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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
1785419110
Large print:The switch:2020.
Author: O'Leary, Beth.
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Publisher: ISIS,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Quercus. English
400 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
0751567159
Hardback:The Mitford murders:2017.
Author: Fellowes, Jessica.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Sphere,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
421 pages ; 24 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.
0008181616
Paperback:Perfect death:2018.
Author: Fields, Helen, 1969-
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Avon,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
vi, 422 pages ; 20 cm.
0751573191
Paperback:Blackpool's daughter:2019.
Author: Mason, Maggie, 1945-
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sphere,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: as Blackpool evacuee. 2018. English
Blackpool evacuee
442 pages ; 20 cm.
1529110688
Paperback:On Earth we're briefly gorgeous:2020.
Author: Vuong, Ocean, 1988-
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2019. English
242 pages ; 20 cm
1788540182
Hardback:Four dominions:2018.
Author: Lustbader, Eric.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Head of Zeus,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
352 pages : illustration (black and white) ; 24 cm.
0008165696
Hardback:The seabird's cry : the lives and the loves of puffins, gannets and other ocean voyagers:2017.
Author: Nicolson, Adam, 1957-
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: William Collins,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
400 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm.
0099470454
Paperback:Mrs Dalloway:2004.:New ed.
Author: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
Year 2004.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New ed.
Publisher: Vintage,
Resource type: Physical
Note: This novel explores the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman's life. Virginia Woolf is direct and vivid in her account of the details of Clarissa Dalloway's preparation for a party. The novel was first published in 1925 by the same Hogarth press that Woolf and her husband founded. eng. English
xxiii, 172 p. ; 20 cm.
1406368598
Hardback:When we go camping:2017.
Author: Sutton, Sally.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Walker Books and Subsidiaries,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
25 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 27 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
1780893612
Hardback:I found you:2016.
Author: Jewell, Lisa.
Year 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Century,
Resource type: Physical
Note: East Yorkshire. Single mum Alice Lake finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement she invites him in to her home. Surrey. Twenty-one-year-old Lily Drew has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night she is left. Map on lining papers. English
448 pages : map (black and white) ; 23 cm.
1529014069
Hardback:Pinch of Nom : 100 slimming, home-style recipes:2019.
Author: Allinson, Kate.
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bluebird Books for Life,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
272 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm.
0141023384
Paperback:Things fall apart:2006.:New pbk. ed.
Author: Achebe, Chinua.
Year 2006.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New pbk. ed.
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1958. 'Things Fall Apart' tells the story of Okonkwo, an important man in the Igbo tribe in the days when white men were first on the scene. Okonkwo becomes exiled from his tribe, as a result of his pride and his fears, with tragic consequences. English
196 pages ; 18 cm.
0241338077
Hardback:The silence of the girls:2018.
Author: Barker, Pat, 1943-
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
325 pages ; 24 cm.
0749023996
Hardback:The unseen hand:2019.:First edition.
Author: Marston, Edward.
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Edition: First edition.
Publisher: Allison & Busby Limited,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
316 pages ; 24 cm.
0751572853
Hardback:Lethal white:2018.
Author: Galbraith, Robert.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Sphere,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
649 pages ; 24 cm.
1787472574
Hardback:The man with no face:2019.:Revised edition.
Author: May, Peter, 1951-
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Edition: Revised edition.
Publisher: riverrun,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: published as Hidden faces. London: Piatkus, 1981. English
Hidden faces
406 pages ; 24 cm.
0141183292
Hardback:A room with a view:[2006].:Pbk.
Author: Forster, E. M. 1879-1970.
Year [2006].
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Edition: Pbk.
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: This edition originally published: 2000. This ed. originally published: 1978. Forster's social comedy is a witty observation of the English middle classes as they holiday abroad in Florence. One of these tourists is Lucy Honeychurch, a young girl whose heart is awakened by her experiences in Italy. English
xxviii, 206 p. ; 20cm.