Book Club

Welcome to the Sotonettes’ Book Club!

We are skipping our normal July meeting and going on an away day to Bath instead. We’ll be visiting Persephone books, where we will discuss this month’s book ‘Maid’ by Stephanie Land but we will have time for some sightseeing too. If you are planning to join us please let Penny know either in the WhatsApp chat or by emailing

Normally the Sotonettes Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7pm – 9pm (except during December). There is no charge to attend and both members and non-members of the Sotonettes are very welcome.

The Book Club has a general ‘female’ theme such as female authors and leading characters, and we are always open to suggestions! We plan on mixing things up a bit, from classics to contemporary, across a range of genres.

We don’t mind if you haven’t finished the book, seen a film version, or are just curious to find out more.

If you have any questions then you can drop a message to Penny via the Sotonettes Facebook Page here or email her at

The books we will be reading in 2022 are:

  • July: ‘Maid’ by Stephanie Land
  • August: ‘A Long Petal of the Sea’ by Isabelle Allende
  • September: ‘Alone in Antarctica’ by Felicity Aston
  • October: ‘The Girl with the Louding Voice’ by Abi Daré
  • November: ‘The Five: The Untold Lives of Women Killed by Jack the Ripper’ by Hallie Rubenhold


  • January: ‘Sugar’ by Bernice L McFadden
  • February: ‘In Black and White’ by Alexandra Wilson

Please click here for the complete list of books we have read and discussed.

We’re always looking for suggestions for the future so please feel free to bring along suggestions of anything you’ve wanted to read or something you’d like to share!

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