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:

We had a great meeting to chat about Ex-Wife by Ursula Parott. Universal praise, and a long discussion about the number of cocktails a twenty-something can get through among other things.

Brixton Book Group doodle, showing how we voted for A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

Book for next time is A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka. Meeting will be on the 18th April 2024 in the Effra Social. Everyone is welcome!

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