Book Group 4

Book Group 4

Co-ordinator:  Pauline




Book Group 4 photo

 Mon 1st Aug ’16


Our meetings are held on the morning of the second Tuesday of the month in one another’s homes. There are currently 10 members and so unfortunately we have no vacancies. 

Over a cup of coffee we listen to some background notes on the author of that month’s chosen book and then we are open to discussion. We read books from all genres, selected as they are by our members. Naturally the reception is mixed, consequently our discussions are always enjoyable and stimulating.  

Books read.

For review purposes each member gives the book a score out of 10. Individual scores are added together and converted to a percentage. Then at the end of the year each book is given a ranking and we can see easily how we as a group rated the books for any one year A member who is unable to attend the meeting can still submit a score and a few comments which are recorded and can also be used in our meetings.  


U3A Bookgroup 4 Ranking for books read in 2016


Title  Author %  Score Ranking
Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 85 1
A Change of Climate Hilary Mantel 82 2
The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguru 81 3
Instructions for a Heatwave Maggie O’Farrell 80 4
Burial Rites Hannah Kent 75 5
Big Brother Lionel Shriver 72 6
The Custom of the Country Edith Wharton 71 7
Gorsky Vesna Goldsworthy 70 8
Elizabeth is Missing Emma Healey 69 9
The Taxidermist’s Daughter Kate Mosse 52 10