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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
178654038X
Paperback:Meat market:2019.
Author: Dawson, Juno, (Young adult fiction writer)
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Quercus,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
401 pages ; 20 cm.
1509841148
Paperback:The Secret Barrister : stories of the law and how it's broken.:2019.
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Picador,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2018. English
373 pages ; 20 cm.
0007553730
Hardback:The dawn watch : Joseph Conrad in a global world:2017.
Author: Jasanoff, Maya, 1974-
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: William Collins,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
xv, 375 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm.
024130637X
Paperback:The rough guide to Wales.:2018.:Ninth edition / this ninth edition updated by Tim Burford, Norm Longley and James Stewart.
Author: Burford, Tim.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Ninth edition / this ninth edition updated by Tim Burford, Norm Longley and James Stewart.
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Rough Guides,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Map and text on inside cover. Previous edition: 2015. English
479 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour) ; 20 cm.
0749577657
Paperback:The AA guide to Wales.:2016.:Second edition.
Author: Rees, Gwyneth.
Year 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Second edition.
Publisher: AA Publishing,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2014. English
351 pages : illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 23 cm.
1471138437
Paperback:The one we fell in love with:2016.
Author: Toon, Paige, 1975-
Year 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster,
Resource type: Physical
Note: No further information has been provided for this title. English
389 pages ; 20 cm.
0241968038
Paperback:Hot milk:2017.
Author: Levy, Deborah.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: UK: Hamish Hamilton, 2016. English
217 pages ; 20 cm.
1786486636
Paperback:Deadland:2020.
Author: Shaw, William, 1959-
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: riverrun,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2019. English
471 pages ; 20 cm.
147224902X
Paperback:Never be broken:2020.
Author: Hilary, Sarah.
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Headline,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2019. English
375 pages ; 20 cm.
0857522892
Hardback:Field service.:2015.
Author: Edric, Robert.
Year 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Doubleday,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Morlancourt, Northern France, 1920. In the aftermath of the war, when most Allied soldiers have either left this world or returned home to their loved ones, a small contingent remain in Northern France. Charged with the identification and burial of innumerable corpses and remains, these men perform a terrible and necessary duty. But not everyone se. English
299 pages ; 23 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
1785903802
Hardback:The briefing : politics, the press and the president:2018.
Author: Spicer, Sean.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Biteback Publishing,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
278 pages ; 24 cm.
1471166139
Paperback:The wicked deep:2018.
Author: Ernshaw, Shea.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon and Schuster,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
310 pages ; 20 cm.
1849763135
Hardback:Outfoxed:2015.
Author: Boldt, Claudia.
Year 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Tate Publishing,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
31 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm.
1782955550
Paperback:Motor Miles:2017.
Author: Burningham, John.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Red Fox,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2016. English
32 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm.
1788814029
Hardback:The moonlight zoo:2020.
Author: Powell-Tuck, Maudie.
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Little Tiger,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
25 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 29 cm.
1848861664
Paperback:Robopop:[2015].
Author: Hemming, Alice.
Year [2015].
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Maverick Arts Publishing,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
32 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm.
1471121143
Paperback:Beep beep beep time for sleep!:2016.
Author: Freedman, Claire.
Year 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon and Schuster,
Resource type: Physical
Note: English
26 unnumbered pages (some folded) : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm.
1405919469
Paperback:Nine perfect strangers:2019.
Author: Moriarty, Liane.
Year 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 2018. English
437 pages ; 20 cm.