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Reading and Discussing Books

The book group meets at Clapton Library on the fourth Tuesday of each month from  14:00 until 16:00.  Conversation about our chosen book for the month is generally followed by tea and biscuits about 15:30.


Attendance for this group is currently around six to ten people each session. New members are always welcome. Contact the coordinator to be added to our emailing list and to find out the current book.


Every so often, the coordinator compiles a list of titles suggested by group members  from Hackney Libraries' special book club stock of fiction. Clapton Library then provide one of these each month as requested if available. We pick up our books from the desk at Clapton Library and must return them there after the relevant meeting. This means you must have a Hackney Libraries membership card.


Please see below for a list of the books we have read in 2016.


Wendy Powell

Coordinator, HU3A Book Group


Books read in 2016

Chimamanda NgoziAdiche                 Americanah

Kate Atkinson                                      Life After Life

John Banville                                      The Untouchable

Jo Bloom                                             Ridley Road

Anne Enright                                       The Gathering

Moshsin Hamid                                   The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Jonas Jonasson                                  The Hundred-Year-Old Man who Climbed out of a                                                                Window and Disappeared

Camilla Lackberg                                The Hidden Child

Doris Lessing                                      The Good Terrorist

Zadie Smith                                         On Beauty

Paul Torday                                         Salmon Fishing in the Yemen



Just turn up and participate in choosing a book from Hackney Library's wide selection of books for reading groups. Then share your opinions of the month's read at the next meeting..