South Manchester Book Group

If you enjoy talking about books over a quiet drink, then please join us — new members are very welcome. We normally meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm but whilst the contagion lasts and we REMAIN INDOORS we'll become a virtual  bookgroup and meet online.

Drop us a line on the Contact Us form and we'll add you to our mailing list and send you invitations to our online meetings. We always reply, so if you don't hear from us please check your spam folder.

There's a meeting every fortnight, but you don't have to come to them all. It's dead simple; choose a book you like the sound of, read it (or even part of it) beforehand and turn up* with a few ideas and money for beer / wine / flirtinis. It's all very informal, and we're quite a friendly bunch. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis.

Our reading list, past, present, and future, appears here and there's a shorter version of upcoming books here.

* Do not turn up — REMAIN INDOORS !

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Game of Thrones - George R R Martin


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is A Game of Thrones - George R R Martin

Selection of upcoming books.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Jamaica Inn - Daphne Du Maurier


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Jamaica Inn - Daphne Du Maurier

Thursday, 20 November 2014

A Sailor of Austria - John Baggins


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is A Sailor of Austria - John Baggins

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Funeral in Berlin - Len Deighton


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Funeral in Berlin - Len Deighton

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay

Thursday, 25 September 2014

And The Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is And The Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Storm Front - Jim Butcher


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Storm Front - Jim Butcher

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman

Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Shining - Stephen King


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is The Shining - Stephen King

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Witches Abroad - Terry Pratchett


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Witches Abroad - Terry Pratchett

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Dark Eden - Chris Beckett


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Dark Eden - Chris Beckett

Thursday, 3 July 2014

A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby

Thursday, 19 June 2014

In Cold Blood - Truman Capote


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is In Cold Blood - Truman Capote

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Flowers for the Judge - Margery Allingham


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Flowers for the Judge - Margery Allingham

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Ragnarok: The End of the Gods - A. S. Byatt


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Ragnarok: The End of the Gods - A. S. Byatt

Thursday, 8 May 2014

The Leopard - Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is The Leopard - Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal ? - Jeanette Winterson


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Why be happy when you could be normal? - Jeanette Winterson

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë

Thursday, 27 March 2014

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner: Written by Himself: With a detail of curious traditionary facts and other evidence by the editor - James Hogg


The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner: Written by Himself: With a detail of curious traditionary facts and other evidence by the editor - James Hogg