Broadway Book Club
Hello. Well. I guess this is the new home of the #BroadwayBookClub, recently migrated from

On this page I'll be posting the monthly titles up for discussion, as well as linking to my own thoughts on them. The Broadway Book Club has been active for the last five years and I joined in March 2012- I remember it was Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair, which was enjoyably bonkers.

We meet on the last Thursday of every month at the Broadway Cinema in Nottingham at 7pm. Generally we'll discuss the month's book for about 45 minutes to an hour or so, before we dissolve into general bookish and filmish chat and the meeting generally ends at about 8.00-8.30ish

Each month’s book club choice will be featured on this blog. In the past we've voted from a selection of three suggestions, but we've also planned a list for the next year ahead before too. It's fairly flexible, and whatever decisions are made, you'll find out about here. Unless you were at the meeting, in which case you'll already know.

If you've always fancied taking part in a book club but have never found one to suit, I urge you to just fling caution to the wind and get stuck in. The titles we've read over the years have been so diverse and so varied that even the fussiest or the most well read individual can find something that they'll love. We don't stick to a genre or a style, we've done classics, modern classics, Young Adult, translated dystopia, prize-winners, local authors, debut novelists, books from serieses and books that nobody has heard of. Since I joined three years ago I've discovered so many new authors (some to love, some to avoid) and I honestly can't recommend the experience enough. We're a friendly bunch, all with different tastes and preferences, we love a good discussion and we've got the best venue in Nottingham. 

Speaking of which, you can find us on the last Thursday of the month, 7PM at this place;

The Broadway Cinema
12-18 Broad Street,

You can also get updates about the book club, as well as general book stuff from me on twitter: @LeanneWain and I've set up a page on Facebook Broadway Book Club on Facebook Hope to see you soon!

This Month's Book
The #BroadwayBookClub title for March is Under the Frog by Tibor Fischer

We will be meeting on Thursday March 29h at 7.00pm

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Under the Frog follows the adventures of two young Hungarian basketball players through the turbulent years between the end of World War II and the anti-Soviet uprising of 1956. In this spirited indictment of totalitarianism, the two improbable heroes, Pataki and Gyuri, travel the length and breadth of Hungary in an epic quest for food, lodging, and female companionship.

March 2018
February 2018 The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
December/January 2018 Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
November 2017 A Place Called Perfect, by Helena Duggan
October 2017 Let the Right one In, by John A. Lindqvist
August 2017 The Sea, the Sea, by Iris Murdoch
July 2017 The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
June 2017 Decline & Fall, by Evelyn Waugh
May 2017 The Essex Serpent, by Sarah Perry
April 2017 His Bloody Project, by Graeme Mcrae Burnett
March 2017 Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
February 2017 The Trees, by Ali Shaw
Januaty 2017 His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman
November 2016 Half A Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
October 2016 All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
September 2016 Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut
August 2016 Middlesex, by Jeffrey Euginides
July 2016 The Ecliptic, by Benjamin Wood
May 2016 The Quiet American by Graham Greene
April 2016 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers
March 2016 Saturday, by Ian McEwan
February 2016 A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
January 2016 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
November 2015 The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett
October 2015 The Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
September 2015 Cat's Eye, by Margaret Atwood
August 2015 The Narrow Road to the Deep North  By Richard Flanagan
July 2015 We Are Not Ourselves, by Matthew Thomas
June 2015 Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
April/May 2015 A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
March 2015 H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.


  1. Hi, I have the same question. I have been wanting to join a book club for a while, am I able to just turn up at your next meeting on 27th August or do I need to confirm in advance?

    1. Hi Selina! No need to confirm in advance, just turn up and introduce yourself :)
      27th August, 7.00
      Hope to see you there- must make a start on Narrow Road!

  2. Hi Leanne,
    Is it still okay for new members to just come along to meetings? I haven't been part of a book club before, but am definitely interested :) I doubt I'll have read November's book by then though - you guys seem to have claimed all the library copies - but am looking forward to December/January's a lot!

    1. Hi Fehn,
      By all means come along in January! His Dark Materials is amazing, so good choice of first book.
      Look forward to meeting you, we could always do with some new faces :)