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Reading Groups

Like chatting about books? Like chatting about books?

If you like chatting about books, why not join one of the reading groups in Bexley's libraries? New members are always welcome.
Please contact your local Bexley library for more details
We'd love to hear your reading group's book news and reviews. Email will.cooban@bexley.gov.uk

Recent review
1408896249
Hardback:Land of the living:2018.
Author: Harding, Georgina, 1955-
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
230 pages ; 23 cm.
1405282908
Paperback:The midnight peacock:2017.
Author: Woodfine, Katherine.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Egmont,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
334 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm.
1474915019
Paperback:Moonlocket:2017.
Author: Bunzl, Peter.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Usborne,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
378 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm.
0008408513
Hardback:Battle of brothers : william and Harry - the friendship and the feuds:2020.
Author: Lacey, Robert.
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: William Collins,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
336 pages ; 24 cm.
1406369799
Paperback:Ariki and the giant shark:2018.
Author: Davies, Nicola, 1958-
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
136 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm.
0655686320
DAISY:The Midnight Library:2020.
Author: Haig, Matt, 1975-
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: DAISY
Publisher: Bolinda Audio,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Narrated by Carey Mulligan. English
7 CDs (8 hr., 50 min.) : digital, stereo.
0297871498
Hardback:The ship:2015.
Author: Honeywell, Antonia.
Year 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
310 pages ; 23 cm.
0007467850
Paperback:Stalker:2017.
Author: Kepler, Lars.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers,
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: 2016. English
Stalker.
585 pages ; 20 cm.
1447291735
Hardback:I quit sugar - simplicious:2015.
Author: Wilson, Sarah, (Nutritionist)
Year 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Macmillan,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
375 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm.
1408883422
Paperback:The Walworth beauty:2018.
Author: Roberts, Michele.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2017. English
389 pages ; 20 cm.

Reading Groups in Bexley Libraries

 

 

Reading groups for adults are held in all Bexley Libraries and meet monthly.

  • Central Library  - Thursday evenings
  • Crayford Library – Wednesday mornings
  • Erith Library – Wednesday mornings
  • Sidcup Library – Wednesday evenings
  • Thamesmead Library – Monday mornings
  • Welling Library – Friday mornings

Informal, family friendly “Reader’s Choice” reading groups for parents and carers with babies and toddlers are held monthly at

  • Central Library – Thursday mornings
  • Sidcup Library – Monday mornings


Reading Friends Groups

Get together with a good book, poem or newspaper article. You can meet new people, make friends, chat and have a laugh. Everyone is welcome. Why not give it a try?

There are now two Reading Friends groups which meet in Bexley Libraries:

  • Erith Library - third Tuesday of the month at 2pm
  • Crayford Library - last Tuesday of the month at 11am


Sidcup Library host a Crime and Thriller reading group on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 2.30pm.

Welling Library also host an informal reading group called “Book Marks” where members can discuss their latest reads and pass on recommendations. This group meets monthly on Wednesday mornings.

For Jane Austen lovers, there is also a “Jane Austen Reading Group” which meets at Welling Library on alternate Thursday afternoons to learn/discuss all about Jane Austen's life and her novels.

Central Library host the Book Bound Book Club on the second Thursday evening of the month where members can discuss a specific book and other books that they’ve read in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Central Library hosts a reading group for the visually impaired – the group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 10.30am. Guide dogs welcome.

For more information about any of these groups, when the next meeting will be held or how to join, please contact the library or visit our Regular Events for Adults Page

 

Reading Groups recommend…

From classics to crime to contemporary fiction, our book groups love discovering different things to read and passing on their recommendations.

The Central Library Reading Group have just recommended “The Colour” by Rose Tremain.

Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from Norfolk to New Zealand in search of new beginnings and prosperity. But the harsh landscape threatens to destroy them almost before they begin.

“We loved this book… it was a well written & captivating novel about hardship and hope in 1860’s New Zealand. It’s reflecting Colonial settlements and the Gold rush with a presence of Maori mysticism. A brilliant read!”

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Recent rating
178087491X
Paperback:The quiet death of Thomas Quaid:2016.
Author: Russell, Craig, 1956-
Year 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Quercus,
Resource type: Physical
Note: "A Jan Fabel thriller" appears incorrectly on front cover. English
373 pages ; 20 cm.
178396491X
Paperback:Power play:2020.
Author: Kent, Tony, (Crime fiction writer)
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
501 pages ; 20 cm.
0099559285
Paperback:The lie:2014.
Author: Dunmore, Helen, 1952-
Year 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Windmill Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Cornwall, 1920, early spring. A young man stands on a headland, looking out to sea. He is back from the war, homeless and without family. Behind him lie the mud, barbed-wire entanglements and terror of the trenches. Behind him is also the most intense relationship of his life. Daniel has survived, but the horror and passion of the past seem more re. Originally published: London: Hutchinson. English
294 pages ; 20 cm.
1472223799
Hardback:Hamnet:2020.
Author: O'Farrell, Maggie, 1972-
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Tinder Press,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
372 pages ; 24 cm.
1911077651
Paperback:Tin:2018.
Tin
Author: Kenny, Padraig.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Chicken House,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes QR code. English
332 pages ; 20 cm.
1780193726
Paperback:Learn how to play the electric guitar : a complete practical guide with 200 step-by-step photographs, illustrations and musical exercises:[2015].
Author: Fuller, Ted.
Year [2015].
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Southwater,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
96 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 29 cm.
1838933433
Paperback:My Greek island summer:2020.
Author: Baggot, Mandy.
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Aria,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
473 pages ; 20 cm.
0552176842
Paperback:Escape to the French farmhouse:2020.
Author: Thomas, Jo, (Journalist)
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
344 pages ; 20 cm.