Reading group book collections


Here is the latest list of reading group book collections that are available from Lambeth Libraries. If you wish to set up your own book group or are in an already established group, we will be only too happy to provide you with books from the list.

For further information contact Tim O’Dell on to’

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (eBook available)
I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
The Land Where Lemons Grow by Helena Attlee
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Stonemouth by Iain Banks
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The sense of an ending by Julian Barnes
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Smut by Alan Bennett
HhhH by Laurent Binet
Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch (eAudiobook available)
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter
Glass by Alex Christofi
The Girls by Emma Cline
Academy street by Mary Costello
Harvest by Jim Crace (eAudiobook available)
The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud
Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal
Do androids dream of electric sheep? by Philip K. Dick
A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle
Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore by Stella Duffy
Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore
The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore (eAudiobook available)
Half-blood blues by Esi Edugyan
Silas Marner by George Eliot
The Good Children by Roopa Farooki
A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks (eAudiobook available)
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
The Narrow Road to the deep north by Richard Flanagan
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (eAudiobook available)
The Dark Circle by Linda Grant
Our man in Havana by Graham Greene
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris (eAudiobook available)
The Ghost by Robert Harris
For whom the bell tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The little town where time stood still by Bohumil Hrabal
Brave new world by Aldous Huxley
Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
The bird’s nest by Shirley Jackson
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson (eAudiobook available)
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
Children of Men by P D James
The Rapture by Liz Jensen (eAudiobook available)
The Girl who saved the king of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson (eBook available)
The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared by Jonus Jonasson (eBook available)
The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan
Burial rites by Hannah Kent
In the Castle of my Skin by George Lamming
Capital by John Lanchester (eAudiobook available)
A most wanted man by John Le Carre
Hot milk by Deborah Levy
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Unexploded by Alison MacLeod
The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (eAudiobook available)
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
The Paris wife by Paula McLain
All our names by Dinaw Mengestu
This Census-Taker by China Mieville
Pure by Andrew Miller
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
A Meal in Winter – Hubert Mingarelli
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
The lives of others by Neel Mukherjee
Something might happen by Julie Myerson
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
The Courilof Affair by Irene Nemirovsky
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell
Judas by Amos Oz
A Tale for the Time-Being by Ruth Ozeki
Vanessa and her Sister by Priya Parmar
The Lost Child by Caryl Phillips
Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
Ten days that shook the world by John Reed
The Dice man by Luke Rhinehart
Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys
The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
In Times of Fading Light by Eugen Ruge
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
The Rings of Saturn by W G Sebald
One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis
We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
An Honourable Man by Gillian Slovo
Ten Days by Gillian Slovo
NW by Zadie Smith
Star maker by Olaf Stapledon
Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale
Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale
Journey by Moonlight by Antal Szerb
Let them eat chaos by Kate Tempest
Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
Candide by Voltaire
Salvage the bones by Jesmyn Ward (eAudiobook available)
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Life and loves of a she devil by Fay Weldon
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Stoner: A Novel by John Williams
Hemingway by Naomi Wood
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (eAudiobook available)

All eAudiobook and eBook titles can be found at

Crime book list

Love Me Not by M.J. Arlidge
Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish
21:37 by Mariusz Czubaj
Dark corners by Ruth Rendell





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