You can join a book club led by the Duchess of Cornwall and these are her first recommended reads

If your New Years resolution is to read more, but are wondering what to start with, the Duchess of Cornwall has just announced the launch of her new book club called The Reading Room.

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The news of the Duchess of Cornwall’s new book club was announced on Charles and Camilla’s Instagram account, with the words: ‘Introducing, The Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room! Following the success of The Duchess’s book lists published in 2020, Her Royal Highness has created a brand-new reading platform.’

The Reading Room will be a community space open to book lovers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and will offer book recommendations from HRH herself alongside additional exclusive insight and conversations from the authors and the Duchess.

The book recommendations will come in ‘seasons’, with the the first winter season kicking off today. To whet appetites for what’s to come, Camilla spoke to the author and artist Charlie Mackesy earlier this month about his phenomenally successful book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, which can be viewed below.

Early excitement brewed online ahead of the launch of Duchess of Cornwall’s book club, with people on Instagram commenting: ‘I’ve just set myself a goal to read more in 2021 so this is perfect’ and ‘This is absolutely wonderful! Looking forward to this’.

And now, the Duchess’s first four recommend reads have been announced, marking the launch of ‘season one’ of The Reading Room. They are: The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, Restless by William Boyd and The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak.

Passionate about reading and literacy and a patron of several related charities, including Coram Beanstalk, National Literacy Trust, BookTrust and First Story, Camilla is well placed to head up this venture to encourage more people to discover, rediscover or further their enjoyment of books and reading.

To keep up with all things The Reading Room, give the @duchessofcornwallsreadingroom Instagram account a follow and get ready to dive into a world of reading.