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The Royal Readers Book Club


The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust's Bell Library and Knowledge Hub has launched its first book club and we are called the Royal Readers Book Club. 

We would like to invite anyone who is already an avid reader and those who are just curious about what book worms talk about (you may be surprised!) to join our meetings. 

During these unsettling times, we could all do with the kind of escapism that books can offer and we aim for these get togethers to be  very relaxed and enjoyable. The details of our next meeting are as follows:

VENUE:     Via MS Teams

DATE:        Wednesday 14th June 2023

TIME:         7pm.

This month's title choice is either/or both The Mothers by Sarah J Naughton or Why has nobody told me this before? by Dr Julie Smith.

If you are interested in joining us please email the Bell Library & Knowledge Hub at and we will send out the MS Teams invitation. 

We have purchased some new fiction books for you to enjoy so check out what is now available  New Fiction Books December 2021




Recommendations by Royal Readers members

The Reading Agency

At The Reading Agency we work every day towards a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life.

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Book Review of Good Omens by Joshua Collins

To start the review, I feel it’s best to give some background on the book. Good Omens was released in May of 1990 and was a collaborative effort between Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The book focuses on the last 11 days before Armageddon.

The book is a comedic if somewhat eccentric look into the argument on nature vs nurture. With several of the characters displaying different aspects of these traits. While making a wider point about the way people are raised and how they can change due to outside influences.

This however does not blunt the books wit if all your looking for is the more comedic side.

All in all the comedic anticks of its cast combined with a wonderfully wacky yet thoughtful take on the end of the world makes Good Omens a joy to read. It’s a credit to both Authors “strange” yet thought provoking styles.      

New Fiction Books at the Bell Library

The Promise

Winner of the Booker Prize 2021

Over My Dead Body

The clock is ticking in this roller-coaster ride of a thriller....

In London, the Metropolitan Police set up a new Unsolved Murders Unit - a cold case squad - to catch the criminals nobody else can.

In Geneva, millionaire art collector Miles Faulkner - convicted of forgery and theft - was pronounced dead two months ago. So why is his unscrupulous lawyer still representing a dead client?

On a luxury liner en route to New York, the battle for power at the heart of a wealthy dynasty is about to turn to murder.

And at the heart of all three investigations are Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick, rising star of the Met, and ex-undercover operative Ross Hogan, brought in from the cold.

But can they catch the killers before it’s too late?


Sometimes Marisa gets the fanciful notion that Kate has visited the house before. She makes herself at home without any self-consciousness. She puts her toothbrush right there in the master bathroom, on the shelf next to theirs.

In Jake, Marisa has found everything she’s ever wanted. Then their new lodger, Kate, arrives.

Something about Kate isn’t right. Is it the way she looks at Marisa’s boyfriend? Sits too close on the sofa? Constantly asks about the baby they are trying for? Or is it all just in Marisa’s head?

After all, that’s what her Jake keeps telling her, and she trusts him - doesn’t she?

But Marisa knows something is wrong. That the woman sleeping in their house will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Marisa just doesn’t know why.

How far will she go to find the answer - and how much is she willing to lose?

Cloud Cuckoo Land


Elise was spending a lot of time crying on buses. She had just graduated from university; had a shiny new flat, her first proper job and a budding relationship - and they were making her miserable. Sitting at work one day, she hit upon the obvious solution. Run 5,000 miles around the coast of Britain, carrying her kit on her back. Six months later Elise set off, with absolutely no ultra-running experience, unable to read a map and having never pitched a tent before. Over the 301 days that followed, she developed a debilitating fear of farmyard animals, cried on a lot of beaches and saw Britain at its most wild and wonderful. With heart and humour, Elise explores the thrill of taking risks and putting your trust in total strangers, and learns some home truths along the way.

Upcoming Dates

14th June 2023 - There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on treasure island.  Walt Disney

12th July 2023 - If you don't like to read, you haven't found the right book.  J.K. Rowling

9th August 2023 - Wear the old coat & buy the new book.  Austin Phelps

13th September 2023 - Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.  Emilie Buchwald

11th October 2023 - Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.  Margaret Fuller

8th November 2023 - Reading for me is spending time with a friend.  Gary Paulsen

13th December 2023 - Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.  Holbrook Jackson

Previous Books

These are books previously reviewed by the Royal Readers.


Bestsellers List

Comments, Suggestions & Ideas

We would love to hear from you!       

If you have any ideas or suggestions you would like to put forward about how the club is taking shape please leave your comments in the discussion box.


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