What we’re about
Founded in 2008 WimbledonBookClub.Com is a reading group that meets on the second Monday of each month. We're friendly bunch in our 20's, 30's and the young at heart who like an "occasional" drink while we discuss contemporary paperbacks. We're really easy to get to if you live in Wimbledon, Putney, Southfields, Raynes Park, Morden, Balham, Tooting, New Malden, Sutton or Mitcham 😁
- Our Theme for 2023 is: Dark Satires
We are also explicitly non-partisan and have a very firm "EVERYONE'S WELCOME" policy, be that man or woman, young or old, black and white, or left or right. We don't claim to be 'for' one group, which really means we're excluding everyone else. If you can read the book and get to the venue, you'll be very welcome along.
Being an adventurous bunch we often like to read something different. This could be Romantic Fiction, Literary Classics, Pulp Fiction, Crime Fiction, Current Affairs, Science Fiction or anything else that helps us become 'Well Read'.
Except chicklit. We don't read chicklit 😉
Unlike some Bookclubs we are INDEPENDENT, don't have our books chosen by a Book Shop, marketing department, TV Chat Show, publisher or any other commercial interest. Our book choices are always about having a good read and a good nights discussion, not sales.
Since 2008 we have read a wide range of novels including Star of the sea, Brighton Rock, The Corrections, The Great Gatsby, Brave New World/Island, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Dangerous Parking, Flicker, The Left Hand Of Darkness, From Hell, Snow, The Master & Margarita, Flat Earth News, Three men in a boat/Three Men on the Bummel, The Big Sleep/Farewell, My Lovely, A Very British Coup, The Remains of the Day, The Leopard, The Book of the New Sun, The Poisonwood Bible, Tender Morsles, Let The Right One In, The Butcher Boy, Shogun, The Damned Utd, Norwegian Wood, The City and The City, The Siege Of Krishnapur, The Death of the Heart, Never Let Me Go, The Outsider, White Tiger, The Sparrow, Frankenstein, Wolf Totem, Rebecca, Fight Club, The Handmaid's Tale, The Meaning of Friendship, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, In Great Waters, The Last Letter from Your Lover, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Cloud Atlas, The Day of the Triffids, The Old Man and the Sea, The Tin Drum, Please Look After Mother, Heart of Darkness, The Trial, Catcher in the Rye, The Player of Games, Wuthering Heights, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Wasp Factory, Nineteen Eighty-Four, The short Stories of H.P. Lovecraft, Lolita, The End of the Affair, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, The English Patient, Bonjour Tristesse & A Certain Smile, The Road, A Farewell To Arms and All Quiet on the Western Front.