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...

The Fell

Sarah Moss

Sue is a huge Sarah Moss fan and a new novel from her is always something of an event for us! In Sarah’s latest book The Fell Kate escapes her two week COVID quarantine period to walk on the moors, knowing they will be deserted at dusk. But what was meant to be a quick solitary walk soon turns into a mountain rescue operation . . . Suspenseful, witty and wise, The Fell asks probing questions about the place the world has become since March 2020, and the place it was before.


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 Fell

Sarah Moss

Sue is a huge Sarah Moss fan and a new novel from her is always something of an event for us! In Sarah’s latest book The Fell Kate escapes her two week COVID quarantine period to walk on the moors, knowing they will be deserted at dusk. But what was meant to be a quick solitary walk soon turns into a mountain rescue operation . . . Suspenseful, witty and wise, The Fell asks probing questions about the place the world has become since March 2020, and the place it was before.


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...

The Sleeper Lies

Andrea Mara

It’s March 2018, and the country is covered in snow. Marianne wakes one morning to find footprints trailing across her garden and stopping at her bedroom window. Who was looking in at her while she was asleep? As her stalker begins to leave disturbing mementoes, Marianne’s thoughts go back two decades to the schoolyard outburst that tore her childhood apart. Old feuds resurface, and the mystery of her mother’s death is pulled back into focus. In the end, 24 days is all it takes for everything to come crashing down. A thrilling page-turner!


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 Knife of Never Letting Go

Patrick Ness

Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in a constant, overwhelming Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets. Then Todd Hewitt unexpectedly stumbles on a spot of complete silence. Which is impossible. And now he’s going to have to run… A gripping, immersive dystopia filled with unforgettable characters, this modern classic is soon to be a major motion picture starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ripley.


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