What we're about

Like books and book discussion? Like food and drink? Like meeting new and interesting people? This club is for you!

We'll discuss the book of the month over a glass of wine and a bite to eat at one of the several lovely (and often reasonably priced) restaurants in and around Luton – a different venue each month!

Books will be voted for two months in advance from a short-list of nominations by members. Feel free to suggest from any genre of literature – no specific restrictions, if you feel it's worth a discussion then nominate it. Please only nominate books that have been published in paperback.

Please ensure that your profile picture is recognisable, so that we can easily find each other when you attend your first meetup.

The group is limited to 50 members, for cost reasons, so the oldest inactive member will be removed every time a new member joins.

Please only RSVP to an event if you're definitely coming, as we use the numbers to book a table at the restaurant. If you RSVP and subsequently can't make it, please change your RSVP or let us know and we'll do it.

Please contribute £1 to each event you attend, to help pay for the Meetup costs.

Newcomers are the most important people at any meeting, so if it's your first time, don't worry, you'll be made most welcome.

Join us for lively discussion, a bit of food and drink, and lots of new friends!

Upcoming events (3)

Sense & Sensibility - Jane Austen (Extra-Ordinary Event)

The next in our Extra-Ordinary series of Meetups reading the works of Jane Austen in no particular order! This time, Sense & Sensibility - the first Austen novel to be published, although originally it was simply inscribed "by a Lady".

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

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Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer—in case he or she decides to strike again.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

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Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

Past events (70)

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

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