Skip to Content

Bexley

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
0241978955
Paperback:The spy who came in from the cold:2016
Author: Le Carre, John, 1931-
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: An agent, desperate to end his career as a spy during the Cold War, is caught up in a breathlessly perilous assignment to come in from the cold and re-enter the West.
288 pages ; 19 cm (pbk)
0701187840
Hardback:Dear life:2012
Author: Munro, Alice, 1931-
Year 2012
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: Toronto, Ont.: McClelland & Stewart. Alice Munro captures the essence of life in this collection of stories. Moments of change, chance encounters, the twist of fate that leads a person to a new way of thinking or being: the stories in 'Dear Life' build to form a radiant, indelible portrait of just how dangerous and strange ordinary life can be. Originally published: Toronto, Ont.: McClelland & Stewart
319 p. ; 24 cm (hbk)
0727851683
Hardback:The reunion:1997:Rev. [ed.]
Author: Lorrimer, Claire, 1921-
Author: Robins, Patricia, 1921-
Year 1997
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Edition: Rev. [ed.]
Publisher: Severn House
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous ed.: published as Three loves by Patricia Robins. s.l.: s.n., 1948 Clare is an attractive and independent woman and when she is invited to meet her old school chums at Sally's engagement party she has little idea that she will soon be falling in love with her schoolfriend's fiancée. eng
250p. ; 23 cm (hbk)
Hardback
0141346817
Paperback:Percy Jackson and the Titan's curse:2013
Author: Riordan, Rick
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Film tie-in Originally published: New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2007 Percy and his friends Annabeth and Thalia are heading to Maine to bring two new demigods to Camp Half-Blood. But there, they discover that the Great Stirring of the Monsters has begun. And their deadliest enemy yet - the General - is plotting the fall of Olympus.
293 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0718187431
Hardback:The chalk man:2018
Author: Tudor, C. J.
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Resource type: Physical
Note: Looking back, it all started on the day of the fair and the terrible accident. When twelve-year-old Eddie first met the Chalk Man. It was the Chalk Man who gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages between his group of friends. And it was fun, to start with, until the figures led them to the body of a young girl. That was thirty years ago and Ed thought the past was behind him. Then he receives a letter containing just two things: a piece of chalk, and a drawing of a stick figure. As history begins to repeat itself, Ed realises the game was never over.
339 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
150985861X
Hardback:This is going to hurt, secret diaries of a junior doctor:2017
Author: Kay, Adam
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and 'This Is Going to Hurt' intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding our lives in their hands.
267 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
0007477082
Paperback:Sunshine on a rainy day:2016
Author: Fraser, Bryony
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Avon
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's Zoe and Jack's first wedding anniversary party. They've got an announcement! They're getting divorced.
338 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
024114650X
Paperback:The Circle, a novel:2014
Author: Eggers, Dave
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and. Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. Mae can't believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world - even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public.
491 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0552172782
Paperback:Streets of darkness:2017
Author: Dhand, A. A.
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: "Introducing DI Harry Virdee"--Front cover Originally published: London: Bantam Press, 2016 The sky over Bradford is heavy with foreboding. It always is. But this morning it has reason to be - this morning a body has been found. And it's not just any body. Detective Harry Virdee should be at home with his wife. Impending fatherhood should be all he can think about but he's been suspended from work just as the biggest case of the year lands on what would have been his desk. Determined to restore his reputation, Harry is obliged to take to the shadows in search of notorious ex-con and prime suspect, Lucas Dwight. But Harry soon finds out what it's like to be on the other side of the law.
405 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
1784740446
Hardback:The girls, a novel:2016
Author: Cline, Emma
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Resource type: Physical
Note: California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her life. Evie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun. The smell o. California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her life. Evie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun. The smell of honeysuckle thickens the air and the sidewalks radiate heat. Until she sees them. The snatch of cold laughter. Hair, long and uncombed. Dirty dresses skimming the tops of thighs. Cheap rings like a second set of knuckles. The girls. And at the centre, Russell. Russell and the ranch, down a long dirt track and deep in the hills. Incense and clumsily strummed chords. Rumours of sex, frenzied gatherings, teen runaways. Was there a warning, a sign of things to come? Or is Evie already too enthralled by the girls to see that her life is about to be changed forever?
355 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
Reading Groups Reading Groups

Death Instinct by Jed Rubenfield State of Wonder When God was a Rabbit The Hidden Child

Our reading groups enjoy discovering a range of different books…(Why not try some of their favourite titles above? Just click on the covers).

From classics to crime to contemporary fiction, our book groups love discovering different things to read.

Why not join in? Please contact the library for more details.

Reading Groups Across the Borough

From a complete list of our Reading Groups across the borough which are aimed at adults, please visit our Regular Events for Adults Page.

Account
Help
Facebook Follow Bexley Libraries on Facebook and Twitter 
Twitter
 
Recent rating
1408854872
Hardback:The explorer:2017
Author: Rundell, Katherine
Author: Horn, Hannah
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him. As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place. With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small. Except, it seems, someone has been there before them.
407 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm (hbk)
1609452860
Paperback:The Story Of The Lost Child:2015
Author: Ferrante, Elena
Author: Goldstein, Ann
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Europa Editions
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Italian The final book in a dazzling saga of two women - the brilliant Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila. Life's discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses suffered. But, throughout it all, their friendship remains the gravitational centre of their lives.
473 pages ; 21 cm (pbk)
0241289939
Hardback:Heroes of the frontier, a novel:2016
Author: Eggers, Dave
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Resource type: Physical
Note: At first their trip feels like a vacation: they see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs on a bonfire, they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, they begin to feel chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing the tiny family even to the very edge of. At first their trip feels like a vacation: they see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs on a bonfire, they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, they begin to feel chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing the tiny family even to the very edge of civilisation.
385 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
0297851578
Hardback:Dark places:2009
Author: Flynn, Gillian, 1971-
Year 2009
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Libby Day was just seven years old when her brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Ever since then she has been drifting, but now the money is running out. When she is offered 500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept, unaware that the infamous Kill Club's members believe her brother was innocent. Libby Day was just seven years old when her brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Ever since then she has been drifting, but now the money is running out. When she is offered £500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept, unaware that the infamous Kill Club's members believe her brother was innocent.
349 p. ; 24 cm (hbk)
1408709295
Hardback:The lie of the land:2017
Author: Craig, Amanda, 1959-
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Little, Brown
Resource type: Physical
Note: Quentin and Lottie Bredin, like many modern couples, can't afford to divorce. Having lost their jobs in the recession, they can't afford to go on living in London; instead, they must downsize and move their three children to a house in a remote part of Devon. Arrogant and adulterous, Quentin can't understand why Lottie is so angry; devastated and humiliated, Lottie feels herself to have been intolerably wounded. Mud, mice and quarrels are one thing - but why is their rent so low? What is the mystery surrounding their unappealing new home? The beauty of the landscape is ravishing, yet it conceals a dark side involving poverty, revenge, abuse and violence which will rise up to threaten them.
419 pages ; 25 cm (hbk)
0748733477
Paperback:Starting and running a nursery, the business of early years care:1998
Author: Jameson, Helen
Author: Watson, Madeline
Year 1998
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Stanley Thornes
Resource type: Physical
Note: Starting and Running a Nursery has been specifically written for all those planning, starting or running a nursery, and provides the reader with the best available advice on implementing all aspects of day care. eng
vii, 229p., ill. ; 24 cm (pbk)
1784046442
Paperback:The artist's guide to drawing manga, techniques, characters, styles, digital:2016
Author: Krefta, Ben, 1982-
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Arcturus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes QR code This title, by master-manga artist Ben Krefta, features exciting new characters and step-by-step projects, including the elements that give manga its distinctive style from expressions and features to clothing and colouring. This book celebrates the originality and diversity now evident in the many different manga styles, and shows you how to incorporate them, whether you are creating a medieval warrior, a Japanese maid, a robot or Pokemon-type characters.
127 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 28 cm (pbk)
1408488183
Large print:The glass rainbow:2011:Large type ed.
Author: Burke, James Lee, 1936-
Year 2011
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large type ed.
Publisher: Windsor
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dave Robicheaux is on the trail of a serial killer, while trying to protect his daughter from a boyfriend with a dark side, in the latest in James Lee Burke's classic series. Features Dave Robicheaux who is on the trail of a serial killer, while trying to protect his daughter from a boyfriend with a dark side.
1. - v.(large print) ; 25 cm (hbk)