We are now up to 10 members and are full up, as we meet in people's homes, and with this number everyone has a chance to say what they think. If anyone wants to start another book club, that is always an option.
We meet from 2 to 4 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month at different members' homes and take turns in selecting three titles for the group to choose one from. We choose books a month early so that if you have more time in one month you can read that and the following month's book if you want to.
You can click on the 'Reading List' link to see what we've read since the group started in 2014, and the choices for the next couple of months.
We started as a Kindle Club, but you can choose whatever format suits you: you can download it, order a copy from your local library or buy/borrow a paperback. Abebooks and Amazon have been used by members to buy books reasonably cheaply.
The idea of our book club is that we have fun, enjoy discussing the month's book, and sometimes learn more about real events too. We also get to know each other better, through discussing the views in the books and where we stand on different issues, and chatting over tea or coffee.
Occasionally we arrange extra book-related activities apart from our regular meetings, e.g film or theatre trips, exhibitions or a visit to a literary festival. Members can suggest anything that might be of interest to the rest of the group. Sometimes we share book-related news by email between meetings. The Hungerford bookshop is hosting a series of monthly evening meetings featuring crime-writers, which may be of interest to members and others.
At the monthly U3A General Meetings at Frank Hutchings Hall in Thatcham, we host a free "Paperback Book Swap" table. You can find something new to read, or donate something that you've enjoyed from your own collection (or even something that you didn't!). Often we have plenty of books, and you can take one without bringing a swap; you're welcome to browse.
We are reading "The Penguin Lessons" by Tom Michell for May, "We'll Meet Again" by Mary Higgins Clark for June, and "In the Place of Fallen Leaves" by Tim Pears for July.
If you want to know more, please use the icon on the right to send an email to the Group Convenor.
(Last updated May 2019)_