One of our favourite books was the story of Ernest Shackleton and his exploration of the Antarctic, a remarkable story of endurance which if I gave details, they would spoil the experience for those who do not know the history. We also studied Living Dangerously by Ranulph Fiennes which is another favourite of mine.
The biography of John le Carré was to be endured not enjoyed by most of us!! All in all we have read a very varied selection and enjoyed most of the books.
What is a surprise is how varied opinions are about some books, which can be loathed or loved by someone in the group, such as H is for Hawk by Jane MacDonald. We all very much enjoy our monthly meetings.