Book Groups

Reading groups are a great way to discover new books and authors. Get together with like-minded people in a relaxed and comfortable setting and exchange ideas over a cuppa. Research conducted by the Reading Agency shows that belonging to a reading group helps people relax, combats isolation, improves self-esteem and social interaction and evokes well-being as well as being great fun. 

Inverclyde Libraries normally runs five Book Groups, which meet online and at Central, Gourock and Port Glasgow libraries: 

·         Online book group, monthly on a Wednesday, 12.30pm-1.10pm.

·         Tea Time Book Group, 2nd Monday of the month, 5pm-6.30pm, Central library.

·         Central Bookchat, 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10.00am-11.00am, Central library.

·         Gourock Bookchat, last Thursday of the month, 1pm-3pm, Gourock library.

·         Port Glasgow Bookchat, first Thursday of the month, 11am-12noon, Port Glasgow library.

Our Book Group collection of multiple copy fiction and non-fiction titles is available to view as an attachment on this page (see Documents). There are between 6 and 12 copies per set and some titles are also available in eBook, eAudio, large print or audio book format.

Our Book Group Collection is regularly reviewed and updated with input from book group members.

All our groups are free to join so if you would like to come along to one of our groups, or start a reading group in your area, contact Central Library on 01475 712323 or email library.central@inverclyde.gov.uk

BOOK GROUP COLLECTIONS - JANUARY 2022

Author

Title

Published

Genre

Ahern, Cecelia

The Book of Tomorrow

2009

Contemporary fiction

Alexander, VS

Magdalen Girls

2016

Historical fiction

Anderson, Celia

59 Memory Lane

2019

Contemporary romance

Archer, Jeffrey

Heads you win

2018

Thriller

Atwood, Margaret

The testaments

2019

Literary fiction

Backman, Fredrik  

The scandal (aka Beartown)

2017

Contemporary fiction

Barnett, David M.

Calling Major Tom

2017

Humorous fiction

Barry, Sebastian

The Secret Scripture

2008

Contemporary fiction

Bennett, S. J.

The Windsor knot

2020

Crime fiction

Block, Stefan Merrill

The Story of Forgetting

2008

Contemporary fiction

Brookner, Anita

Strangers

2009

Contemporary fiction

Burnet, Graeme Macrae

His bloody project

2015

Thriller

Butland, Stephanie

Lost for words

2017

Contemporary romance

Byatt, A. S.

The children’s book

2009

Historical fiction

Cannon, Joanna

Breaking and mending

2019

Medical biography

Chandler, Raymond

The big sleep

2011

Crime fiction

Cheek, Mavis

Amenable Women

2009

Historical fiction

Cleeves, Ann

The long call

2019

Crime fiction

Cole, Martina

Dangerous Lady

2017

Thriller

Connelly, Michael

The Lincoln Lawyer

2005

Thriller

Daly, Paula

The mistake I made

2015

Psychological thriller

Davis, Margaret Thomson

Double Danger

2009

Suspense fiction

De Witt, Patrick

The Sisters brothers

2011

Historical fiction, Western

Donoghue, Emma

Room

2010

Psychological fiction

Douglas, Louise

The secret by the lake

2015

Contemporary romance

Egan, Jennifer

A visit from the Goon Squad

2010

Psychological fiction

Gayle, Mike

Half a world away

2019

Literary fiction

Genova, Lisa

Still Alice

2009

Contemporary fiction

Glen, Joanna

The other half of Augusta Hope

2019

Contemporary fiction

Green, John

The fault in our stars

2012

Young adult fiction

Griffiths, Elly

The stranger diaries

2019

Crime fiction

Gyasi,Yaa

Homegoing

2016

Historical fiction

Haig, Matt

The midnight library

2020

General fiction

Harper, Elodie

The binding song

2017

Horror

Hashimi, Nadia

The pearl that broke its shell

2014

Women’s fiction

Hawkins, Paula

The Girl on the Train

2015

Thriller

Hayder, Mo

Gone

2010

Crime fiction

Hillenbrand, Laura

Unbroken: an extraordinary true story of courage and survival

2012

Historical biography

(Non-fiction)

Hogan, Ruth

The keeper of lost things

2017

Women’s fiction

Hogan, Ruth    

Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel

2019

Women’s fiction

Hogan, Ruth    

The wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

2018

Women’s fiction

Holmes, A.M.

May we be Forgiven

2012

Contemporary fiction

Honeyman, Gail

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

2017

Humorous fiction

Hornby, Nick

Juliet Naked

2009

Humorous fiction

Hunter, Georgia

We were the lucky ones

2017

Biographical fiction

Irving, John

Avenue of mysteries

2015

Contemporary fiction

James, Erica

The Queen of New Beginnings

2010

Contemporary fiction

Johns, Ana

The woman in the white kimono

2019

Historical fiction

Joyce, Rachel

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

2012

Humorous fiction

Kane, Jessica Francis

The Report

2011

Historical fiction

Kay, Adam

This is going to hurt: secret diaries of a junior doctor

2017

Medical biography, Humorous (Non-fiction)

Kennedy, A.L.

What Becomes

2009

Short stories

Kennedy, Douglas

Leaving the World

2009

Thriller

Kent, Kathleen

The Heretic’s Daughter

2009

Historical fiction

Keyes, Marian

The Brightest Star in the Sky

2009

Romance, Humorous

Kinsley, Erin

Found

2019

Thriller

Koomson, Dorothy

The Ice Cream Girls

2010

Psychological thriller

Land, Ali

Good me, bad me

2017

Thriller

Lapena, Shari

The Couple Next Door

2016

Psychological thriller

Lee, Harper

Go Set a Watchman

2015

Historical fiction

Lee, Harper                 

To kill a mockingbird

2010

Classic

Lefteri, Christy

The beekeeper of Aleppo

2020

General fiction

Levy, Andrea

The Long Song

2010

Historical fiction

Lewycka, Marina

We are all made of Glue

2009

Humorous fiction

McCall Smith, Alexander

Corduroy mansions

2009

Contemporary fiction

McGilvray, Marion

A Lost Wife’s Tale

2009

Romance

McGregor, Jon

Even the Dogs

2011

Contemporary fiction

McMahon, Katharine

The Rose of Sebastopol

2007

Historical fiction

Mandanna, Serita

Tiger Hills

2010

Historical fiction, Romance

Martin, Valerie

Property

2003

Contemporary fiction

Massie, Allan

Surviving

2009

Literary fiction

May, Peter

Entry Island

2014

Crime fiction

Michaelides, Alex

The silent patient

2019

Psychological fiction

Mina, Denise

The long drop

2017

Crime fiction

Morris, Heather

The tattooist of Auschwitz

2018

Historical fiction

Mosse, Kate

The Winter Ghosts

2010

Historical fiction, Horror

Moyes, Jojo

The giver of stars

2019

Romance

Myerson, Julie

The stopped heart

2016

Psychological thriller

Nemirovsky, Irene

Suite Francaise

2014

Historical fiction

Ng, Celeste

Everything I never told you

2014

Literary fiction

Ng, Celeste

Little fires everywhere

2018

Literary fiction

Nicholls, David

Us

2014

Contemporary fiction

Niffenegger, Audrey

Her fearful symmetry

2009

Horror

Nugent, Liz

Lying in wait

2017

Thriller

O’Farrell, Maggie

 

I am, I am, I am : seventeen brushes with death

2018

Biography

Osman, Richard

The Thursday murder club

2020

Crime fiction

Owens, Agnes

The Complete Novellas

2009

Short stories

Owens, Delia

Where the crawdads sing

2019

Contemporary fiction

Paris, B.A

Behind closed doors

2016

Crime fiction

Paris, B A

The breakdown

2017

Thriller

Parkin, Gaile

Baking Cakes in Kigali

2009

Romance

Parry, Ambrose

The way of all flesh

2018

Crime fiction

Pearce, A J

Dear Mrs Bird

2018

Historical fiction

Picoult, Jodi

House Rules

2010

General fiction

(autism)

Quick, Matthew

The Silver Linings Play Book

2010

Literary fiction

Rankin, Ian

In a house of lies

2018

Crime fiction

Robotham, Mandy

A woman of war

2019

Historical fiction

Rooney, Sally

Normal people

2018

Contemporary romance

Salinger, J.D.

The catcher in the rye

2010

Classic

Saunders, George   

Lincoln in the Bardo

2017

Historical fiction

Sparks, Nicholas

The Last Song

2009

Contemporary romance

Stedman, M.L.

The Light Between Oceans

2013

Historical fiction, Literary fiction

Stuart, Douglas

Shuggie Bain

2020

General fiction

Tearne, Roma

Brixton Beach

2009

Literary fiction

Thom, Eleanor

The Tin-Kin

2009

Literary fiction

Towles, Amor

Rules of Civility

2012

Historical fiction, Romance

Trevor, William

Love and Summer

2009

Contemporary romance

Turton, Stuart

The devil and the dark water

2020

Thriller

Turton, Stuart

The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

2018

Thriller

Tyler, Anne

Noah’s Compass

2009

Contemporary fiction

Verghese, Abraham

Cutting for Stone

2009

Saga

Ward, Katie

Girl Reading

2012

Literary fiction

Wynd, Oswald

The Ginger Tree

2002

Saga

Zusak, Markus

The Book Thief

2008

Historical fiction

*Please Note: All titles are subject to availability at the time of request. Some titles are also available in eBook, eAudio, large print, or audio book format.