What we're about

Welcome to Chichester Readers; a group of people who love books. The general idea is to meet every month or so, all having read the same book and to have a bit of a natter over a glass or two of wine. Marvellous.

Books we have read include:

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris

Beloved by Toni Morrison

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano

Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope

We Are Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

The Red House by Mark Haddon

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

Venice by Jan Morris

The Secret Scrpture by Sebastian Barry

Disgrace by J M Coetzee

Poems That Make Grown Men Cry ed A & B Holden

Off the Road by Carolyn Cassady

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

(For a full list of books we have read go to PAGES/WHAT HAVE WE READ?)

The Book Club has some guidelines which we follow or ignore as we choose. The “rules” are as follows:

1st Rule of Book Club: The readers choose the next read in a 'democratic' process

2nd Rule of Book Club: You may talk about Book Club

3rd Rule of Book Club: We don't choose a read that any of the readers have already read

4th Rule of Book Club: Readers bring suggestions for the next read to the Meetup

5th Rule of Book Club: We're happy to read anything as long as it is in paperback at a reasonable price

Upcoming events (5)

June Jackpot

Oaklands Park.

After overwhelming support for Tara Westover's autobiography, EDUCATED, this will be our June book. Tara's life was hard at the beginning, living in a household preparing for the End of Days where school was thought unnecessary and Tara's birth was not even registered. But as her father grew more extreme and her brother more violent, at sixteen she chose to leave and to get the education she was so lacking. But it wouldn't be as easy as that...

So join us in June to discover how things turned out. This month we have decided NOT to meet on Zoom. Instead we are opting for a Big Picnic in Chichester's Oakland Park. You will be e-mailed with the details nearer to the time and you will also be e-mailed if we have to cancel due to the English weather (then we'll meet on Zoom!).


July Japes

Online event

July already and hopefully everyone will be out and about again enjoying the sunshine. But whatever we're doing we'll be discussing another great book on the July 23rd , so make sure you can join us and take part. We'll see you then!

Absolute August

Online event

August, the heat and dust of the summer and another good book to exercise your mind on. Make sure you join us on for the discussion on 20th August. Just sit back, sip and drink and talk about books!

Sibilant September

Online event

September already and the summer gently fading off into autumn. And we'll be discussing yet another amazing book. So don't forget to join us!

Past events (151)

May: The French Connection

Online event

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