The Mostly Books Cosy Club – A Virtual Community Book Club!

Pick from 8 different books each month – read, review and rate out of 5!

The Mostly Books Cosy Club is an online book club that meets every first Monday of the month. Members get to pick from a range of 8 books each month, rather than just one, ensuring you have a choice of reading material and great chance of picking a book you like the sound of. We take a very relaxed approach – members can take a month off as and when they need to, our Zoom calls are not compulsory, and we won’t chase you for deadlines, reviews or scores. The club’s strength is in its flexibility.

Here’s how it works:

A selection of 8 books is curated each month by the Mostly Books team, based on reading preferences of members, and presented by Lyndsey. Members have the opportunity to choose from a range of genres including crime/thriller, contemporary, classic, romance, YA, translated fiction, historical and non-fiction options.

Members read their books across the month and submit an email review and a rating out of 5 to Lyndsey, who gathers all the feedback together to circulate in a review document via email at the following meeting. Reviews are kept anonymous, and you can see what everyone thought of all the different books in one place.

There follows an optional Zoom call where we spend 1 hour talking through each of the books, giving members a chance to express their views and get to know each other.

The paperback books cost £9.00 with a £1 shipping charge to members outside our free five mile delivery radius of the shop. Details of how to purchase the books are contained within the monthly emails. We are based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, but have members all across the UK! We currently have over 70 members on our books and there is always room for more!

Meeting schedule:
First Monday of the Month
6pm – Lyndsey circulates the monthly book review document via email
6.45pm – Optional Zoom call to say hi, catch up and talk about all of the books
8pm – Lyndsey circulates the next monthly selection of books via email

2022 Meeting Dates:

Monday 3rd January,
Monday 7th February,
Monday 7th March,
Monday 4th April,
Monday 2nd May,
Monday 6th June,
Monday 4th July,
Monday 1st August,
Monday 5th September,
Monday 3rd October,
Monday 7th November,
Monday 5th December.

If you are interested in joining the Mostly Books Cosy Club you can email us at books@mostly-books.co.uk to be added to the mailing list.

What if I can’t make the Zoom call? We have plenty of members who can’t attend the Zoom calls and your membership is not dependent on coming to the Zooms – we understand there is work, dinner, bath and bedtime stories to consider!

How often will I be contacted? You’ll receive 4 emails per month. You’ll get the new book selection and the previous month’s reviews on the first Monday of the month. You’ll then receive a ‘one-week-to-go’ reminder to keep you on track and submit your review, and finally you’ll receive the Zoom details a couple of days before the meeting. That’s it. We won’t ever chase you for feedback or scores.

Books previously read by the Cosy Clubbers include: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, The Offing by Benjamin Myers, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Second Sleep by Robert Harris, The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary, The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley, Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell, My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay, The Five by Hallie Rubenhold, On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming, Thirteen by Steve Cavanaugh, The Stationery Shop of Tehran by Marjan Kamali and many, many more!