The Reading Group, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


The Sunday Times Number One bestsellerA New Year. A New Page. A New Reading Group.Five women meet for their first reading group, little realising this social gathering over books and glasses of wine might see them share more than literary debate ... and will, in fact, take each of them to places they'd never imagined.Harriet and Nicole are the ringleaders, best friends who can't quite admit - to themselves or one other - they might be trapped in loveless marriages.

While Polly, a determined single mum, finds herself tipped off course by an unexpected proposal.

Susan, usually so carefree and happy, is forced to face a shattering reality and Clare, quiet and mysterious, plainly has more on her mind than next week's book choice.Over the coming year their worlds will intertwine in delightful, unexpected and surprising ways.

Stories will be re-written as dreams are made and broken, but through it all they'll have the Reading Group, with friendship, tears and laughter featuring in every chapter of their lives.


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I must admit that chick-lit really isn't my cup of tea and at the beginning of the book, when all the characters and their problems were introduced, I was a bit disheartened. It does improve however, and the characters are likeable and easy to relate to. I did find however, that a few of the more interesting characters - usually, the secondary characters - didn't really get chance to shine. I'm not convinced if I'll ever read something like this again, there wasn't enough adventure or interest for me, but It is well written and I'm sure those more interested in this genre will enjoy it.