Please note: The Shelter Book Club is now closed until further notice
We’re delighted to announce the launch of The Shelter Book Club, an online space where book lovers can connect and dive into new reads together – all while helping to end homelessness.
You can join from £4.99 per month and enjoy exclusive access to:
- two book recommendations every six weeks
- our online book forum, hosted by Bookclubz
- a chance to recommend and vote for future reads
- plenty of discussion with your fellow book lovers
- further content about the books
We’ll carefully select two books every six weeks for you to read and discuss. Pick one – or if you’re a speedy reader, whizz through both. We’re kicking things off with Zadie’s Smith’s acclaimed 2012 novel ‘NW’, and our special staff pick, Dawn O’Porter’s ‘The Cows’.
‘NW’ – Zadie Smith
‘NW’ takes its name from the NW postcode area of North West London, where the novel takes place – and where author Smith grew up herself. We follow the stories of four different locals, now in their thirties, who spent their childhoods on the same council estate. Known for her faithful depiction of London, Smith recreates urban living through exciting storytelling and regular shifts between the four main characters. Their experiences explore issues of class, ethnicity, and the widening economic gaps in society.
‘The Cows’ – Dawn O’Porter
In her first fiction novel for adults, Dawn O’Porter navigates topics such as abortion, family conflict, mental illness, grief, and sexuality through the lives of three women. We follow Cam, a successful blogger who details her decision not to have children, Tara, a documentary maker and single parent, and Stella, a young personal assistant who is grieving the loss of her loved ones to cancer. Their stories come together in a thought-provoking and funny look at the expectations society places on women.
You can sign up today from just £4.99 a month. Your donation will help fund our essential work, supporting those facing bad housing and homelessness. Now more than ever, people need a safe and secure place to call home.