What we're about

A friendly group of book lovers based in High Wycombe. We meet in the pub once a month on a Sunday afternoon to talk about a specific title. Also with regular socials, extra midweek series for the serious readers, and online events.
This book group has been running for several years, started up by Tamsin as part of a general social group, but we decided that it was time to go it alone, and we have expanded to a regular group of between 10 and 20 in each discussion.
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/1626338830918082

A list of previously read books can be found here https://highwycombebookgroup.blogspot.com/p/list-of-books-previously-discussed.html

Book Group is free to attend, but it does cost money to maintain this MeetUp page, if every active member gave £15 per year it would cover the fees! If you feel you can donate please use us this Paypal link https://paypal.me/HighWycombeBookGroup

Upcoming events (4+)

Book Discussion - Sunset Song (Lewis Grassic Gibbon)

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The book...

Faced with a choice between a harsh farming life and the world of books and learning, Chris Guthrie chooses to remain in her rural community, bound by her intense love of the land. But everything changes with the arrival of the First World War and Chris finds her land altered beyond recognition.

About us...

We usually meet on a Sunday afternoon towards the end of each month in the pub (check venue for each event!) for discussion of one specific book.

Books are chosen by the hosts from suggestions given by Book Club members, please come along with your ideas for what we can read in future months!

Do not hesitate to contact one of the hosts for more information.

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Favourite Books - Autumn Social

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As the summer is at an end what better place to spend the evening than the pub discussing our favourite books...

Please come prepared with the answers to the following questions...

What was your favourite book as a child?
What book got you into reading?
What is your favourite book of the last 2 years?
What book have you read the most times?
What book changed your life?
What is your favourite biography/memoir?
What is your favourite non-fiction book?
What is your favourite series/trilogy?
What book do you recommend to other most?

We will meet in the Spindle and Thread pub (near Morrisons) at 7.30pm.

A chance to catch up, have a drink, and talk about what we have been reading over the summer!

Please sign up if you plan to join us, so I can get some idea of the size table we will require.

Book Discussion - My Sister, the Serial Killer (Oyinkan Braithwaite)

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Please note: This is not the usual last weekend of the month, but a week before instead - as Neil is away!

The book...

When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in "self-defence" and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede's long been in love with him, and isn't prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other...

About us...

We usually meet on a Sunday afternoon towards the end of each month in the pub (check venue for each event!) for discussion of one specific book.

Books are chosen by the hosts from suggestions given by Book Club members, please come along with your ideas for what we can read in future months!

Do not hesitate to contact one of the hosts for more information.

Midweek Extra - The Odyssey (Emily Wilson Translation) Books 1-4

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Time for the book geeks to gather, as we take a deeper look into one particular topic.

Some of us are keen to get into Homer's Odyssey, we will discuss it in 5 parts, meeting on average every month.

The discussion will be based on Emily Wilson's modern and accessible translation, which is easily available in paperback and digital forms.

Please note, none of us are scholars, or experts, we are just keen, curious readers, all are welcome!

The 5 parts, and rough plan for tackling this classic is:

Parts 1-4 - Thursday November 3rd 2022
Parts 5-8 - January 2023 TBC
Parts 9-12 - February 2023 TBC
Parts 13-20 - March 2023 TBC
Parts 21-24 - April 2023 TBC

The series will take place at the Spindle and Thread, a 10 minute walk from the centre of High Wycombe, and with ample parking.

Past events (172)

Book Discussion - The Bookshop (Penelope Fitzgerald)

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