Want to discuss great books with like-minded friends in Nottingham?
The concept is simple. We’re a global book club for likeminded individuals to discuss great books! All members of the book club read the same book over the same period; members then meet up in their respective cities at the end of each month to discuss the book and exchange views.Grab your seat!
What we are reading in June: All The Lonely People by Mike Gayle
If you loved A Man Called Ove, then prepare to be delighted as Jamaican immigrant Hubert rediscovers the world he’d turned his back on, in a novel that is “warm, funny, and gives you all the feels” (Good Housekeeping).
In weekly phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Birdpaints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun, friendship, and fulfillment. But it’s a lie. In reality, Hubert’s days are all the same, dragging on without him seeing a single soul.
Until he receives some good news — good news that in one way turns out to be the worst news ever, news that will force him out again, into a world he has long since turned his back on. The news that his daughter is coming for a visit.
Now Hubert faces a seemingly impossible task: to make his real life resemble his fake life before the truth comes out.
Along the way Hubert stumbles across a second chance at love, renews a cherished friendship, and finds himself roped into an audacious community scheme that seeks to end loneliness once and for all . . .
Life is certainly beginning to happen to Hubert Bird. But with the origin of his earlier isolation always lurking in the shadows, will he ever get to live the life he’s pretended to have for so long?
An olive branch to start a conversation.
The Gloss is so much more than a book club, we start the conversation around books – but it always leads to deeper more meaningful connection and provides the foundation for lifelong friendships. Join us and discover a wide variety of new books, new authors, new friends and enjoy a glass of wine all at the same time. We’re delighted to welcome you into The Gloss!
Is the Nottingham club still going please ?
I hope so as I’d like to join too!
Hello, like Amy and Diane, I would like to know if the Nottingham group is still active please? I cannot find an address to email. Many thanks, Charlotte.
Hi, I would really love to join the Nottingham chapter. How would I do this? Thank you!
We don’t currently have a host, but we are in the process of recruiting one, we hope to be back up in January! Please check back then.
Hi just following up on the Nottingham group thread. Would love to join if its back up and running !
Hi Harini! We are currently looking for a new host for Nottingham to get it up and going again.
Hi is the Nottingham group going again?
Hi Hannah! Yes it is ! Check out February’s event under “Upcoming Bookclubs”!
Hi there, just wondered if the book club is still up and running as there is nothing currently listed under ‘Upcoming Bookclubs’? I’ve lived in Nottingham for just over 3 years and been looking for a good book club to chat and meet new people since and this sounds fab! Thanks, Sophie
Hi Sophie! We are currently looking for a new host for Nottingham to get it up and going again.