The College recently launched a new Twitter-based book group RCPsychReads, which aims to bring people together to discuss books and their insight into mental health issues.
Anyone is welcome to join, all you need is an interest in mental health and a passion for reading! The group will meet once a month online for a scheduled Twitter chat, which you can follow and join using #VoteReadTweet.
Anyone is welcome to suggest books and we will run a monthly poll to decide what we will be reading next.
Our Next Meeting
At the end of March we will be meeting to discuss The Humans by Matt Haig, see below for more information:
The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable novel about alien abduction, mathematics, and that most interesting subject of all: ourselves. Combine Douglas Adams’s irreverent take on life, the universe, and everything with a genuinely
moving love story, and you have some idea of the humor, originality, and poignancy of Matt Haig’s latest novel. Our hero, Professor Andrew Martin, is dead before the book even begins. As it turns out, though, he wasn’t a very nice man--as
the alien imposter who now occupies his body discovers. Sent to Earth to destroy evidence that Andrew had solved a major mathematical problem, the alien soon finds himself learning more about the professor, his family, and “the humans”
than he ever expected. When he begins to fall for his own wife and son--who have no idea he’s not the real Andrew--the alien must choose between completing his mission and returning home or finding a new home right here on Earth.
If you have any thoughts or recommendations for books, please get in touch!