Book Circle

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

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 Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain 9.1
  • My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier 8.2
  • Thin Air by Anne Cleeves 8.3
  • My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante 7.2
  • The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler 8.6
  • The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers 8.2

Next Meeting: May 17th 2:30pm – the book of the month is Annie Dunne by Sebastian Barry.

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.