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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
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.
1785943936
Paperback:5 ingredients : 130 simple dishes for every day of the week.:2018.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: BBC Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
288 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 25 cm.
095539404X
Hardback:A funny old world in pictures.:2008.:1st.
Author: Bate, Helen J.
Year 2008.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Edition: 1st.
Publisher: Pictures to Share Community Interest Company,
Resource type: Physical
Note: ?Pictures To Share Community Interest Company? are a UK based enterprise that publish illustrated books for older people and their carers, especially those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer?s stimulating conversations. Dementia sufferers. Alzheimers sufferers. English
32p : ill ; 29cm.
0241308844
Paperback:The rough guide to Trinidad & Tobago.:2018.:Seventh edition / this seventh edition updated by Polly Thomas.
Author: Thomas, Polly, 1972-
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Seventh edition / this seventh edition updated by Polly Thomas.
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Rough Guides,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Map and text on inside cover. Previous edition: 2015. English
295 pages : illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 20 cm.
184605656X
Hardback:The perfect match:2014.
Author: Fforde, Katie.
Year 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Century,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Three years ago Bella Castle left her home town nursing a broken heart over Dominic Thane, the man she fell in love with but couldn't have. Now she's made a new life for herself in the country, working as an estate agent. Bella loves her job and she loves her boyfriend Nevil. But recently he's been preoccupied, and she's starting to question if his. English
357 pages ; 23 cm.
1786575736
Paperback:Egypt.:2018.:13th edition / Jessica Lee, Anthony Sattin.
Author: Lee, Jessica.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: 13th edition / Jessica Lee, Anthony Sattin.
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Lonely Planet,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations and text on inside cover. Includes QR code. Previous edition: 2015. English
511 pages : illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 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
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.
000812342X
Paperback:Nelly Dean:2016.
Author: Case, Alison A., 1961-
Year 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: The Borough Press,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2015. English
474 pages ; 20 cm.
0553824414
Paperback:Nothing to lose:2009.:New pbk. ed.
Author: Child, Lee.
Year 2009.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New pbk. ed.
Publisher: Bantam,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Two small towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them nothing but twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher can't find a ride, so he walks. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four redneck deputies who want to run him out of town. Originally published: 2008. English
547 p. ; 20 cm.
055382550X
Paperback:The affair:2012.
Author: Child, Lee.
Year 2012.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2011. March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Carter Crossing, Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier? Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover. English
525 p. ; 20 cm.
0593078187
Hardback:The midnight line:2017.
Author: Child, Lee.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bantam Press,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
391 pages ; 24 cm.
0141041153
Paperback:Perfume : the story of a murderer:2010.:New pbk. ed.
Author: Suskind, Patrick.
Year 2010.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New pbk. ed.
Publisher: Penguin,
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1986. Born in sweaty, fetid 18th-century Paris, Grenouille is distinctive even in infancy. He has a sense of smell more powerful than any other human's and no personal odour. Suskind develops this idea into a tale of murder controlled by a loathing of humanity. Translated from the German. English
Parfum.
263 p. ; 20 cm.
1471179575
Hardback:Written in blood:2020.
Author: Carter, Chris, 1965-
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
480 pages ; 24 cm
1784708313
Paperback:The only story:2019.
Author: Barnes, Julian.
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2018. English
212 pages ; 20 cm.