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The Reading Groups Collection is a central collection of book titles specifically for Reading Groups to borrow. The collection has been set up to ensure that there are multiple copies of titles for Reading Groups to read. Click on the blue title to read a synopsis.
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The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man Jonas Jonasson
Aftermath Rhidian Brooks
All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr
Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Among the Lemon Trees Nadia Marks
Anything is Possible Elizabeth Strout
The Ashes of London Andrew Taylor
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning Laurie Lee
The Auschwitz Violin Maria Angels Anglads
Baby Doll Hollie Overton
A Beautiful Terrible Thing Jen Waite
Beloved Toni Morrison
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Deborah Moggach
The Betrayals Fiona Neill
Big Brother Lionel Shriver
Birdcage Walk Helen Dunmore
Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading Lucy Mangan
Boy and Going Solo Roald Dahl
A Boy Made of Blocks Keith Stuart
A Bureau of Second Chances Sheena Kalayil
Burial Rites Hannah Kent
Cashelmara Susan Howatch
Circe Madeline Miller
The Clockmakers Daughter Kate Morton
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years in Pilgrimage Hauki Murakami
The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett
The Comforts of Home Susan Hill
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Phaedra Patrick
Dangerous Crossing Rachel Rhys
Dark Matter BLake Crouch
The Dressmaker Rosalie Ham
Dry Jane Harper
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman
Elizabeth is Missing Emma Healey
The Enchanted April Elizabeth Von Arnim
The End of the Affair Graham Greene
The Essex Serpent Sarah Perry
Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng
Exposure Helen Dunmore
First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Claire North
The Followers Rebecca Wait
For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway
Foxlowe Eleanor Wasserberg
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Giorgio Bassani
A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles
The Girl from Station X Elisa Segrave
The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins
Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee
Golden Boy Abigail Tarttelin
Golden Hill Francis Spufford
Goldfinch Donna Tartt
The Good People Hannah Kent
The Grass is Singing Doris Lessing
Greatest Hits Laura Barnett
H is for Hawk Helen Macdonald
The Hate U Give Angie Thomas
He Said/She Said Erin Kelly
Himself Jess Kidd
A History of Loneliness John Boyne
History of Wolves Emily Fridlund
The House on the Strand Daphne Du Maurier
How to be Both Ali Smith
How to Stop Time Matt Haig
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Jonas Jonasson
I'm Travelling Alone Samuel Bjork
In Cold Blood Truman Capote
Instructions for a Heatwave Maggie O'Farrell
In the Shadow of the Banyan Tree Vaddey Ratner
The Keeper of Lost Things Ruth Hogan
Keeping the World Away Margaret Foster
Larchfield Polly Clark
The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes Anna McPartlin
The Last Runaway Tracey Chevalier
The Lauras Sara Taylor
Lethal White Robert Galbraith
The Lie Helen Dunmore
The Lie of the Land Amanda Craig
Life After Life Kate Atkinson
The Light Between Oceans M L Stedman
Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders
Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng
The Little Paris Bookshop Nina George
Lost for Words Stephanie Butland
Love is Blind William Boyd
Lullaby Leila Slimani
Mad Girl Bryony Gordon
The Map of Love Ahdaf Soueif
The Miniaturist Jessie Burton
Miss Carter's War Sheila Hancock
The Muse Jessie Burton
The New Mrs Clifton Elizabeth Buchan
The Novel in the Viola Natasha Solomons
Nutshell Ian McEwan
The Ocean at the End of the Lane Neil Gaiman
An Officer and a Spy Robert Harris
Open Secret Stella Rimington
The Other Hoffmann Sister Ben Fergusson
The Outrun Amy Liptrot
The Paris Wife Paula McLain
The Paying Guests Sarah waters
Pistache Sebastian Faulks
The Power Naomi Alderman
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend Katarina Bivald
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohsin Hamid
Remarkable Creatures Tracy Chevalier
Reservoir 13 Jon McGregor
The Return Victoria Hislop
The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
See What I Have Done Sarah Schmidt
Silent Companions Laura Purcell
The Silk Factory Judith Allnatt
The Snow Child Eowyn Ivey
A Spool of Blue Thread Anne Tyler
The Stolen Marriage Diane Chamberlain
The Storyteller Jodi Picoult
The Summer of Impossible Things Rowan Coleman
Swimming Lessons Claire Fuller
Swing Time Zadie Smith
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris
The Taxidermist's Daughter Kate Mosse
These Dividing Walls Fran Cooper
This Boy Alan Johnson
This is How it Always is Laurie Frankel
The Thread Victoria Hislop
Three Daughters of Eve Elif Shafak
Tin Man Sarah Winman
To the Bright Edge of the World Eowyn Ivey
Together Julie Cohen
Transcription Kate Atkinson
The Travelling Cat Chronicles Hiro Arikawa
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep Joanna Cannon
Tulip Fever Deborah Moggach
The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra Vaseem Khan
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Rachel Joyce
Unreliable Memoirs Clive James
Uprooted Naomi Novik
Us David Nicholls
Waking Lions Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Karen Jay Fowler
When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi
Where'd You Go, Bernadette Maria Semple
The White Queen Philippa Gregory
Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys
The Witchfinder's Sister Beth Underdown
The Year After Martin Davies
A Year of Marvellous Ways Sarah Winman
You Don't Know Me Imran Mahmood

Page last updated: 31st March 2020