South Manchester Book Group

We're a friendly and open reading group, and we share a love of books and discussing them with other people. We meet 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 very informal, and we're quite a friendly bunch.

We normally meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis. Whilst the contagion lasts and we remain indoors we'll meet online, reading virtual books and drinking virtual flirtinis — vlirtinis if you will.

We've become rather popular recently so unfortunately aren't accepting new members just at the moment. But please drop us a line on the Contact Us form and we'll add you to our mailing list.

Our reading list, past, present, and future, appears here and a short version of what we’re reading next is here.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes


The next meeting will take place at The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion was Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Arthur and George - Julian Barnes


The next meeting will take place at The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion was Arthur and George - Julian Barnes

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Gorky Park - Martin Cruz Smith


The next meeting will take place at The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion was Gorky Park - Martin Cruz Smith

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami


The next meeting will take place at The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion was Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Stoner - John Williams


The next meeting will take place at The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion was Stoner - John Williams

Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Quiet American - Graham Greene


The next meeting will take place at The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion was The Quiet American - Graham Greene

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood


The next meeting will take place at our new location - The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood

Thursday, 10 September 2015

The Number One Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith


The next meeting will take place at our new location - The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is The Number One Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith

Thursday, 27 August 2015

The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch


The next meeting will take place at our new location - The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The Riddle of the Sands - Robert Erskine Childers


The next meeting will take place at our new location - The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is The Riddle of the Sands - Robert Erskine Childers

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Station 11 - Emily St. John Mandel


The next meeting will take place at our new location - The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Station 11 - Emily St. John Mandel

Thursday, 16 July 2015

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins


The next meeting will take place at our new location - The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll


The next meeting will take place at our new location - The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Pigeon English - Stephen Kelman


The next meeting will take place at our new location - The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Pigeon English - Stephen Kelman

Friday, 5 June 2015

Carter Beats the Devil - Glen David Gold


The next meeting will take place at our new location - The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Carter Beats the Devil - Glen David Gold

Friday, 22 May 2015

The Throne of the Crescent Moon - Saladin Ahmed


The next meeting will take place at our new location - The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is The Throne of the Crescent Moon - Saladin Ahmed

Friday, 8 May 2015

The Circle - Dave Eggers


The next meeting will take place at our new location - The Stokers Arms in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is The Circle - Dave Eggers

Friday, 24 April 2015

Mabinogion - Various


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Mabinogion - Various

Friday, 10 April 2015

The Miniaturist - Jessie Burton


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is The Miniaturist - Jessie Burton

Thursday, 26 March 2015

The Glass Bead Game - Hermann Hesse


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is The Glass Bead Game - Hermann Hesse

Thursday, 12 March 2015

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Little Women - Louisa M. Alcott


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Little Women - Louisa M. Alcott

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Big Brother - Lionel Shriver


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Big Brother - Lionel Shriver

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

Thursday, 15 January 2015

The Owl Service - Alan Garner


The next meeting will take place at the Woodstock in Didsbury. The book chosen for discussion is The Owl Service - Alan Garner

Thursday, 1 January 2015

January 1st. No meeting.

As the first date for the book group falls on New Years Day, we have decided to miss one meeting and reconvene on the 15th of January.