In our January Digital Book Club we discussed sex, travel and the beat generation via Jack Kerouac, dissected Dickens, contemplated murder with TV host Richard Osman, looked at a monk’s guide to meditation and reached for the moon with the help of astronaut Tim Peake.
It was a lively, entertaining discussion on the wide range of book choices; but the conversation also turned to life in lockdown and life in general. Helka talked eloquently on how Jack Kerouac’s beat generation lifestyle had influenced her own life, while Ann spoke on how Dickens used storytelling in Bleak House and compared it to modern life during this pandemic.
Recent titles such as Richard Osman’s murder mystery showed that there’s much more to Richard than being a Pointless quiz show host, while the recently published A Monk’s Guide to Happiness proved that meditation can help us through these tough times. As usual with DBC (Digital Book Club), the choices were varied and the conversation hugely enjoyable. The complete list of book choices: