Book Circle

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

As a result of the planned easing of Covid restrictions from 17th May, our next meeting will hopefully take place in person outdoors, reverting to Zoom in case of bad weather. With luck, we will be able to continue meet in person on a permanent basis.

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 :

  • Brooklyn by Colm Toibin 8.0
  • The  Foundling by Stacey Halls 8.4
  • Warlight  by Michael Ondaatje 7.4
  • Shroud for a Nightingale by P.D. James 8.4
  • The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan 8.0
  • Stop the Clocks by Joan Bakewell 7.5

Next Zoom Meeting: May 21st 2:30pm – the book of the month is Frederica by Georgette Heyer.

Leader: David Murray 01252 904375

Day & Time: 3rd Friday in the Month at 14:30
Venue: Members’ Homes (currently meeting via Zoom video chat service)


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.