Book Club


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Age range

16-25 year olds

We run a monthly Book Club which, in collaboration with Give a Book, provides free books to keep and discuss.

Please note that the Book Club sessions have moved online throughout the pandemic and lockdown. You can sign up with the button above. Read more about OTR’s availability here.

The OTR Book Club is a safe place for young people to gather and meet like-minded book-lovers, as well as read titles they may not have previously considered.

The Book Club runs on the last Monday of each month. Members can suggest 3 books each, which run in a Doodle poll for the group to vote on our monthly book.

The Book Club Blog

Bryony is our fabulous Book Club blogger, read her posts here:

Blog 1: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Blog 2: The Drowning of Arthur Braxton

Blog 3: Heartstopper

Blog 4: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Blog 5: Girl, Woman, Other

Blog 6: These Witches Don’t Burn

Blog 7: With The Fire on High

Blog 8: The Deep

Blog 9: Catherine House

Blog 10: Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold

Blog 11: When No One is is Watching

Blog 12: Slay

Blog 13: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous 

Book Club is part of an idea at OTR called ‘Inspiration Works’…

At Inspiration Works we believe that finding activities you enjoy and connecting with people is essential in supporting your emotional health. All the activities we run are free and there’s no need to book – just turn up. They’re supported by regular and experienced volunteers and staff, within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

We get told a lot that our groups are a lovely place to be, to try something new and to give time to yourself. Coming to Inspiration Works can have lots of benefits for your mental health. You can:

  • Express yourself and your feelings
  • Relax – which reduces stress and helps you feel more calm
  • Grow in self-esteem and confidence as you take part in something you enjoy
  • Have your skills recognised and developed
  • Gain a sense of belonging and connect with other young people
"Attending the group has encouraged me to do more of the things I am passionate about such as starting my own book review blog which I wouldn’t have done without Book Club".
"Being part of Book Club helped me feel less isolated during the lockdown"

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