Book clubs in East Sussex

Below you'll find every active listing we have for book clubs and readers in East Sussex

All listings in East Sussex

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Added 11 days ago

Lou (Eastbourne)

Hi - I read a wide genres of books and often different books at the same time - both electronic and paper. Would love to join a book club and share reading experiences and also receive recommendations of different books.

Lou recommends:

Wild swans by Jung Chang
Wild swans
by Jung Chang | Buy this book
Wow - what an eye opener. Had little knowledge of Chinese history and culture before reading this.
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Added 12 days ago

Arthur (Hastings)

Hello, I want to join in you group for practicy my english and find a new friedns.

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Added 13 days ago

Zoe (Rye)

I have eclectic taste, from David Attenborough to a crime thriller to Dawn French to Erckhart Tolle. I’d like to make some new connections and read some great books. I have a tendency to collect books then read them gradually- I think a little motivation / stimulating discussions would be inspiring ☺️

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Added 16 days ago

Cate (Hastings)

hi, im cate and I am 20. My favourite genre is romance. I like fantasy and other light hearted books as well as history non fiction books. I am in Hastings for the summer before completing my final year at university. id like to met once a week.

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Added 20 days ago

Elly (Heathfield)

28 year old trying to get back into reading and expand my social circle! Particularly interested in emerging authors, short stories written by strong women and dystopian novels

Elly recommends:

Send Nudes by Saba Sams
Send Nudes
by Saba Sams | Buy this book
A gritty collection of young women navigating modern society - really opened my eyes to the short story format!
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Annieapple (Heathfield)

I’m, 31, fairly new to the area and looking to get into a book group to find local pals. Love a coming of age murder mystery, preferably set in an exclusive boarding school…

Annieapple recommends:

The Binding by Bridget Collins
The Binding
by Bridget Collins | Buy this book
Twists and turns…. I’ll say no more!!
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Dee (Brighton)

I’ve recently moved to Brighton and would love to join a book club where I can share and read just to enjoy. I run a charity teaching meditation to help those suffering from traumatic stress. I love what I do but would really appreciate getting back to being an avid reader.

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Lara (Heathfield)

I’m a 32 year old woman somewhat new to the area looking to get stuck into reading again but just unsure where to start, and I would love to meet new people and open up my social circle.

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Kellinda (Brighton)

I am a women in my 50’s who loves reading. My favourite genre’s are history, mystical ,gothic horror, and physiological horror. I also love the classics. I am looking to meet up monthly, to discuss books, get some new recommendations, maybe make some of my own and hopefully make some new friends

Kellinda recommends:

Child of the phoenix
by Barbara Eskwine | Buy this book
It’s a haunting mystical saga set in the 12th Century. It takes you from the dramatic valleys of Wales to the magical Highlands of Scotland to the Plantagenet court of London. It will sweep you away
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Jeremy (Hastings)

Book lover, reflective reader. I really like when an author teaches me somethig new, something I hadn'r previously considered. It would be good to read and discuss books with other people

Jeremy recommends:

Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng
Everything I never told you
by Celeste Ng | Buy this book
This is a highly descriptive novel that reveals the extraordinary within the ordinary. There is so much love within the relationships of the characters that bring warmth to a harrowing tale
The Island by Victoria Hislop
The Island
by Victoria Hislop | Buy this book
This book is historically elucidating. I could sense the plight of the protagonists across several generations. It gave an insight into the cross-generational struggles of family secrets
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Jeremy (Hastings)

I have read widely, but my present preference seems to be contemporary literature. For example, I enjoy an experimental form of writing by authors such as Lorrie Moore and Celeste Ng. Also I like the more allegorical sense of magic realism. I'm not a great fan of crime fiction or where murder is the central tenet of the narrative - this is not to say I do not go there, I just prefer authors whose imaginations break outside the norms. Pop fiction can be quite fun, especially when they provide some new thought or insight.

Jeremy recommends:

Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng
Everything I never told you
by Celeste Ng | Buy this book
This is a highly descriptive novel that reveals the extraordinary within the ordinary. There is so much love within the relationships of the characters that bring warmth to a harrowing tale
The Island by Victoria Hislop
The Island
by Victoria Hislop | Buy this book
This book is historically elucidating. I could sense the plight of the protagonists across several generations. It gave an insight into the cross-generational struggles of family secrets
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Alice (Newhaven)

Hi! I’m Alice, recent Psychology graduate from the University of Chichester. I love psychological thrillers, crime, historical fiction - I’ll give any book a go (not a big fan of romances though)! I get through books like lightning and would love to meet people who love reading just as much as I do 😊

Alice recommends:

1984 by George Orwell
1984
by George Orwell | Buy this book
Very stereotypical favourite for a Psychology student but I just LOVE this book - dystopian novel way beyond it’s time.
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
The Miniaturist
by Jessie Burton | Buy this book
Historical fantasy with complex characters and an interesting peek into the lives of marginalised people in the 1600s.
Sleeping Beauties
by Stephen King and Owen King | Buy this book
Really fascinating dystopia novel that speaks volumes about the way women are viewed in society and what a world without women would entail.
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H (Hove)

I’m an avid reader, and was looking into a club that would be interesting to join to share the love of books

H recommends:

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
The Giver of Stars
by Jojo Moyes | Buy this book
A stunning story, based on true events and a part of history that should be praised and appreciated
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Mel (Crowborough)

I love reading. Anything as long as it grips me; otherwise life is too short to read a bad book. Be nice to meet with like minded people who can hopefully introduce me to books I wouldn’t normally consider.

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Sophie (Lewes)

I am an English Literature student at Sussex university, and I love reading socially. I would love to join a book group to make friends and discuss books xx

Sophie recommends:

How To Stop Time by Matt Haig
How To Stop Time
by Matt Haig | Buy this book
I just think this book is beautifully written and so meaningfully explored what it is to be a human and what it is to be in love
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Dracula
by Bram Stoker | Buy this book
I had to study this on my course and I just think it’s so scary and so well written
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
A Court of Mist and Fury
by Sarah J Maas | Buy this book
My favourite book from this series
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Ann-Marie (Hastings)

I live in Rye.

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Ann-Marie (Rye)

I would love to get into reading more but need some motivation and hopefully meet like-minded people.

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Toby (St Leonards-on-Sea)

I enjoy all kinds of fiction, from literary to speculative to crime and beyond. I'm trying to read more non-fiction (and failing spectacularly!) and have a deep love of poetry.

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Hilaryfuller54 (Crowborough)

Very eclectic looking to read different books and share

Hilaryfuller54 recommends:

Lion the witch and the wardrobe
by Can lewis | Buy this book
Stands test of Tim from childhood to adulthood
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Christine (Hastings)

I'd like to meet monthly, open to most genres but not so keen on sci fi or crime. Just love reading and exchanging thoughts about books and having a proper discussion.

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