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

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Natives by Akala
I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
Transcription by Kate Atkinson
The Land Where Lemons Grow by Helena Attlee
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (click here for e-book and click here for audiobook )
A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
The sense of an ending by Julian Barnes
The Sellout by Paul Beatty (click here for audiobook)
Smut by Alan Bennett
HhhH by Laurent Binet
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
Kindred by Octavia E Butler
The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Academy street by Mary Costello
Harvest by Jim Crace (click here for audiobook)
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
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (click here for eBook)
Murmur by Will Eaves
Half-blood blues by Esi Edugyan (click here for audiobook)
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Silas Marner by George Eliot (click here for eBook)
Ordinary People by Diana Evans
A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks (click here for audiobook)
Testosterone Rex by Cordelia Fine
The Narrow Road to the deep north by Richard Flanagan
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (click here for eBook)
We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (click here for audiobook)
Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano
The Dark Circle by Linda Grant
Our man in Havana by Graham Greene (click here for audiobook)
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne
The Ghost by Robert Harris
The Woman at 1,000 Degrees by Hallgrimur Helgason
For whom the bell tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The little town where time stood still by Bohumil Hrabal
Peculiar Ground by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Brave new world by Aldous Huxley
Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood
The bird’s nest by Shirley Jackson
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James  (click here for audiobook )
Children of Men by P D James
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
The Girl who saved the king of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson (click here for audiobookClick here for eBook 
The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared by Jonus Jonasson (click here for eBook)
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
When I hit you, or, A portrait of the writer as a young wife by Meena Kandasamy
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 (click here for audiobook)
The Wall by John Lanchester
A most wanted man by John Le Carre
The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin
Hot milk by Deborah Levy
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (click here for ebook)
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride (click here for eBook)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (click here for audiobook)
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (click here for audiobook)
All our names by Dinaw Mengestu
Pure by Andrew Miller
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
A Meal in Winter – Hubert Mingarelli
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Pumpkin Eater by Penelope Mortimer
Something might happen by Julie Myerson
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
The Courilof Affair by Irene Nemirovsky
An orchestra of minorities by Chigozie Obioma
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje ( click here for audiobook )
Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell ( click here for e-book )( click here for audiobook )
Judas by Amos Oz
Vanessa and her Sister by Priya Parmar
How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson
The Lost Child by Caryl Phillips (click here for audiobook)
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 (click here for audiobook)
Ten days that shook the world by John Reed
Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys
Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts
The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
In Times of Fading Light by Eugen Ruge
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
The Rings of Saturn by W G Sebald
We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Lullaby by Leïla Slimani (click here for e-book)(click here for audiobook)
An Honourable Man by Gillian Slovo
Ten Days by Gillian Slovo
NW by Zadie Smith (click here for audiobook)
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
Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn
Candide by Voltaire (click here for audiobook)
Salvage the bones by Jesmyn Ward (click here for audiobook)
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (click here for e-book)
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Life and loves of a she devil by Fay Weldon
Educated by Tara Westover
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (click here for audiobook)
Stoner: A Novel by John Williams
The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
Hemingway by Naomi Wood
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (click here for audiobook)
Black Boy by Richard Wright

All eAudiobook and eBook titles can be found at

Crime book list

Love Me Not by M J Arlidge
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Dangerous Lady by Martina Cole
Force of Nature by Jane Harper
The Lost Man by Jane Harper
Liberation Square by Gareth Rubin
The Final Hour by Tom Wood








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