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Health and Wellbeing: Virtual book club

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About the virtual book club

The virtual book club runs on MS Teams every other month typically on the last Monday of the month at 7.30pm for an hour.

The purpose of this club is improve staff wellbeing through reading and connection.

The schedule may have some variability due to staff availability, and awareness events.

Our normal months are January, March, May, July, September, and November. We have an additional meeting in October for Black History Month. We aim for at least 6 weeks between each meeting.

To join, you will need to be added to the distribution list. To be added, please email us at bht.library@nhs.net.

Suggest a book

We are very open to book suggestions from members and will add them to a list for future reference. Books are selected based on the availability of the books: whether we have them either in print or on BorrowBox, and if not, the expense of purchasing the books either individually or as a service. We aim to keep the cost under £10. Therefore, paperback is preferred over hardback. Another factor considered is the variability of the type/genre etc. of the books read over the course of the club or year. We encourage reading books not typically read by our members to increase breadth. 

If you have any questions or would like to suggest a book, please email us at bht.library@nhs.net

Free read book suggestions

In August (2023), as it was the summer, we decided to do a 'free read'. A free read is where you read any book of interest and come to the group to talk about it.

The following were discussed during the free read:

Next meetings

Our next Virtual Book Club meeting(s) and the chosen book(s) are:

  • March 11th, 2024 at 19.30 to 20.30: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

Previous reads 2023