The Book Club of the Matlock Area U3A has been running successfully for several years. Our recent Member Survey indicated that many more members wished to take part and, as a consequence, two more groups have now been formed.


The purpose of the groups is to read interesting books, decided upon by members, and then to discuss each book in the subsequent meeting.

Meetings are held at members' homes and there is a nominal charge of 30p for tea / coffee and biscuits.

Book Club One

This group meets on the 2nd Friday of every month at 2.00pm.

This groups' coordinators are Margaret Bax and Wendy Green who can be contacted by telephone on 01629 583958.

Book Club Two

This group is currently not meeting but hopes to resume activities soon.

Book Club Three

The group saw some comings and goings during 2018 but one thing remains the same ,some stimulating and enjoyable reads. We meet on the first Friday of the month, at 2.00pm with each of the twelve members hosting the group in turn and choosing the read for that month.

The reads are varied with some classics such as "Remains of the day" by Kasuo Ishiguru and "My Antonia" by Willa Cather and a wide variety of others.

The meetings are friendly and all views are discussed and are usually divided. Within the group, there are usually some who will find the book choice for that month a "joy to behold" and some who find it "not to their taste" or even annoying - such are different tastes!

At the 2018 Christmas social we had a book of the year competition and voted for our favourite read of the year.

The joint winners were -- "The Miniaturist " by Jessie Burton and "Eleanor Oliphant" by Gail Honeyman - both excellent reads and highly recommended.

Happy reading! 

The group is now full, being twelve at present, but there is a waiting list.

This groups' coordinator is John Mann who can be contacted by email by clicking on his name, or by telephone on 01629 584997.

Last updated on 28 March, 2019
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