What we're about

As the name of the group suggests we love to read. This is about the enjoyment of reading, no one in this group should feel obliged to read EVERY book EVERY month. We all lead busy lives. We are an easy going bunch. Come and make some new friends, share a laugh, have a few drinks, have something to eat, talk about all types of topics & generally just have a good time.
Stuff you might like to know:
•Member ages range from 18 upwards! Everyone’s welcome!
•Books are recommended by members via e-mail or at the meetup.
•The recommendation list consists of 20 to 30 books. When new books are recommended, the oldest ones are removed from the list.
•You can vote for the book you want to read at the meetup, or alternatively via email. The day after the meetup, all votes are counted & the 2 books with the most amount of votes will be posted on the website.
•Votes accumulate: if you voted for a certain book but it didn't get enough votes to be one of this month's favourites, the votes still stand. When new votes for that book come in next month, it might be one of the two with the most total votes, hence one we're going to read!
•The €1 payable per meeting attended is not compulsory; fees are used for the upkeep of the site.
•Details & a map for the venue can be found via the link supplied under the WHERE heading on the webpage.

Upcoming events (5+)

The Dublin Book Club Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

The Bleeding Horse

€1.00

Hi there, here are the two books for the February 19th meetup. And remember, you don't have to read both books! Enjoy, and see you on the 19th of February! Note: If these books are difficult to find in bookshops, try online (e.g.: Amazon.co.uk, kennys.ie, easons.com, bookdepository.com to name a few). 1. The Little Drummer Girl - John le Carré In this enthralling and thought-provoking novel of Middle Eastern intrigue, Charlie, a brilliant and beautiful young actress, is lured into 'the theatre of the real' by an Israeli intelligence officer. Forced to play her ultimate role, she is plunged into a deceptive and delicate trap set to ensnare an elusive Palestinian terrorist. 2. Barkskins- Annie Proulx From Annie Proulx--the Pulitzer Prize-- and National Book Award--winning author of The Shipping News and "Brokeback Mountain," comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world's forests. In the late seventeenth century two penniless young Frenchmen, Rene Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord, a "seigneur," for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters--barkskins. Rene suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a Mi'kmaw woman and their descendants live trapped between two inimical cultures. But Duquet, crafty and ruthless, runs away from the seigneur, becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business. Proulx tells the stories of the descendants of Sel and Duquet over three hundred years--their travels across North America, to Europe, China, and New Zealand, under stunningly brutal conditions--the revenge of rivals, accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, and cultural annihilation. Over and over again, they seize what they can of a presumed infinite resource, leaving the modern-day characters face to face with possible ecological collapse. Proulx's inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid--in their greed, lust, vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope--that we follow them with fierce attention. Annie Proulx is one of the most formidable and compelling American writers, and Barkskins is her greatest novel, a magnificent marriage of history and imagination. Séamus

The Dublin Book Club Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

The Bleeding Horse

€1.00

Hi everybody, The books for this next meetup will be posted a few days after the previous meetup has occurred! Seamus

The Dublin Book Club Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

The Bleeding Horse

€1.00

Hi everybody, The books for this next meetup will be posted a few days after the previous meetup has occurred! Seamus

The Dublin Book Club Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

The Bleeding Horse

€1.00

Hi everybody, The books for this next meetup will be posted a few days after the previous meetup has occurred! Seamus

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The Dublin Book Club Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

The Bleeding Horse

€1.00

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