The BookWorms

Welcome to the web page for the YWI’s second book group.  We formed in January 2014 and currently have eleven members: Cat, Jackie, Sue, Anne, Trudi, Marita, Catherine, Liz, Marion, Louise and Claire. Our members live in a variety of locations including East Grinstead and Edenbridge but access to a car isn’t necessarily essential to attend our meetings as we try to lift share where possible.  When we formed the group we were anxious not to fall into the trap of reading similar books currently being promoted in the press or the like each month so we set a list of categories to choose from each month; thus ensuring we get a variety of literature to read throughout the year.  The categories which cycle through the list of members is as follows: Historical fiction, Modern/Contemporary fiction, Science fiction/Fantasy, Non-fiction, Classics, Thriller, and Free Choice.  We usually meet every 6 weeks on a Thursday evening.  If you would like to join our group please contact us on and title your mail ‘Bookworms group enquiry’.



We are currently reading “City of Girls” by Elizabeth Gilbert. We meet next on  Thursday 4th March at Cat’s house, or more than likely via Zoom.





Our previous reads include:

The Observations


The Observations by Jane Harris. We scored this book  7.1 out of 10.





The Rose Petal Beach



The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson. We scored this book  6.1 out of 10.




Motherwell: A Girlhood




Motherwell by Deborah Orr. We scored this book 6.9 out of 10.



The Guardians: The Sunday Times Bestseller


The Guardians by John Grisham. We scored this book 7.6 out of 10.





Becoming: Now a Major Netflix Documentary




Becoming by Michelle Obama. We scored this book 7.8 out of 10.



Someone at a Distance (Persephone Classics)



Someone at the Distance by Dorothy Whipple. We scored this book 7.5 out of 10.




The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock: the absolutely spellbinding Sunday Times top ten bestselling historical fiction phenomenon



The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar. We scored this book out 7 of 10.








8 out of 10



True Colours




6.5 out of 10




Heresy (Giordano Bruno, Book 1)



6.5 out of 10




The Beautiful Visit




5.8 out of 10




This is Gomorrah: the dark web threatens one innocent man





7.3 out of 10







7.8 out of 10








8.2 out of 10 









6.7 out of 10









6.7 out of 10










7.2 out of 10










5.2 out of 10


















6.5 out of 10






6.6 out of 10








7.6 out of 10








7.75 out of 10










7.1 out of 10









6.6 out of 10






sea of poppies



6.7 out of 10






Known world



5.25 out of 10







The Breakdown


mayor of casterbridge


7.1 out of 10










5.5 out of 10








7.8 out of 10







8.9 out of 10








6.2 out of 10







5.9 out of 10







4.9 out of 10





Bill Bryson Little Dribbling




6.5 out of 10










6.1 out of 10






8.6 out of 10










5.9 out of 10






           7.9 out of 10                                     5.9 out of 10    


7.8 out of 10


the humans

6.5 out of 10

the lives of others

a respectable trade

7.3 out of 10

the remains of the living

3.8 out of 10

rogue male

7.3 out of 10