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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
144729937X
Paperback:Our souls at night:2016.
Author: Haruf, Kent.
Year 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Picador,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Addie Moore's husband died years ago, so did Louis Waters' wife, and, as neighbours in Holt, Colorado they have naturally long been aware of each other. With their children now far away both live alone in houses empty of family. The nights are terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk to. Then one evening Addie pays Louis an unexpected visit. Originally published: 2015. English
179 pages ; 20 cm.
0571290809
Paperback:Flight behaviour : a novel:2013.
Author: Kingsolver, Barbara.
Year 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber and Faber,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: HarperCollins, 2012. On the Appalachian Mountains above her home, a young mother discovers a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature. As the world around her is suddenly transformed by a seeming miracle, can the old certainties they have lived by for centuries remain unchallenged? English
600 pages ; 20 cm.
0008321671
Hardback:Who owns England? : how we lost our green & pleasant land & how to take it back:2019.
Author: Shrubsole, Guy.
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: William Collins,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm.
1471175405
Hardback:Rewild yourself : 23 spellbinding ways to make nature more visible:2018.
Author: Barnes, Simon.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Simon & Schuster,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
198 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.
1529108276
Hardback:A life on our planet : my witness statement and a vision for the future:2020.
Author: Attenborough, David, 1926-
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Ebury Press,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. English
266 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
1471168492
Hardback:On the marsh : a year surrounded by wildness and wet:2019.
Author: Barnes, Simon.
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
342 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 23 cm.
1408335980
Paperback:Catherine and Laurence Anholt's big book of love.:2016.
Author: Anholt, Laurence.
Year 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orchard,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2015. English
26 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm.
144491667X
Paperback:I'll wait, Mr Panda:2016.
Author: Antony, Steve.
Year 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Mr Panda is making a big surprise. What is it? The animals must wait and see. But waiting is boring. Only one little penguin has the patience and politeness to stick around. Will he be rewarded? English
28 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm.
1785035665
Hardback:Workhouse Nightingale:2018.
Author: Green, Holly, (Historical fiction writer)
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Ebury Press,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
380 pages ; 23 cm.
1785761900
Paperback:The meadow girls:2020.
Author: Newberry, Sheila.
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Zaffre,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: as The watercress girls. London: Robert Hale, 2009. English
Watercress girls
381 pages ; 20 cm.

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Reading Groups in Bexley Libraries

Are you a keen reader and like to discuss the books you read? Bexley Libraries has a range of reading groups for adults and teenagers, including those living with a visual impairment.

Adult Reading Groups

Library Day Times
Central Last Thursday of the month 5.45pm-6.45pm
Crayford Third Wednesday of the month 10.00am-midday
Erith Second Wednesday of the month 11.00am-midday
Sidcup First Wednesday of the month 5.45pm-6.45pm
Thamesmead Second Monday of the month 10.00am-11.00am
Welling Second Friday of the month 10.15am-midday

Reader’s Choice

Informal, family friendly groups for chat about whatever you are currently reading. Ideal for parents and carers with babies and toddlers.

Library Day Times
Central Third Thursday of the month 10.30am-11.30am
Sidcup First Monday of the month 10.30am-11.30am

Reading Group for the Visually Impaired

We host a reading group for the visually impaired at Central Library, Bexleyheath on the first Wednesday of each month from 10.30am-midday.

For more information please contact us.

Other Reading Groups for Adults

  • Central Library host the ‘Book Bound Book Club’ on the second Thursday of the month from where members can discuss a specific book and other books that they’ve read in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Sidcup Library host a ‘Crime and Thriller Reading Group’ on the second Saturday of the month at 2.30pm.
  • For Jane Austen lovers, there is also a ‘Jane Austen Reading Group’ which meets at Welling Library on alternate Thursdays from 1.15pm-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 on the first Wednesday of the month from 10.00am-11.00am.
  • Love Poetry? Join the Poetry group at Welling Library from 2.30-4pm on alternate Saturdays for friendly chat and discussion about all types of poetry.

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.

Running your own reading group

If you already run, are part of, or are looking to starting your own local reading group we can provide book group sets free of charge from our collection of over 100 titles.

The book sets can be delivered to any of our libraries for you to collect.

For more information about setting up a group please contact us.

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 recommend ‘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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The Reading Club – Everything you need to know about setting up and running a reading group, plus features, guides and activities.

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Recent rating
1405276185
Paperback:The mystery of the jewelled moth:2016.
Author: Woodfine, Katherine.
Year 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Egmont,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
334 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm.
0008211892
Paperback:Murder at the museum:2019.
Author: Jones, Lena.
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
327 pages ; 20 cm.
1784750743
Paperback:Falling in love:2016.
Author: Leon, Donna.
Year 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Arrow Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: "The twenty-fourth Brunetti novel"--Back cover. Originally published: London: William Heinemann, 2015. English
278 pages ; 20 cm.
1510074511
Large print:The one we fell in love with:2017.:Large print edition.
Author: Toon, Paige, 1975-
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large print edition.
Publisher: Clipper Large Print Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Simon & Schuster, 2016. English
342 pages (large print)
1785030914
Paperback:The labrador handbook : the definitive guide to care and training:2015.
Author: Mattinson, Pippa.
Year 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Ebury Press,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
191 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm.
1785414798
Large print:Soot:2019.:Large print edition.
Author: Martin, Andrew, 1962-
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large print edition.
Publisher: ISIS,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Corsair, 2017. English
324 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
0241283493
Paperback:No way out:2019.
Author: Hunter, Cara.
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Text on inside covers. English
x, 361 pages ; 20 cm.
1473676355
Hardback:The outsider:2018.
Author: King, Stephen, 1947-
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
475 pages ; 24 cm.