Book Clubs

We’ve been running our Book Clubs at Simply Books for over fifteen years – some of our members have coming along since day one but we always enjoy welcoming new people! If you love reading and like talking about books why not ask us about joining one of our book clubs?



Sue’s Book Club

Sue’s Book Club is a group for Women. We meet in the morning on the first Tuesday of the month. We mostly read new(ish) fiction and sometimes biography – books which appeal to a female readership. You’ll get a good idea of what we’ve read recently if you browse ‘Sue’s Bay’ in the shop.


Here’s what we’re reading this month...

How to Kill Your Family

by Bella Mackie

Meet Grace Bernard. Daughter, sister, serial killer… Grace has lost everything.

Tuesday 7th February 9.30AM

‘I’ve struggled to recover my reading mojo since lockdown. This turned out to be the thing that sparked it back to life… Funny, sharp, dark and twisted, Grace is a character I found myself rooting for even as she committed the most vile misdeeds’ JOJO MOYES

 


Andrew’s Book Group

Andrew’s Book Club meets at 7.00PM on the first Tuesday of the month – mostly we read new(ish) fiction although sometimes we dip into the back catalogue. You’ll get a good idea of what we’ve read recently if you browse ‘Andrew’s Bay’ in the shop or here


Here’s what we’re reading this month...

The Remains of the Day

by Kazuo Ishiguro

A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro’s beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House.  In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the countryside and into his past.

Tuesday 7th February 7.00PM

‘A triumph . . . This wholly convincing portrait of a human life unweaving before your eyes is inventive and absorbing, by turns funny, absurd and ultimately very moving.’ Sunday Times


Crime

Crime Club is especially for fans of crime novels and meets at 7.00PM on the second Wednesday of the month. We read a wide range of crime fiction – new and old – and enjoy a lively discussion of each book’s twists and turns!


Here’s what we’re reading this month...

A Killing in November

by Simon Mason

Ryan Wilkins grew up on a trailer park, a member of what many people would call the criminal classes. As a young Detective Inspector, he’s lost none of his disgust with privileged elites – or his objectionable manners. But he notices things; they stick to his eyes.

Wednesday 8th February 7.00PM

‘This moody, atmospheric novel is full of surprises’ Sunday Times (Crime Book of the Month)

 


Friday Night

Friday Night Book Club is for adults who enjoy reading children’s fiction – particularly novels aimed at older teens (YA). We meet every six weeks on a Friday evening. It’s a fairly new group so room for new members!


Here’s what we’re reading this month...

The Week at World's End

by Emma Carroll

1962, London during the Cuban Missile Crisis

What would you do if there was a real possibility that the world might end?

Friday 10th March 5.30pm

 


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