Welcome to The Island Library Book Club!
A virtual book club you can join from the comfort of your own home.
Each month we read a new book (or two) and meet on the last Sunday of the month at 4 pm (London timezone) to discuss.
If you don't fancy joining us in person, please feel free to read along and let us know your thoughts or any questions you'd like to be answered on Instagram, Twitter or use the contact form on our website.
DEC-JANUARY BOOK OF THE MONTH
BOOK CLUB MEETING 30.01.2022
THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS + OUR VIOLENT ENDS
By Chloe Gong
Blurb from These Violent Delights [to avoid spoilers]
A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city in the grip of chaos. At its heart is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang - a network of criminals far above the law.
Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette's first love . . . and first betrayal.
But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows.
As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns - and grudges - aside and work together, for if they can't stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule
How To Join The Book Club:
Our book club membership is £3 per month via Patreon. By joining, you can ask questions which are directly answered on the podcast, suggest ideas on the monthly book, and contribute to the conversation, as well as other benefits such as movie nights and quizzes.
We wanted to create a book community from the safety of your own home, so people felt a little less alone.
Your contribution also helps to keep the podcast running, and supports us as creators.