Book Circle

The Book Circle group meets monthly and, at present, has eight members. We would welcome additional members.

Although we cannot meet in person due to the Covid-19 virus, we keeping the group going by having a ‘virtual meeting’ once a month, where each member emails their thoughts on the book of the month to the group leader, who collates them and circulates them to all the members. With Surrey Libraries now closed, we are purchasing the book of the month in either electronic form or hard copy, and limiting our choices to the lower end of the price band.

Each month we all have the same book to read provided by Ash Library and ordered by our group leader. The choice comes from members’ suggestions, and we aim to choose books that are enjoyable and thought provoking.

Lively discussions on the book take place at each meeting and everyone’s opinion is respected, no matter how opposed it is to that of others. After our discussion, we give each book a score out of 10 and a one-word reaction. All this is followed by tea and biscuits, and sometimes cake!

We don’t charge a subscription, but do ask for a small contribution of about £5 a year to cover library reservation costs.

Some books that we have read recently, with ratings out of 10, are :

  • The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson 8.0
  • The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnussen 8.7
  • Conclave by Robert Harris 9.0
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 8.7
  • Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell 7.7
  • Little Fires Everywhere  by Celeste Ng 7.3

Next Meeting: June 19th 2:30pm – the book of the month is Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Leader: David Murray 01252 904375

Day & Time: 3rd Friday in the Month at 14:30
Venue: Members’ Homes


If you are interested in finding out more about us, please contact our Membership Secretary, Gay Buckingham, on 01252 656210,  or use our Contact Form , who will provide you with membership details. Click here to download a copy of the Membership Application Form.