Book Groups

Book Group 1

Group Co-ordinator: Mary Curtis – 01799 524 784 – maryfcurtis@live.co.uk

Venue: Café Cornell

Time: 11am on the first Thursday of each month at Café Cornell

We aim to read a book, chosen by a group member, each month, that we can discuss over a coffee and cake at the following meeting. There is no pressure to contribute to the discussion, or even to have finished reading the book! The group is for fun, socialisation, and to encourage the love of reading and sharing of ideas and interests.

Some of the books we have read – and enjoyed stimulating discussions about – are Hamnet, The Girl With The Louding Voice, The Catch, The Nightingale, The Lying Life of Adults.
We have 9 members, but room for more – contact Mary.

Book Group 2

Group Co-ordinator: Susan Brown – 07808 772774 – susan_m.brown_swu3a@btinternet.com

Venue: Café Cornell

Time: 10.00am to 11.15am on the third Tuesday of every month at Café Cornell

Each month a book is chosen by the members for discussion over coffee the following month. The group is designed to encourage a love of reading and perhaps to take you out of your reading comfort zone. It does not matter if you have not finished the book or you do not wish to take part in the discussion. There will always be a variety of opinions about any book; the more diverse the views, the more interesting the discussion.

Books we have read include The Nightingale – The High House – Shuggie Bain and Chocolat

Currently the group is full, but for more information please contact Susan.

Book Group 3

Group Co-ordinator: Susan Brown – 07808 772774 – susan_m.brown_swu3a@btinternet.com

Venue: Café Cornell

Time: 10.00am to 11.15am on the first Tuesday of every month at Café Cornell

Each month a book is chosen by the members for discussion over coffee the following month. The group is designed to encourage a love of reading and perhaps to take you out of your reading comfort zone. It does not matter if you have not finished the book or you do not wish to take part in the discussion. There will always be a variety of opinions about any book; the more diverse the views, the more interesting the discussion.

Books we have read include The Nightingale – The Midnight Library and The Silent Patient

One space available in this group, for more information please contact Susan.

Book Group 4

Group Co-ordinator: Catherine Prentice – catherine.prentice@btinternet.com

Venue: Café Cornell

Time: 10.30am on the third Thursday of every month 

We’re starting a new book group in May, as requests for places continue to grow. We’d like to open this to members who are not already part of another book group. The new group will meet every third Thursday of the month, at 10:30am, at the Café Cornell.

The first meeting is planned for 18 May, when we will talk about the kind of books we enjoy, and we’ll set the first book to read for the June meeting.

We are now full but if you want to be put on the waiting list then do please email me.

Kind regards,

Catherine Prentice

Book Group 5

Group Co-ordinator: Gillian Frost – gillianfrost2@gmail.com – 07814 669 275

Venue: Café Cornell

Time: 10.30am to 12 noon on the second Thursday of every month 

Gillian Frost and Jude Forster have risen to the challenge and will be starting a new book group. The first meeting will be on Thursday 8th June from 10:30 – 12 noon at Cafe Cornell and probably every 2nd Thursday of the month after that. The first meeting will be a chance to meet everyone and discuss the type of books we enjoy and agree on which book we would like to discuss at the July meeting. Please could you bring a book suggestion with you . Please let Gill know if you are interested in joining.