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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
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.
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.
1444913042
Hardback:Hugless Douglas and the big sleep:2014.
Author: Melling, David.
Year 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2012. Board book. English
30 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 17 cm.
1787330672
Hardback:21 lessons for the 21st century:2018.
Author: Harari, Yuval N.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Jonathan Cape,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
xv, 352 pages ; 23 cm.
144482631X
Large print:Not my father's son : a family memoir:2015.:Large print ed.
Author: Cumming, Alan, 1965-
Year 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large print ed.
Publisher: Charnwood,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: Edinburgh: Canongate, 2014. Adult. English
344 pages (large print) ; 24 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
1409164004
Paperback:A noise downstairs:2019.
Author: Barclay, Linwood.
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orion,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2018. English
386 pages ; 20 cm.
0750544554
Large print:The secret:2017.:Large print edition.
Author: Hughes, Kathryn, 1964-
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large print edition.
Publisher: Magna,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Headline Review, 2016. English
354 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
1472229959
Paperback:The letter:2015.
Author: Hughes, Kathryn, 1964-
Year 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Headline Review,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
396 pages ; 20 cm.
0857302973
Paperback:Judge Walden : call the next case:2019.
Author: Murphy, Peter, 1946-
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: No Exit Press,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
416 pages ; 20 cm.
014150174X
Paperback:Dirty beasts:2009.
Author: Dahl, Roald.
Year 2009.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Poetry
Publisher: Puffin,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Roald Dahl has created a ghastly assortment of wicked beasts getting up to some extraordinary and unmentionable things in this comic collection of verse. Meet the clever pig with a plan to save his bacon, the scorpion who likes to sting, the giant toad who can jump from England to France, and lots more. Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983; London: Jonathan Cape, 1984. Juvenile. English
31 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
0241379504
Hardback:The wych elm:2019.
Author: French, Tana.
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Viking,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: Viking, 2018. English
513 pages ; 21 cm.
1408867818
Paperback:Moonrise:2018.
Author: Crossan, Sarah.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2017. English
385 pages ; 20 cm.
1786480263
Paperback:The girl before:2018.
Author: Delaney, JP.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Quercus,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2017. English
407 pages ; 20 cm.