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The Reading Group

Leader:  Annie Scotney - reading@ashbyu3a.co.uk -

The Reading Group normally meets at 2pm on the third Wednesday in the month at Annie's house.

This group is complementary to the longer established 'Literature Group' but has a wider remit that includes fiction and non-fiction. Once a month we'll meet to discuss something we have all read. We're open to any material suggested by the members of the group. It could be something they have already read and enjoyed (or hated); that sounds interesting; that informs or challenges: the main criteria being that it provides a starting point for sharing and discussion. Our aim is to produce a list for several sessions in advance to allow time for reading and we'll try to keep costs down by actively looking for material that is available from libraries, second hand, or in digital or audio format.

Future programme

Wed 15th May2:00 pmAnnie's houseA Man Called OveFredrick Backman


The reading group had a good start but attendance gradually declined to the point that the group isn't really viable in its present form. To try and help me understand what members wanted from the group I contacted all 23 people who had originally expressed an interest in the group with suggestion for how we could move forward and asking for feed back. 2 people replied that they were still interested in the group, 4 people said they were no longer interested and I haven't heard from the other people yet.

So, I have decided to suspend meeting for a few months in the hope that there will be rejuvenated interested and the group can start up again. If anyone would like details of the group or just a chat about what the aims and objectives of the group are, feel free to contact me.

The next scheduled meeting will be on 15th May at 2pm at my house. The book for discussion is 'A Man Called Ove' by Fredrick Backman.