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 Island of Longing

by Anne Griffin

Number One Irish bestselling author of When All is Said Anne Griffin returns with this beautiful, emotional novel about love, loss, family and hope that will break your heart . . . but also put it back together again.

Tuesday 2nd April 9.30am

‘Gently heartbreaking, but also hopeful and uplifting. An insight into the fragility of the human condition and what holds us together when we break’ IRISH TIMES

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...

Birnam Wood

by Eleanor Catton

A gripping psychological thriller from the Booker Prize-winning author of The Luminaries, Birnam Wood is Shakespearean in its wit, drama and immersion in character. A brilliantly constructed consideration of intentions, actions, and consequences, it is an unflinching examination of the human impulse to ensure our own survival.

Tuesday 2nd April 7.00pm




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...

Joint Enterprise

by Brigid Baillie

An emotional exploration of the impact of a murder on family and friends combined with the roller coaster ride of twists and turns which make for a high-profile criminal investigation and trial.

Wednesday 13th March 7.00PM


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...

Goddess Crown

by Shade Lapite

The royal court of Galla is as dangerous as it is glamorous… Kalothia will need every ounce of courage and wit, if she is to avenge those she loves … and stay alive.

Friday 26th April 4.30pm

“Opulence, beauty, and danger… A magnificent and triumphant debut.” Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author

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