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.
MAY BOOK OF THE MONTH
BOOK CLUB MEETING 28.05.2023
The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels
By India Holton
A prim and proper lady thief must save her aunt from a crazed pirate and his dangerously charming henchman in this fantastical historical romance.
Cecilia Bassingwaite is the ideal Victorian lady. She's also a thief. Like the other members of the Wisteria Society crime sorority, she flies around England drinking tea, blackmailing friends, and acquiring treasure by interesting means. Sure, she has a dark and traumatic past and an overbearing aunt, but all things considered, it's a pleasant existence. Until the men show up.
Ned Lightbourne is a sometimes assassin who is smitten with Cecilia from the moment they meet. Unfortunately, that happens to be while he's under direct orders to kill her. His employer, Captain Morvath, who possesses a gothic abbey bristling with cannons and an unbridled hate for the world, intends to rid England of all its presumptuous women, starting with the Wisteria Society. Ned has plans of his own. But both men have made one grave mistake. Never underestimate a woman.
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. If you're not comfortable with attending in person, you can submit thoughts and feelings to the questions posed each week.
We wanted to create a book community from the safety of your home, so people felt a little less alone. Your contribution helps to keep the podcast running, and supports us as creators, with all money going towards making the Island bigger and better.