Please be aware that libraries will be closed on the bank holidays Friday 18 April and Monday 21 April.

Please be aware that Hailsham Library will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 6 May to Tuesday 13 May while building improvements are carried out. There will be a reduced service from Monday 28 April to Tuesday 13 May 2014, for further details please read Improving library buildings .

Books for reading groups

Reading groups sets

Download our list of 'reading group sets' – these contain several copies of the same book that reading groups and book clubs can borrow via your local library.

We recommend you plan ahead for the year by booking these sets in advance. These titles can't be reserved online, so please ask library staff to book them for you.

Read aloud books

We also recommend books that you can read aloud. You can borrow single copies of most of these books, and some are available in sets.

More information

Find out more about joining or setting up a group and recommended books – see our page reading groups and read aloud groups.

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Reading group sets - by author (185k)
Sets of books for reading groups, sorted by author. Updated June 2013 (12 pages).
Reading group sets - by title (192k)
Sets of books for reading groups, sorted by book title. Updated June 2013 (13 pages).
Reading group sets - by number of copies (191k)
Sets of books for reading groups, with the largest number of copies listed first. Updated June 2013 (13 pages).
Reading group sets - new titles (35k)
New books for reading groups. Updated June 2013 (1 page).
Great books to read aloud (67k)
Top tips and recommended books for reading aloud, available in single or multiple copies. November 2011 (6 pages)