What would an 81-year-old’s suicide chocolate party be like? What is it like to be absolutely still for hours while a master paints you? What would a Dickensian novel be like if it were written today?  All of these things, and more, can be discussed by groups of people who like reading and who want to talk about what they are reading.

Research shows that participation in shared reading groups is linked to enhanced relaxation, calmness, concentration, quality of life, confidence and self-esteem, as well as feelings of shared community and common purpose plus you get to read some wonderful new books!

Do you run a reading group and sometimes struggle to find something to read, or would you like to start a reading group with some friends but you’re not sure how to go about it?  The Reading Agency (a national charity helping people to tackle life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading) has a section on their website dedicated to helping you establish and run a reading group, including information on how to host a reading group online plus they work in partnership with many publishers and are able to secure free sets of books especially for reading groups. They shadow all of the major literary prizes, provide books reviews for adult and children’s books and have a great noticeboard for just about everything to do with reading groups.  For more information visit https://readinggroups.org/ 

If this isn’t for you then you can call into any library in Wrexham County Borough and ask staff to help you choose your next book or ask for help with your reading group queries.  Many of Wrexham’s libraries run and support reading groups and can obtain sets of books for your group to read.  For contact details for your local library visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries

If you are a member of a reading group, and you would like your reading group to attend one of our events, then please let us know as we can sell you a discounted tickets for each reading group member for any event (excluding the Murder Mystery) you choose to attend.

If you’re thinking about joining a reading group, what are you waiting for?