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About The Group

Find out what’s going on in the literary world with latest releases, members suggestions, monthly book reviews, a literary festival calendar and competitions.

Dedicating time to attend a book group can be difficult – The Reading Room is an online book club that gives book-lovers the freedom to stop by and join in discussions in your free time. 

The Reading Room is available to join on Facebook, where you can escape to find detailed book reviews, suggestions, meet new people and even take part in monthly competitions. 

  • Stop by and join discussions with fellow members 
  • Read book reviews and make reccommendations
  • Take part in monthly competitions
  • Share your book wishlists

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Book of the Month

Each month members have the opportunity to vote for the next book of the month take a look at the previous months for a short synopsis, information about the author and member reviews....

April Book of the Month

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman




Congratulations to the 5 Reading Room members who have won a copy of our April Book of the Month. The lucky winners were:

Kathleen Revell, Nikki Harvey, Deborah Kendall, Emma Thorogood & Catherine Byrne. We look forward to receiving your reviews and thank you to everyone taking part.

Next opportunity to win one of 5 books to give away coming soon...


2018 Books

Take a look at the monthly book synopsis and learn about the author.  Does one of these books take your fancy, we would love to here your thoughts...


March 2018


For seventy years Josef has been a pillar of the community. Sage Singer, has hidden herself away in the shadow of her mother’s death, battling loneliness and focusing on her career as a baker. An unexpected friendship leads to a shocking request shatters everything Sage thought she knew about her friend. Leading Sage to delve into her family's history and battling questions of morality, betrayal, justice, forgiveness and mercy.



February 2018

Cartes Postales

 Illustrated with photographs, we follow Ellie who starts receiving mysterious postcards signed by ‘A’, she can’t resist the images of blue skies, sparkling seas and charming squares and decides that she must go and visit these places herself. On the morning of Ellie’s adventure, a notebook arrives, containing the story of A’s journey through Greece, with stories he’s picked up along the way. And so we set sail and join them on this trip of life affirming discovery and travel, reminding us to live life to the full.



January 2018


The story focuses on a young and adventurous Andalusian Shepherd, called Santiago who is troubled by a reoccurring dream of distant treasure, as he sleeps beneath a Sycamore tree. He yearns to travel in search of this worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognising opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.


If you would like to see some of our members past reviews you can find these here.

How to

Any of our members can become a reviewer or simply contribute to the discussions on Facebook.

Facebook discussions are our main forum although if you don't use Facebook you can still take part my submitting your review which can then be viewed along with all other reviews on these web pages.

To review a book simply submit a review form to or complete a form online here» . A review form can act as an aid to really make you think about specific elements of a book and how they have been interpreted by the author.


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