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The Book Club

Welcome to our book club! 

We are currently running this club as online only, and you can check this web page for our current book.

Our discussions are through Teams and if you'd like to be included in our Teams group, please contact the library. We hold discussions every 8 weeks on the chosen book. Don't feel like you have to join in with our selected book each time, but if you'd like to join in on our discussions, we'd love to hear from you. All are welcome!

You can also join our Goodreads group , simply click on the icon below, and don't forget to follow us or add us as a friend to receive updates. There you can post comments, let us know what you are reading or maybe recommend some books to be featured here on our web page! 

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Upcoming meeting dates:

04/12/2023

29/01/2024

25/03/2024

20/05/2024

We select one book every 8 weeks. These books can be from the result of a members poll, library staff recommendations and selections on a certain theme. We also discuss the books via MS Teams.

Our next book is "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig, from our book club member chat suggestions.

You can click on the book images above, to find out more about our selected books. Please remember you are free to dip in and out of the club and there is no expectation for you to read all of the books we select, just the ones you want to read!

If you'd like to recommend a book to feature in our "Other Recommended Reads" section (which also shows our previous selections), please add it to our General Discussion thread in Goodreads.

Don't forget, you can check the public libraries for stock of the selected Book Club reads! Audiobooks and e-books may also be available.

Anyone living, working or studying in Derbyshire are eligible to join their libraries:

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/using-your-library/joining/joining-the-library.aspx

The same applies to Derby City Libraries:

https://www.inderby.org.uk/libraries/how-to-join/

Staffordshire libraries accept membership from anywhere in the country:

https://www.yourlibcat.staffordshire.gov.uk/web/arena/self-registration

Other Recommended Reads

Book images are subject to copyright and used for example only.

Other published versions may be available. 

Project Gutenberg  e-books

Project Gutenberg has been operating since 1971 and has over 60,000 free e-books that are out of US copyright. These have been digitised and proof read by volunteers and are in the epub and Kindle e-book format which can be downloaded to a device or read online. Visit their website to find out more.

Please note the following disclaimer:

Project Gutenberg eBooks may be freely used in the United States because most are not protected by U.S. copyright law. They may not be free of copyright in other countries. Readers outside of the United States must check the copyright terms of their countries before accessing, downloading or redistributing eBooks. We also have a number of copyrighted titles, for which the copyright holder has given permission for unlimited non-commercial worldwide use.

How to save money on buying books..

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/jan/31/how-to-save-money-on-buying-books-or-get-them-for-free

This article has quite a few useful links and tips on how to access books for free or for lower prices. Of course libraries are on there as a fantastic source!

Archive

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens     -   Discussed 16/08/2021

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris - 27/09/2021

Erebus: The Story of a Ship by Michael Palin - 06/12/2021

The Lido by Libby Page - 31/01/2022

Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - 28/02/2022

My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay - 23/05/2022

And Away by Bob Mortimer - 18/07/2022

Murder Before Evensong by Richard Coles - 12/09/2022

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield - 07/11/2022

The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett - 09/01/2023

Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - 27/02/2023

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner - 24/04/2023

The Double Clue and Other Hercule Poirot Stories by Agatha Christie - 19/6/2023

The Five: The Untold Story of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold - 21/8/2023

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig - 09/10/2023

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