at Calderstones has been ‘Recalled to Life’ – here’s what we’ll be reading this year
This year, because of the refurbishment and opening of Calderstones Mansion House, our Big Idea is 'Recalled to Life'.
To help us experience and think about that big idea, we've put together a reading list to help us programme activity around each book. The phrase 'recalled to life' comes from Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, and we think we've found versions of people and things being recalled to life in all our chosen books.
We'll be offering Shared Reading groups, Readers' Days and other events on all of the books here (which you can find in our shop) over the course of the coming year. The programme for the Mansion is evolving, not fixed, and we'll be adding other books and activities as we go. Keep an eye on our What's Happening page for the latest events.
OUR READING LIST
September -Home, Marilynne Robinson
October - Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, Jeanette Winterson
November - Silas Marner, George Eliot
December - The Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare
January - The Unseen, Roy Jacobsen
February - Roots, Alex Hayley
March - Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
April - The Mouse and His Child, Russell Hoban
May - My Name is Why, Lemn Sissay
June - A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
July - Season of The Shadow, Leonora Miano
August - Milkman, Anna Burns
Happy reading and hope to see you soon,
Founder and Director.