Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group – December Meet Up

Recently the Book Group met to discuss The Motive by Khurrum Rahman. Overall the group enjoyed this book – the action and dialogue moved very quickly, making it feel more like a TV episode at times. We liked how the viewpoint switched between the main characters, allowing us to understand a little bit more about the complex relationship between drug dealer Jay and his policeman best friend Idris. We’ve also added the first book in Rahman’s series, East of Hounslow, to our list of full length titles to read in the future.

The next meeting of the Reading for Wellbeing Virtual Book Group is taking place on Wednesday 5th January at 7-8pm via WebEx.

Our next book choice is a full length novel – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. 

We own one copies of this book at York and one at Scarborough – please email if you’d like us to put one aside for you. To buy your own copy, it can be purchased as an e-book from Amazon or the Kobo store or as a paperback from Waterstones, WHSmith, Blackwell’s, Hive or It was very popular a few years ago, so you may also be able to pick up a cheap copy in a local charity shop. It has also been abridged and broadcast on BBC Radio 4Extra, though the episodes are only available for about two more weeks.

If you’ve got books sat on your shelf that you’d like to read, please do email me and I will add them to the list!

If you have any further questions about the Virtual Book Group, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,

Kathryn Aylward


Assistant Librarian

Trust Library Service

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Tel.: 01904 726718

Ext.: 6718

Usual office hours: 9-5 Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri (York); 10-4 Tues (Scarborough)

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