Blackpool Libraries have been having fun with their weekly online book club, but now they’re trying something a little bit different.

Later this month, they will be hosting a ‘Book of the Month’ event. This monthly Twitter Book Club will be based on a single book, and it’ll be accompanied with a live online author event.  Now you’ll be able to read the book, discuss it with other readers, and then hear the author’s perspective and ask them your questions.

Online book club

Blackpool Libraries’ Twitter Book Club was born on World Book Night in 2014, inspired by a fervent desire to talk about books whilst lolling about on the sofa in our pyjamas, drinking tea. It’s a book club  that absolutely anyone, anywhere in the world can participate. Readers can make new bookish friends without having to leave the comfort of their own sofa – and the best bit is that occasionally the authors themselves join in.

Michelle, who looks after reader development at Blackpool Libraries has noticed how important the book club has become during lockdown. She says:

“One interesting fact about Twitter Book Club is that you usually expect some form of a gif battle to occur in each session. These are quite often Colin Firth related. I’m not quite sure why this happens.”

“During the weirdness of lockdown we began a weekly themed Twitter Book Club to give people a bit of respite from all the uncertainty and glumness. Every week we would meet to enjoy some bookish chat, and it was great to see so many people getting involved. It just goes to show how important reading is to the feeling of being connected to other people.

You can expect to meet a variety of book fans through the club and sometimes the conversations take an unexpected turn: “One interesting fact about Twitter Book Club is that you usually expect some form of a gif battle to occur in each session. These are quite often Colin Firth related. I’m not quite sure why this happens.”

The book for August is Every Move You Make by Deborah Bee. An edge of your seat psychological thriller which is perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell and Clare Mackintosh. 

Every Move You Make

There are two sides to every story.
But only one is the truth. 

A young woman turns up at a police station. She has been kept prisoner in her own home. Abused and tortured, her every move watched, her every thought controlled. Now she’s finally escaped.

That’s what she says.

But when the police arrive at the address she’s given them, her story doesn’t seem to add up. Her husband is missing, but his phone and wallet are still in the house.

She says she’s the victim, but what if she’s not? What if the stories she’s telling aren’t her stories at all . . .

To join in, make sure you log in to Twitter on

  • Wednesday 19 August, 7pm – A Twitter Book Club Special
    Every Move You Make by Deborah Bee.
    Follow @bpoollibraries and use #bookpool to join the conversation.
  • Thursday 20 August, 7pm.  An Evening with Deborah Bee
    This will be broadcast live on the Blackpool Libraries Facebook page. 

Copies of Every Move You Make are available to download for free on the Blackpool Libraries Overdrive page, or on the Libby app. All you need to sign in is a Blackpool Library card. 

If you don’t have a library card, it couldn’t be easier to get one and it is FREE.  You can sign up for a card online, it only takes a few minutes.

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 Michelle is currently reading: Gumiho by Kat Cho

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