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+)

Jamming January

The Rainbow

It may be January but let's celebrate. We've survived Christmas and a glut of mince pies and now we're sitting down in the warm to read another great book. This month it will be THE HISTORY OF BEES by Maja Lunde, the story of three generations of bee keepers living first in Britain, then America and finally in China after global disasters have left a world without bees and possibly without hope. Join us this month to see if we survive!

Frosty February

The Rainbow

Its' February, and it's cold outside, well it's probably going to be cold in here as well as we tackle NORTHERN LIGHTS, the start of Philip Pullman's amazing 'His Dark Materials Trilogy.' Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...A book caught between physics and magic with excitement and wonder all the way. Join us to find out what Lyra discovers in the cold north.

March Meltdown

The Rainbow

We'll be setting down in March for another great read. We'll be voting on what that will be soon so watch this space for further news but you know that whatever it is, it'll be good!

April Classics

The Rainbow

It's April and time for a Classic. Yes, your chance to choose a book from any year before 1920 that you'd like us to read. It could be H. G. Wells, George Eliot or anyone else that takes your fancy. Just remember, nothing before 1920- we're very strict! Hope you can join us for a classic evening of drink and discussion.

Past events (123)

Dining in December

The Rainbow

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