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We are loving hearing from all of our Book Clubs, people coming together over a mutual love of books. We want to make the most of our Book Club serial, which means offering book clubs (who usually meet once a month and whose members and organisers have jobs and life commitments to attend to too!) a little more time to get back to us. This means we'll get a more in-depth insight into their book communities.
Don't worry we haven't stopped looking for Book Clubs, and if you would love to get involved with this feature then get in touch at Liz@lovereading.co.uk.
Jo Coldwell from Appetite Book Club answers our questions this month, I love their Breakfast at Tiffany’s evening - how glamorous!
Appetite Book Club launched in 2007 when my friends opened a cafe called Appetite
The cafe closed within the year but 2 marriages and a book club came out of it! Appetite Book Club has now been going for over 10 years
Informal, welcoming, fun
We have ten books a year. One is chosen from The Booker Shortlist, one is a classic and one is chosen from a 'game' we play.
The club outgrew our first venue so now we meet at three different venues per month. One is the Red Lion Bookshop in Colchester
Either coffee/tea and cake if it's a daytime meeting or a two course supper with a glass of wine if it's the evening meeting
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. I am in love with the main character
Paperback so that it is appealing to all purses but I have done a deal with publishers on hardbacks in the past.
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
No, there are too many of us but a lot of people like Maggie O'Farrell
So many. We recently dressed up for ‘Breakfast at Tiffany's'.
Just do it and stick with it, even when numbers fall low. There are now 100 of us in my book group. 30 meeting during the daytime, 30 during the evening and another 60 at a second evening event.