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Members’ Book Group – New members welcome

Our member's book group has been running successfully for many years, new members are always welcome; new people and different views always add more to discussions. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month from 2.30pm - 4.30pm in the Upper Reading Room of the Institution. We are a member run group and choose our book selection at the end of the year for the year ahead, all member's of the group are encouraged to make suggestions.

Reading list and meeting dates for 2022/2023

2023 Book list

January 10th The Comedians Graham Greene
February 11th An Instance of the Fingerpost Ian Pears
March 14th The Island of Missing Trees Elif Shafak
April 11th The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Giorgio Bassani
May 9th Hotel du Lac. Anita Brookner
June 13th The Sea Change Elizabeth Jane Howard
July 11th The Nightingale Kristin Hannah
August 8th The Lincoln Highway Amor Towles
September 12th Spiderweb Penelope Lively
October 10th A Game of Hide and Seek Elizabeth Taylor
November 14th Golden Hill Francis Spufford
December 12th Mudlarking Lara Maiklem

A book for each month of the year, is chosen from a long list, compiled from suggestions by individual members of the group and twelve titles are chosen by vote.  The final list is circulated to members at the beginning of the year and displayed on website and notice board.  There is a wide variety of genres and authors catering for different tastes and interests.

If you would like to join the Book group please contact Clare Radstone [email protected]