Royal Holloway Readers

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Royal Holloway Readers is a casual, non-academic book club which hosts bookish chats and adventures! If you’re a reader of any genre, from YA to nonfiction to graphic novels, this is the place for you to come discuss it.

We host meetings on all sorts of topics, so whether you’re looking to participate in this term’s structured read-along with us or just pop by to find someone else who also can’t get over that one character’s untimely and tragic death, you’ll fit right in!

One of our goals for this year is to diversify what we’re reading as a group. To start with, that means nominating underrepresented authors and looking into translated literature.

If you’re a reader, a prospective reader, a bookworm, a bibliophile, or someone who just wants to be friends with any of the aforementioned types of people, Royal Holloway Readers is the society for you!

Email or message us to get the invitation to the weekly meetings!


By joining as a member, you’ll be able to join in on all the meetings; you’ll get discounted prices for any ticketed events we hold.

Events and Activities

At our typical meetings, we discuss the book we’ve voted on to read over the course of the term. Our most recent picks were:

• Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

• Misery by Stephen King

• The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

• The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

• Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

• A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

• Bunny by Mona Awad

• Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

• This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone


Readers also hold a few smaller meetings per month focused on a certain topic, such as favourite childhood books or movie adaptations. From time to time, we also get out to attend book signings, author events, and picnics at Virginia Water near Royal Holloway.

We read one book per term.  Any new members are welcome! If you don't want to read the book, then feel free to just come along to the other weeks :-)

Regular Meetings are on Tuesdays from 18:30 to 20:00. 

As always, feel free to bring food and drinks! 

Contact Us

We're active on Instagram and Facebook @rohoreaders, and we welcome all questions you might have in a comment on one of our posts or in a DM!

We also have a Whatsapp group chat, so if you want to join please send us an e-mail or shoot us a message on Instagram.

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