Walking Book Group

Join our walking book group in 2020! WE ARE MEETING VIA ZOOM DURING THE LOCKDOWN

A first for York, our monthly walks are a great opportunity to share and talk about interesting books you have read, meet friendly local people and discover easy walks, and the best cafes in York.

Three easy steps:

  • Read a book around a theme
  • Walk and talk about your book and hear about what others have read
  • Enjoy a chat in a café afterwards

We offer some suggestions for books which come largely from the library catalogue and our leader’s knowledge and love of books, but there is no requirement to read any of these, feel free to bring memories of your own reading on the theme.

We meet 11am, first Thursday of the month, online. Email alison.yorkbikebelles@gmail.com for details.

Everyone is welcome!

Thursday 7 May- theme is Women’s History

Some suggestions for reading around this theme drawn from York Explore Catalogue and many are e-books:

A Lady’s Visit to the Gold Diggings of  Australia  Ellen Clacy
Women in pants: Manly Maidens, Cowgirls and Other Renegades Catherine Smith

Wayward women Jane Robinson

The Secret Life of Bletchley Park

The WWII Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women Who Worked There by Sinclair McKay EBOOK

Game of Queens The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe by Sarah Gristwood EBOOK

The Temple House Vanishing by Rachel Donohue EBOOK

Becoming by Michelle Obama AUDIOBOOK

Domestic Soldiers Six Women’s Lives in the Second World War by Jennifer Purcell EBOOK

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller EBOOK

Why We Get the Wrong Politicians by Isabel Hardman EBOOK

The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford EBOOK

The Housekeeper’s Tale The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House by Tessa Boase EBOOK

Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie EBOOK

Volunteer leaders!

We are looking for volunteers to help us run the walks, so do get in touch if you are interested – see volunteer role description here.

If you’d like to find out more, talk to us at yorkbikebelles@gmail.com or alison.yorkbikebelles@gmail.com

“Beautiful way to spend an hour. Gave me a warm glow that lasted the rest of the day”. Katrina.