A village book club has celebrated seven years of discussing novels, authors, fact and fiction.
The group, which is supported by Kirklees Library Service and staff, continues to go from strength to strength.
Over the years Shepley Library’s Book Group members have read an astonishing 84 books of all varieties, and discussed and scored them on how much they had enjoyed them.
In fact in seven years the book group members have never missed getting together at 7.30pm on first Tuesday of the month, even at times when heavy snow and power cuts has led to the cancellation of many other events.
Book club member, Chris Marks, said: “Some books have been hugely popular, others less so, but all the members agree that by belonging to the book group they are more likely to dip into books they would not necessarily have chosen for themselves, and this has led to some wonderful discoveries of new authors and subjects.
“Sometimes of course a book is chosen that definitely falls into the ‘nil points’ category.
“But such is the emphasis on reading for pleasure that no one feels forced to finish a book they dislike, only to come to the next meeting and share their views.”
The Book Group is open to all, not just Shepley residents, and is free. The only requirements are a love of libraries and literature.