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Book Groups

Discuss books with fellow readers at our free, friendly and informal Book Group meetings. Pick up copies of the latest title at your local Idea Store, or download eBook and eAudiobook copies from our eLibrary.

July

Snap by Belinda Bauer
On a stifling summer's day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. But she doesn't come back.  And life as the children know it is changed for ever.
eBook and eAudiobook copies available
Monday 8 July, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Idea Store Chrisp Street [Temporarily based at Poplar Baths]

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
An entertaining story of sibling rivalry – an elderly Ukrainian widower living in Britain falls in love with a Russian gold-digger in search of a passport to prosperity.
eBook copies available
Thursday 18 July, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Cubitt Town Library

August

Sofia Khan is not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
The City Read choice for 2019 – Sofia Khan is single again and after being asked to write a book about Muslim dating she needs to do some research...
Wednesday 7 August, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Idea Store Bow

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
One of the most celebrated works of literature for children, The Wind in the Willows is a timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie.
eBook and eAudiobook copies available
Monday 12 August, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Idea Store Chrisp Street [Temporarily based at Poplar Baths]

Sofia Khan is not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
The City Read choice for 2019 – Sofia Khan is single again and after being asked to write a book about Muslim dating she needs to do some research...
Thursday 15 August, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Cubitt Town Library

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Master and Margarita combines supernatural elements with satirical dark comedy and Christian philosophy, defying a singular genre. Many critics consider it to be one of the best novels of the 20th century, as well as the foremost of Soviet satires.
Wednesday 21 August, 6:15 – 7:45pm
eBook and eAudiobook copies available
Idea Store Canary Wharf

September

Educated by Tara Westover
A coming-of-age memoir that chronicles a young woman’s efforts to study her way out of her survivalist family upbringing.
Wednesday 18 September, 6:15 – 7:45pm
eBook and eAudiobook copies available
Idea Store Canary Wharf