The pub based South London Book Club

We meet every 3-4 weeks in the Effra social in Brixton to chat about our current book and then to vote on what we’re reading next using the Brixton Book Group choosing doodle. We read any and every genre of book, from Sci-Fi to the Classics. Everyone is welcome!

Pint and book drawing

What we’re reading next:

Mixed feelings on the beautifully written Our Wives Under the Sea. Perhaps too short or too long and what happened to Matteo?

Book for next time is The Inheritors by William Golding and we’re meeting a little sooner on Thursday 11th of July in the Effra Social.

Runners up included: I Robot by Issac Asimov, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, The Fraud by Zadie Smith, The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterton and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.


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How it works

We’re a relaxed group that meets in a pub setting every 3-4 weeks. There’s no joining fee or criteria – it’s open to all.

At the start of each meeting we start with introductions and the opportunity to share your thoughts on the book chosen. We then try to discuss the book in the round, and when the conversation has moved on it’s time to pick what we read next.

You can pitch anything you like – we have read almost every genre available from graphic novels to science fiction (and everything in between) from fiction to non-fiction, classics and contemporary. All the pitches go in the ‘voting doodle’ and then we vote for what to read next. There’s only one rule – if your book wins, you have to come to the next meeting to face the music or revel in the glory of your book choice.

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What we’ve read before

You can view an ever growing list of every book we’ve ever read (since October 2005!) or view our gallery of book group doodles via instagram below.