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

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 books, rather than just one, ensuring you have a choice of reading material and great chance of picking a book you like the sound of.

A selection of 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 lots of different genres, but we always include a crime/thriller, contemporary fiction and non-fiction option – see the bottom of the page for some of the books that have featured.

The paperback books cost £8.50 which includes shipping fees to people outside of the local area. We are based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, but have members in Cirencester, Rugby, Nottingham, The Cotswolds, Bognor Regis, Brighton and Northern Ireland!

Members read their books across the month and submit a review and a rating out of 5 to Lyndsey, who gathers all the feedback together to circulate via email at the following meeting.

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.

We currently have 70 members and there is always room for more!

Meeting schedule:
First Monday of the Month
6pm – Lyndsey circulates the monthly book reviews 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

If you are interested in joining the Mostly Books Cosy Club you can email us for more information at books@mostly-books.co.uk

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 the new book selection and the last 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. You won’t be chased or rushed for a review beyond the standard scheduled reminders.

Books previously read by the Cosy Clubbers include: 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, The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri, Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce, The Secret Barrister and many, many more!