Book Group reads books for enjoyment. The titles selected
mirror our interests but are also chosen to improve the quality and
range of our reading.
Our monthly meeting
We meet between 2 and 4 pm on the second Tuesday of each month when a
volunteer introduces the "Book of the Month", which is usually a modern
novel, but occasionally a classic or non-fiction book. This is followed
by a general discussion which everyone joins in and puts
forward their opinions. Ideally we will all have read the book and had
time to think about it, but know that this is not always possible and
welcome those who come to hear other members' views. After a break for
tea, books for future meetings are discussed and chosen by popular
At this time we are holding virtual meetings via Zoom.
We obtain most of our books from Maidenhead Library in
batches of ten from their Book Group Reading Scheme. Hence our
membership is now set at 10.
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recently read The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor. It’s a mystery tale
set in the aftermath of the Great Fire in 1666. It provides a harsh
impression of the survivors, dirt and ash, lack of buildings and great
differences between the rich lords and poor peasants. Some of our
readers found it slow in places but very challenging, trying to adjust
our modern street plans to the much smaller area between the Tower, St
Paul’s, the Strand and Whitehall.