Book Collections

Milton Keynes Libraries offer many book collections for Reading Groups to borrow.

Reading Group sets listed in alphabetical order by author's surname:

A

  • Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi - Americanah
  • Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi - Half of a Yellow Sun
  • Ahmad, Jamil - Wandering Falcon
  • Alderman, Naomi - The Power
  • Amis, Kingsley - Lucky Jim
  • Atkins, Dani - This Love
  • Atkinson, Kate - Case Histories
  • Atwood, Margaret - The Handmaid's Tale

B

  • Baddiel, David - The Death of Eli Gold
  • Bainbridge, Beryl - The Birthday Boys
  • Baker, Jo - Longbourn
  • Ballard, J G - Empire of the Sun
  • Barnes, Julian - The Noise of Time
  • Bauby,Jean-Dominique - The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly
  • Bauer, Belinda - Rubbernecker
  • Blackman, Malorie - Noughts and Crosses
  • Boo, Katherine - Behind the Beautiful Forevers
  • Boyd, William - Restless
  • Braithwaite, Oyinkan - My Sister, The Serial Killer
  • Bronte, Emily - Wuthering Heights
  • Buchanan, Tracy - The Atlas of Us

C

  • Carew, Keggie - Dadland
  • Carr, J L - A Month in the Country
  • Carter, Angela - Wise Children
  • Carty-Williams, Candice - Queenie
  • Chevalier, Tracy - Remarkable Creatures
  • Chua, Amy - Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
  • Cohen, Julie - Together
  • Collins, Bridget - The Binding
  • Craig, Amanda - Hearts and Minds

D

  • De Jong, Eleanor - Delilah
  • De Waal, Kit - My Name is Leon
  • Dickens, Charles - Our Mutual Friend
  • Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul - The Reader on the 6.27
  • Doerr, Anthony - All the Light We Cannot See
  • Donoghue, Emma - Room
  • Doughty, Caitlin - Smoke Gets in your Eyes
  • Du Maurier, Daphne - The House on the Strand
  • Du Maurier, Daphne - Rebecca
  • Dunmore, Helen - Birdcage Walk

E

  • El Akkad, Omar - American War
  • Eliot, George - Silas Marner
  • Enright, Anne - The Gathering

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F

  • Fiennes, William - The Music Room
  • Filer, Nathan - The Shock of the Fall
  • Fitzgerald, F Scott - The Great Gatsby
  • Frayn, Michael - Spies
  • Frenkel, Francoise - No Place to Lay One's Head
  • Funder, Anna - All That I Am

G

  • Gale, Patrick - A Place Called Winter
  • Galloway, Steven - The Cellist of Sarajevo
  • Gardam, Jane  Old Filth
  • Gaskell, Elizabeth - The Cranford Chronicles
  • Gibbons, Stella - Cold Comfort
  • Goldman, William - The Princess Bride
  • Gordon, Bryony - Mad Girl
  • Grant, Linda - The Clothes on Their Backs
  • Greene, Graham - The Heart of the Matter
  • Gregory, Philippa - The Kingmaker's Daughter
  • Gregory, Philippa - A Respectable Trade

H

  • Haig, Matt - Reasons to Stay Alive
  • Halls, Stacey - The Familiars
  • Hardinge, Frances - The Lie Tree
  • Harper, Jane - The Dry
  • Harris, Robert - An Officer and a Spy
  • Harris, Robert - The Ghost
  • Hartley, L P - The Go-Between
  • Haruf, Kent - Our Souls at Night
  • Healey, Emma - Elizabeth is Missing
  • Heaney, Seamus - New Selected Poems 1966-1987
  • Hensher, Philip - Tales of Persuasion
  • Highsmith, Patricia - The Talented Mr Ripley
  • Honeyman, Gail - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
  • Hosseini, Khaled - The Kite Runner
  • Household, Geoffrey - Rogue Male

I

  • Ishiguro, Kazuo - The Remains of the Day

J

  • Jackson, Mick - The Widow's Tale
  • James, Clive - Play All/Latest Readings (5 of each)
  • James, Henry - Turn of the Screw
  • Jones, Wendy - The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price
  • Jordan, Hilary - Mudbound

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K

  • Kalanithi, Paul - When Breath Becomes Air
  • Kane, Jessica Francis - The Report
  • Kay, Jackie - Red Dust Road
  • Kelly, Erin - The Poison Tree
  • Kent, Hannah  Burial Rites
  • Kingsolver, Barbara    Pigs in Heaven
  • Knight, Renee  Disclaimer
  • Kohler, Sheila  Once We Were Sisters
  • Krakauer, Jon - Into Thin Air

L

  • Lahiri, Jhumpa - The Namesake
  • Laing, Olivia - To the River
  • Lampedusa Tomasi Di - Leopard
  • Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Lessing, Doris - The Grass is Singing
  • Lindqvist, John Ajvide - Let the Right One In
  • Lively, Penelope - Making It Up
  • Lyndsey, Anna - Girl in the Dark

M

  • McCarthy, Cormac - The Road
  • McCormack, Mike - Solar Bones
  • McCreight, Kimberley - Reconstructing Amelia
  • McEwan, Ian - Nutshell
  • McEwan, Ian - The Children Act
  • Magnusson, Sally - The Sealwoman's Gift
  • Mahmood, Imran - You Don't Know Me
  • Makkai, Rebecca - The Borrower
  • Marquez, Gabriel Garcia - Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Maupin, Armistead - Tales of the City
  • May, Peter - Coffin Road
  • Moore, Liz - Heft
  • Morrison, Toni - Beloved
  • Moyes, Jojo - Me Before You
  • Moyes, Jojo - One Plus One
  • Munro, Alice - Dear Life
  • Myerson, Julie - Something Might Happen

N

  • Nafisi, Azar - Reading Lolita in Tehran
  • Ness, Patrick - A Monster Calls
  • Norris, Barney - Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain

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O

  • Obama, Barack - Dreams from My Father
  • O'Farrell, Maggie - I Am, I Am, I Am
  • O'Farrell, Maggie - Instructions for a Heatwave
  • Osman, Richard - The Thursday Murder Club

P

  • Paull, Laline - The Bees
  • Paver, Michelle - Dark Matter
  • Perry, Sarah - The Essex Serpent
  • Picoult, Jodi - Nineteen Minutes

R

  • Roffey, Monique - White Woman on a Green Bicycle
  • Rooney, Sally - Conversations with Friends

S

  • Sahota, Sunjey - The Year of the Runaways
  • Schlink, Bernard - The Reader
  • Segrave, Elisa - The Girl from Station X
  • Selbourne, Raphael - Beauty
  • Shaffer, Mary Ann - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • Simon, Rachel - The Story of a Beautiful Girl
  • Sixsmith, Martin - Philomena
  • Smith, Ali - Public Libraries and Other Stories
  • Smith, Dodie - I Capture the Castle
  • Smith, Emma - The Great Western Beach
  • Smith, Wilbur - Elephant Song
  • Spark, Muriel - A Far Cry from Kensington
  • Spufford, Frances - Golden Hill
  • St John Mandel, Emily - Station Eleven
  • Stedman, M L - The Light Between Oceans
  • Steidele, Angela - Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister
  • Stockett, Kathryn - The Help
  • Strachan, Mari - The Earth Hums in B Flat

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T

  • Taylor, Elizabeth - Mrs Palfrey at The Claremont
  • Tearne, Roma - Bone China
  • Thomas, Angie - The Hate U Give
  • Toews, Miriam - All My Puny Sorrows
  • Toibin, Colm - Brooklyn
  • Twan Eng, Tan - The Garden of Evening Mists

V

  • Vickers, Salley - Miss Garnet's Angel

W

  • Walker, Adrian J - The End of the World Running Club
  • Walter, Jess - Beautiful Ruins
  • Waters, Sarah - The Night Watch
  • Watson, S J - Before I Go to Sleep
  • Weir, Alison - Innocent Traitor
  • Wells, H G - The Invisible Man
  • Westover, Tara - Educated
  • Wharton, Edith - The Age of Innocence
  • Williams, John - Stoner
  • Winman, Sarah - Tin Man
  • Winn, Raynor - The Salt Path
  • Woolf, Virginia - Orlando
  • Wyld, Evie - After the Fire, A Still Small Voice

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Last Updated: 20 October 2021