What we're about

Let's have a discussion of a (usually fiction) book over a glass of wine/ pint/ Ribena once a month. We try to read everything from classics to contemporary - all that matters is that you love books and talking about them! And getting to know new people at the same time...
We will also have a social every month where book chat is not necessary but usually encouraged!

Two notes: Events are usually capped at 30 due to difficulties in booking pubs for more than this in Oxford! We usually do get dropouts on the day so if you want to join, please message me and I can let you know if you were still on the waitlist.

I also want to note that there are fees to run meetup groups. Ours is around £180 a year. I'm happy to discuss this with anyone but would really appreciate any donations (literally just a couple of quid) to help support the running of the meetup. There's absolutely no obligation to do so, and I'll continue to pay fees out of my own pocket but it would definitely be appreciated! If you did want to donate, our PayPal is oxfordwineandbooks@gmail.com

Upcoming events (4)

March drinks and social

The Jericho Tavern

It's time for March drinks! As Spring is on the horizon, let's hope the weather starts to improve! Join us all for a drink, a chat and some good company!

I also just wanted to mention that for the last year I've been paying our subscription fee out of my own pocket (£89 every 6 months), so I may start asking for a tiny donation to help keep the book club running (literally just 30-50p each would be enough to cover this!) It's absolutely not an obligation to pay, and I will keep paying the fee for us all regardless but I'd really appreciate any help in this regard. If you have any questions about meetup's subscription fees, please do give me a shout!

Now back to the meetup... location will be confirmed nearer the time! I also heard shouts about a karaoke night...X

This Is How You Lose the Time War - Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Thanks for everyone's votes from February's book club - the winner is...'This Is How You Lose the Time War' by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone! This will technically be April's book club, but unfortunately my calendar was really booked up so I've had to squeeze it into March! Here are the details:

Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading.

Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.

Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them. There's still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win that war. That's how war works. Right?

Location: TBC

April drinks and social

TBC

As the weather hopefully improves, let's enjoy some April drinks! Join us all for a drink, a chat and some good company! Book chat is not obligatory but always recommended!

Location will be confirmed nearer the time! I will be away for this date but I thought I'd get it booked in for the rest of you lovely lot to enjoy! Have a wine for me X

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Crown

Something super contemporary for us this time - this book has been spreading like wildfire all over the internet, so let's join in with the cool kids. Here are the details:

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn's luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the '80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn's story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Location TBC

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City of Thieves - David Benioff

The Jericho Tavern

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