City WI Book Club 2013 Reading List

City WI meets on the third Tuesday of the month (after our main WI meeting), at 7pm at the Malt Cross (upstairs in the prayer room). Please get in touch on the blog or by emailing us –, if you’re interested in coming along.

Donna Tartt, The Secret History

Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

A.S. Byatt, Possession: A Romance

Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist

Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project

Laurie Lee, Cider with Rosie

D.H. Lawrence, The Rainbow

Mass Ob Archives, Nella Last’s War: The Second World War Diaries of Housewife 49

Emma Donaghue, Room

Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis

February meeting recap


Last week we held our February meeting. The weather was horrendous, snowy and very slippery! Despite the weather a good crowd of members turned up, thanks for braving the cold 🙂


(Natalie and Trista modelling their sashes with the raffle prizes)

It was the third birthday of the WI and we also went through official things like a summary of all the activities we crammed into last year and speeches from other committee members.

We also held a bake off as part of our birthday celebration and everything looked and tasted delicious. We all gorged ourselves on cake before voting for a best biscuit/slice and best cake.

The winner of the cake category was Emma’s tangy mojito cake, with its lime curd filling, mint icing and a dash of rum it was very much enjoyed!


The winner of the biscuit category was Laura’s Nanaimo bars (does anyone out there know how to pronounce this!?), which are apparently a Canadian national treasure.DSCN2213

Trista  made some amazing Bakewell Butter. It is seriously addictive stuff, I have been spreading it over biscuits or eating it straight from the spoon…yum!


  feb collage

Mmmm, tasty Lamingtons, brownies and moreish Nutella cookies. Erin and Trista look very happy at the sight of all that cake!

It was a lovely way to celebrate another year of the Nottingham City WI.

Hope to see you at our next meeting in March


One week to go until City WI turns three!

We have just one week to go until the Nottingham City WI turns three. I hope you have plenty of ideas of what you would like to bake for the Bake Off. We can only wish that Paul Hollywood will drop by!

See you soon