Footsteps Festival 2021

Book Club

Join us for a fun and relaxed Book Club on Zoom!


Next event: Book Club on Monday 1st November at 6.30 pm GMT for an hour or so….
Next book is Nine Perfect Strangers – Liane Moriarty
Book Club

We will meet via Zoom and have a fun and relaxed discussion about the book we are currently reading – we can also chat about the book in the closed Facebook group (contact us for the joining details). The book club provides an opportunity to be social and examine the book we have read, but also helps encourage us to read, and maybe to read books that are outside our normal genres and types – this can be exciting, challenging and even difficult – but whatever your experience or opinion, we can discuss it in a safe and supportive environment. The books we choose in Book Club are usually fiction and not usually focused on persistent pain – theres more to life than pain!!!

For people living with pain, reading can be a challenge or a wonderful distraction. This book club is designed to offer people a chance to reconnect with reading in a supportive group and for those who already read regularly, an opportunity to read something different. We look forward to discussing a book, regardless of whether you finished it or not!

More about Book Club

We hope to run his event with enough time to give everyone a chance to get and read the book.

We don’t want finances to be a barrier to anyone, so wherever possible use your local library to access the title as an e-book, audiobook, paperback, or hardback. Most libraries now have apps where you can download titles.  If your local library doesn’t have the title you want, you may be able to reserve it or get it sent to your local library from another one in your council area.

Charity shops are also a great resource for good reads at a fraction of the cost.

Getting into the habit of reading when you experience pain can be difficult. This podcast may be helpful. Know that you are not alone.


This months book

9 perfect strangers cover

Nine Perfect Strangers – Liane Moriarty


Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever?

These nine perfect strangers are about to find out…

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer—or should she run while she still can?

It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.

Combining all of the hallmarks that have made Liane Moriarty’s writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.

Next date is Monday 1st November at 6.30 pm GMT for an hour or so!

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