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We are a friendly group of people aged between 30 and 45 who love books and talking about books. We hold regular meetings in interesting locations around East London. If you'd like to suggest a pub, bar, cafe or book then come and join us! We will organise around two meetings per month; one for a book-related chat and one general social. All members old and new are welcome to all sessions organised but you should RSVP for your chosen session quickly before seats run out!

Please note that this isn't a huge group with lots of members who don't attend. We are an active group so if you join, please make sure you come along to one of our meetings.

Joining requires a photo of yourself and your answers to the joining questions. We don't accept members without photos since it helps us recognise newcomers.

Previous meetings:

Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl (Grayson Perry Biography) By Wendy Jones

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

And the Hippos were Boiled in their Tanks by William S. Burroughs & Jack Kerouac

Brick Lane By Monica Ali

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah

Man and Boy by Tony Parsons

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within by Stephen Fry

Stoner by John Williams

Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Christie Malry's Own Double Entry by BS Johnson

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Birdy by William Wharton

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

The Mitford Girls by Mary S. Lovell

Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis #1-4)

The Invention of Morel by Bioy Casares

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Walking Tour: George Orwell's 1984

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Worst Person Ever by Douglas Coupland

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Devil's Acre by Jonathan Bastable

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Rodinsky's Room by Rachel Lichtenstein and Iain Sinclair

The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You: A Guide to the Universe by Marcus Chown

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Millennium People by J.G. Ballard

The Shining by Stephen King

The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

Capital by John Lanchester

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre   

We're 197 Friendly Readers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, September 1, 2016 7:30 PM

    Any Human Heart by William Boyd

    6 Friendly Readers attending
  • Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:30 PM

    Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

    12 Friendly Readers attending
  • Saturday, October 8, 2016 3:00 PM

    See Edna O'Brien and Eimear McBride

    1 Friendly Readers attending
  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:30 PM

    Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    9 Friendly Readers attending
  • Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:30 PM

    Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller

    5 Friendly Readers attending
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:30 PM

    My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

    9 Friendly Readers attending
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 7:30 PM

    If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

    4 Friendly Readers attending
  • Thursday, January 5, 2017 7:30 PM

    Wuthering Heights

    6 Friendly Readers attending
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:30 PM

    The General of the Dead Army by Ismail Kadare

    3 Friendly Readers attending
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:30 PM

    God Is Dead by Ron Currie Jr.

    5 Friendly Readers attending
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