To help you in your search for book clubs in West Yorkshire, we’ve featured 10 located across the county below.
1. Wakefield Fiction Meetup
Do you love a good crime thriller? If so, the Wakefield Fiction Meetup might be just for you. While the group does occasionally read other genres, they focus mainly on crime fiction. If “whodunits” are your thing, you can join this Wakefield book club on Meetup.
The group meets on the last Saturday of the month during early afternoon hours to share a discussion of the current book selection over some cake and coffee, tea or something a bit stronger. Those interested in joining can apply for a slot as they open up.
Join this book club for more details.
2. Leeds Fiction Book Club
The Leeds Fiction Book Club aims to explore different genres of fiction as selected by group members each month. The group meets every third or fourth Wednesday of the month in a Leeds venue to talk about a different genre of fiction.
This group is focused on covering a variety of fiction, so there is bound to be something that suits every member. Their meeting times, dates, and locations vary and are announced on their Meetup group ahead of time so members can attain the book to be discussed and join the group.
Find out more about this book club.
3. YA Book Club
The YA Book Club in Halifax meets at Book Corner Halifax every six weeks. The book club is open to the public and reads young adult fiction written for ages thirteen and older. The group meets between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dates are posted on the book store’s website.
If you are looking for a book club that does not require a formal membership where you can meet other young adults who enjoy reading and socialising, this may be the book club for you. Get in touch with the bookstore for details on how to attend a meeting.
Contact the organiser.
4. The Decoy Cows Todmorden Book Group
This group loves to explore off-the-beat works that most book clubs do not discuss. They read a variety of books, everything from erotica to non-fiction. Books are selected based on member suggestions and voting, so those who join will find themselves reading a broad variety of books.
Times, dates, and locations are posted on their Facebook page. Meetings are held at local venues, but also at group members’ homes or on Zoom if no other accommodations can be made. Sometimes, they hold their discussions around a fire pit or during a walk in the woods.
Join this group on Facebook.
5. Leeds Book Club
During the pandemic, this book club began meeting on Zoom. Even though things have opened up a bit for in-person meetings now, the book club continues to hold its meetings on the platform to protect the health of its members and open up their club to remote participation in Leeds and around the world.
The book club has been exploring a variety of classic and contemporary fiction as selected by members since they were established in 2010. They meet every two months online. Selections are posted on their website for those who want to read and participate in the discussions.
Reach out to the book club.
6. Monday Evening Book Club
The Leeds Library in Leeds sponsors this book club, which is held every second Monday from 6 pm to 7 pm. Selections read to encompass a variety of fiction selected by the library with member suggestions taken into consideration.
Meetings are held at the library. Most books can be checked out in physical or audio form from the library at no cost to those who wish to participate. There is no official membership. Just stop by to join in on the discussion if you wish.
Get more details from the library.
7. Tuesday Morning Book Club
If you are unable to make the Monday Evening Book Club meetings at the Leeds Library, perhaps you can join the Tuesday Morning Book Club instead. This group reads a variety of books suggested and voted on by members. They meet every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
This Leeds-based group enjoys a casual gathering of those interested in reading each monthly selection and sharing their insight on the book. There is no formal membership involved, but a library card does help as many of the books can be checked out for free.
Request more information.
8. Historical Readers Group
If you love history and are looking for a book club to join in Wakefield, the Historical Readers Group might be just what you are looking for. This group meets every second Tuesday at the Wakefield Library and Museum from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The sponsors of this group provide up to ten copies of the book being read for those who want to participate. There are no membership fees, formal membership, or other requirements to attend a meeting. You can simply read the book and drop by to join the discussion.
Email the organizer.
9. Nom! Nom! Nom! Cookery Book Readers Group
Do you like to cook? Do you enjoy reading books that feed your passion? You should visit the Nom! Nom! Nom! Cookery Book Readers Group that meets at the Wakefield Library and Museum. This Wakefield group enjoys a variety of books rooted in the culinary arts.
Participants in this book discussion meet on the first Saturday of every month between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to talk about their current book selection. There is no requirement to read the book or participate in every meeting. Everyone is welcome to contribute as they see fit.
Drop them a line to find out more.
10. Pontefract Readers Group
This Pontefract-based reading group meets to discuss a broad choice of fiction. The morning group meets every second Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pontefract Library. A separate evening group meets on Monday mornings from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.
The group, established by Fiona Edwards, maintains a casual atmosphere with members participating as much or as little as they see fit. There is no official membership. Just read the book and show up to talk about what you choose to discuss about it.
Email the library for more information.