Book Club

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. 

NOVEMBER'S BOOK OF THE MONTH

BOOK CLUB MEETING 25.11.2022

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THE AMERICAN ROOMMATE EXPERIMENT

By ELENA ARMAS

Rosie Graham has a problem. A few, actually. She just quit her well paid job to focus on her secret career as a romance writer. She hasn’t told her family and now has terrible writer’s block. Then, the ceiling of her New York apartment literally crumbles on her. Luckily she has her best friend Lina’s spare key while she’s out of town. But Rosie doesn’t know that Lina has already lent her apartment to her cousin Lucas, who Rosie has been stalking—for lack of a better word—on Instagram for the last few months. Lucas seems intent on coming to her rescue like a Spanish knight in shining armour. Only this one strolls around the place in a towel, has a distracting grin, and an irresistible accent. Oh, and he cooks.

Lucas offers to let Rosie stay with him, at least until she can find some affordable temporary housing. And then he proposes an outrageous experiment to bring back her literary muse and meet her deadline: He’ll take her on a series of experimental dates meant to jump-start her romantic inspiration. Rosie has nothing to lose. Her silly, online crush is totally under control—but Lucas’s time in New York has an expiration date, and six weeks may not be enough, for either her or her deadline.

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. 

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