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 Golden Rule

Amanda Craig

When Hannah is invited into the First-Class carriage of the London to Penzance train by Jinni, she walks into a spider’s web. Over the course of their journey, the two women agree to murder each other’s husbands. After all, they are strangers on a train – who could possibly connect them? The Golden Rule by Amanda Craig is a terrific page-turner – sharp, clever, and totally captivating!


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 Manningtree Witches

A. K. Blakemore

The winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2021, The Manningtree Witches by A. K. Blakemore is brilliant historical debut about the harrowing witch trials of seventeenth-century England. It is England, 1643. Puritanical fervour has gripped the nation. In Manningtree, depleted of men since the Civil War began, the women are left to their own devices. But when the Witchfinder General comes to town, their community is uprooted. A visceral, gripping thriller!


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 Appeal

Janice Hallett

A brilliantly clever cosy crime novel for fans of Agatha Christie and Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club, The Appeal is a marvellous debut thriller from Janice Hallett. There is a mystery to solve in the sleepy town of Lower Lockwood. It starts with the arrival of two secretive newcomers, and ends with a tragic death. Roderick Tanner QC has assigned law students Charlotte and Femi to the case. Someone has already been sent to prison for murder, but he suspects that they are innocent. And that far darker secrets have yet to be revealed . . .


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...

Poisoned

Jennifer Donnelly

Such a great cover! Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly, author of A Gathering Light, is a brilliantly dark retelling of Snow White. Sophie used to believe everything she’d heard about herself, the poisonous words people use to keep girls like Sophie from becoming too powerful, too strong . . . Now Sophie must find the courage to face to prove that even the darkest magic can’t extinguish the fire burning inside every girl, and that kindness is the ultimate form of strength.


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