Virtual Book Group launch!

In Reading Groups on January 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Brent’s first ever ‘virtual’ book group launches here on February 1st where the discussion all happens online.

You don’t even have to set foot out of the house on a wintry night or battle with your brolly to make it down to the library. You can tell us what you think of our chosen books and engage with other readers online.

With our virtual book club, there are no set meeting times, so you determine your reading pace. All you have to do is check this site to see what book we are reading and then borrow the book from any Brent Library. Reservations on our book of the month will be free. You can add your comments on the blog as you progress throught the book and take part in discussions with other readers online.

To celebrate Valentines Day our chosen book for February is David Nicholls’ One Day. An amazing romantic read and best seller. It describes a day in July when Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. The book follows them on this one day next year. And the year after that. And every year that follows. The Times describe it as a ‘cancel all calls’, ‘leave me alone’ book. We just hope that you can tear yourselves away to take part in the online discussion! Reserve your copy today.

So as not give away any of the plot and to give you time to read the book, the chat will take place the last week of February…

Forthcoming titles for Book of the Month:

March: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Half a yellow sun

April: Gonzo A | Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson an Oral Biography

May: Stephen King | The Gunslinger

June: Dave Boling | Guernica

July: Orange Prize winning Author Tea Obreht | The Tiger’s Wife

August: Danny Wallace | Friends like these

September: Banned Books promotion tbc

October: tbc

November: tbc

December: tbc

  1. One of the best Novels I have ever read can’t wait to get talking about it!

  2. What a great idea. I can never get a baby sitter – so miss out on the reading groups. Have just picked up the book from Willesden Library today. Can’t wait to start reading!

  3. I will be gifting free copies of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ (March Book of the Month) during the World Book Night event at Willesden Green Library from 5pm on Saturday 5th March. Only limited copies available, so get there quick!

  4. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Hilary Ely and Library Web, Brent Libraries. Brent Libraries said: The 'Virtual Book Group' launched last week! It's so easy to join in […]

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