We started our first Book Club in August 2016, and now have 3 busy book clubs! Membership for each group ranges between seven to nine members to ensure that meetings can be held comfortably in each other's houses and build friendships.
Each Book Club meets once a month, if anyone is interested in joining, please email Ashtead Wing.
Books we have read:
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a sweeping, atmospheric narrative that takes the reader on an unexpected journey through Victorian London, Japan as its civil war crumbles long-standing traditions, and beyond. Blending historical events with dazzling flights of fancy, it opens doors to a strange and magical past.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
A magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena.
A thriller, people are capable of almost anything and you never know what is happening on the other side of the wall.
Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo.
The heart-breaking tale of what wanting a child can do to a person, a marriage and a family. The story is set against the social and political turbulence of 1980’s Nigeria.
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby.
Set in 1960’s London, an account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingenue to television starlet.
The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera.
A young woman leaves everything behind to work as a librarian in a remote French village, where she finds her outlook on life and love challenged in every way.
The Humans by Matt Haig.
When an extra-terrestrial arrives on Earth, kis first impressions of humans are less than positive. Taking the form of a professor at Cambridge, the visitor is eager to complete his task and hurry back to his own utopian planet. Disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, their capacity for murder and war, he is equally baffled by the concepts of love and family.
The Bees by Laline Paull.
Enter a whole new world, in this debut novel set entirely within a beehive. The story of a heroine who, in the face of an increasingly desperate struggle for survival, changes her destiny and her world.
House of Mirth by Edith Wharton.
Tells the story of Lily Bart, a well-born but impoverished woman belonging to New York City’s high society around the turn of last century.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
The books narrator is Death regaling us with a remarkable tale of book burnings, treachery and theft set during the Nazi regime.
A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
Quirky and bittersweet yet funny. A warm and tender story about love, loss and second chances.
Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman.
A heart-rending story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who face a life-changing moral dilemma when a baby in a boat washes up on their island.
Three Sisters Three Queens by Philippa Gregory.
A historical novel that tells the stories of Margaret Tudor, Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Katherine of Aragon, three close friends who became the queens of England, Scotland and France, and find themselves set against each other.
One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood.
A novel about a boy in a million and the 104-year-old woman who saves his family.
Membership for each group ranges between seven to nine members to ensure that it can be held comfortably in each other's houses and build friendships.