Reading Circle

MEETING REMOTELY DUE TO COVID-19 – contact Katie Fish for Zoom details if you are interested in joining

Book club which meets monthly in a meeting room at Barnwood

We have a simple format: each member is invited to choose a book, and we meet once a month to chat about the book scheduled for that date. With the current membership, one set of choices lasts about a year. This results in a very varied reading list to which a common reaction is “I would never have thought of reading this, but I’m really glad I did”. Just for fun we each give a score out of 10, resulting in a ranking for nearly 200 ‘past reads’ so far.

If you would like to join us for one or more meetings, or just be added to the email distribution list and keep up to date with our reading list, contact Katie Fish via outlook at Barnwood or message the S&SC office for details.

To whet your appetite, our current list is:


03-Jun-21 Jeeves and the King of Clubs Ben Schott
01-Jul-21 The Kraken Wakes John Wyndham
05-Aug-21 Noughts and Crosses Malorie Blackman
02-Sep-21 The Motion of the Body Through Space Lionel Shriver
07-Oct-21 Us Against You Fredrik Backman
04-Nov-21 Rebecca Daphne du Maurier
02-Dec-21 Classic Choice TBA
06-Jan-22 The Thursday Murder Club Richard Osman
03-Feb-22 Tess of the D’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy
03-Mar-22 Klara and the Sun Kazuo Ishiguro
07-Apr-22 The End of Her Shari Lapena
05-May-22 The Queen’s Gambit Walter Tevis
02-Jun-22 We Are All Birds of Uganda Hafsa Zayyan