Book Club
‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’
Stephen Chbosky


Last month, we all read ‘Life After Life’ by Kate Atkinson and I was thrilled with the number of you that took part! Folk from all over the UK (Cornwall, London, Scotland etc.) took part in our online discussions, and a bunch of you met up, even though I was unable to be there myself – brilliant brilliant!

I’m very pleased to announce that our next book is ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ by Stephen Chbosky. (You can pick up a copy over here.)

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If you are local to Notting Hill, the fabulous independent bookshop and café Book and Kitchen are offering 20% discount to all members of my book club. If you haven’t received your book club card yet, I’ll give you one the next time I see you at my real life book club!

Book Club

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Join me on Wednesday, June 25th at 7.30pm in The Refectory at The Duke of Wellington pub on Portobello road, for book chat dins, tea and cake. We talk books, life and anything else you fancy. Don’t panic – there will still also be an online discussion if you can’t scoot over to Notting Hill!  Also, please don’t worry if you can’t make either of these events – there’ll be plenty of opportunity to comment and share your thoughts afterwards in the Facebook group and here on my blog too.
The Refectory at The Duke of Wellington Pub

The Refectory at The Duke of Wellington Pub

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I have just come back from the marvellous Hay Festival, so I have books (and mud) on the brain.. if you haven’t been before, it’s the most wonderful place full of books, magic, learning, ideas and excitement.. and more books. However, I may have spent a bit too much time in this tent…


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In the meantime, please do invite your friends to Poppy Loves’ Book Club – it’s growing rapidly and is proving to be lots of fun! You can also follow me here on Bloglovin.

Thank you for signing up – it’s great to have you on board.


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Book Description

Charlie is a freshman. And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But Charlie can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

The Duke of Wellington
179 Portobello Road
Q11 2ED

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3 thoughts on “Book Club
‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’
Stephen Chbosky

  1. I’ve heard so many good things about this book but I have no idea why I haven’t read it yet. Perhaps it will go on my June TBR list.

  2. I love this book so much! I loved it so much, I actually have 2 copies haha (although it was quite unintentional actually!)
    I think I’ll be coming along on the 25th for the first time! :) x

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