What we're about
The Wimbledon Book Club is a reading group that meets in Wimbledon, SW19 Merton South West London, on the first and third Mondays of the month.
We are a friendly bunch in our 20's, 30 (and the young at heart) who enjoy an "occasional" drink while discussing contemporary fiction paperbacks.We are very easy to get toif you live in Wimbledon, Wimbledon Village, Putney, Southfields, Raynes Park, Balham, Tooting, Morden, New Malden, Sutton or Mitcham :)
We all know most Bookclubs tend to read the same things don't we? 'The Help' or 'Eat, Prey, Love Marketing Opportunity™' or 'The Da V¡nc¡ Cod'. Not us. No Way! 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.
Want to know more?
If you would like to know some more about us, here are some links to all info you should need.
Want to read what people say about us? (http://www.wimbledonbookclub.com/about/comments/?op=all)
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Where we have our meetings (http://www.wimbledonbookclub.com/pages/Where_we_have_our_meetings/) (Login required)
Some local and literary links (http://www.wimbledonbookclub.com/pages/Local_and_Literary_Links)
Will we read your book? (http://www.wimbledonbookclub.com/pages/Will_we_read_your_book)
We have been bookgroup.info's (http://www.bookgroup.info/) Book Group of the Month (http://www.bookgroup.info/041205/bgotm_archive.php?id=855)
on TWO separate occasions. Blimey!