I think the current pace is good for a beginner book club (although I can’t really judge)
If we move to a dedicated reading group, then we could indeed increase the pace, as @Ioan mentioned.
I do appreciate the conversations we have on grammar, but at the same time, I itch to discuss the story as well…
Oh well I just bought a bunch of books that are available on floflo. That ought to keep me busy for a while.