Did you know there is a Book Group that meets in the cafe?

In 2011, Jess chatted to me about starting up a book group at the Cupcake Cafe. I can’t believe how time flies as we near our first birthday. Each six months a list of chosen books is distributed and each month we meet up to discuss a certain book. September’s book was Thud! by Terry Pratchett. Unlike other months, each member of the book group enjoyed Thud! as the plot builds up suspense and Terry Pratchett’s humour kept us amused. Sometimes, within the group there is a difference of opinion and conversation gets illuminated. Snowdrops by A. D. Millar produced some varied opinions; whilst others fought to engage with the plot, I enjoyed reading about a foreign land.



Only a couple of books have exceeded 350 pages, as most people lead busy lives and cannot read a thick book in a month. Each member of the group suggests specific titles or authors which they would like to read and it is hoped that the books chosen cover most genres and appeal to a variety of people. Having said this, we discovered that a few of the chosen books solve murders, whether it is a dead dog, human or dwarf.


Book group meet on the last Tuesday of  every month, except December. We discuss the book and score it out of 10, whilst drinking tea and eating cake. If you would like more details, call into Cupcake Café or email: rachel@cupcakecafe.co.uk


Month Title Author Score
January The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon 8.5
February Snowdrops A. D. Millar 6
March When God was a Rabbit Sarah Winman 7
April Stardust Neil Gaiman 8.5
May The Night Calls David Pirie 7
June Noughts and Crosses Malorie Blackman 8
July Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen Cannot mark such a classic
August When Death Comes To Pemberley P. D. James 7.1
September Thud! Terry Pratchett 8.5
October Norwegian Wood Haruki Murakami 5.5
November Assassin’s Apprentice Robin Hobb 8.1
December - -
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