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.

Upcoming Schedule

11.11.21   The Dollmaker Nina Allan  416pp   Charlotte  
25.11.21   The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler  277pp   Tom  

09.12.21   A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole  405pp   Paul  
23.12.21   Miss Marley Vanessa Lafay  288pp   Alison  

06.01.22   The Lamplighters Emma Stonex  352pp   Polly  
20.01.22   Proxima Stephen Baxter  512pp   Pete R  

03.02.22   Mexican Gothic Silvia Moreno-Garcia  320pp   Charlotte   Book Choosing
17.02.22   The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Anne Brontë  432pp   Harry