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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:

28th March

23rd May

18th August

12th September

Previous/Current Book

We have relaunched the Book Club as of July to coincide with Health Information Week (5th July) and we have changed the way we run the book club, selecting one book every 8 weeks. We also discuss the books via MS Teams.

Our next book is "My Name Is Why" by award winning author Lemn Sissay. This is our World Book Night title for this year and we will be giving out more info on this event later this month.

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

Hay Festival read - Michael Rosen - Many Different Kinds of Love
Hay Festival read - Michael Rosen - Many Different Kinds of Love

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Stories To Make You Smile
Stories To Make You Smile

World Book Night 2021

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Erebus: The Story of a Ship
Erebus: The Story of a Ship

Book club selected book from November 2021- chosen by Jo

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Hay Festival read - Michael Rosen - Many Different Kinds of Love
Hay Festival read - Michael Rosen - Many Different Kinds of Love

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

Other published versions may be available. 

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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!