MummyBarrow Book Club

I have always been a bookworm. Ask me what I will do with an hour to myself and the answer will be “sit on the sofa with a cup of tea and a book”. A book for me is pure escapism and I try to finish every book I start.

And a proper book.  I have tried reading books on my iPad but it just doesn’t work for me.  I like holding a book and physically turning the pages.  Seeing how much I have read or how little I have left when I don’t want it to end.

Over the past few months I have begun reviewing books I have enjoyed and this has lead to me being sent a few before they were published which is an absolute thrill. I am always delighted when I talk about a book and somebody goes on to buy it. It feels like I am sharing a secret!

And so the Mummy Barrow Book Club is born.

At the beginning of each month I am going to post a picture of a particular book and the blurb from the back.   This will then be Tweeted out and members of the book club will be invited to read it over the course of the next month.   At the beginning of the next month I will then write my review on that post, inviting people to leave a comment with their review.   Or if they are a fellow blogger, write their own review on their blog and link up to my post.   The linky will be live for a month.

And then I will write the next post for the next book.  Etc Etc Etc.

There will be no obligation to do this every month. And if you have already read the book maybe you could still comment, good or bad. I am not looking to just make this page of rave reviews, some debate would be great!

There is even a badge to put on your blogs, you can get the code over there on the right.

And each blog post will have a link to Amazon where you can then buy the book.  I will get a small percentage which I will then use to buy books for giveaways.

Do let me know if there is a book you would like to nominate.   Either a classic or a new one!  Drop me an email:  or tweet me @mummybarrow and include #MummyBarrowBookClub so I can find it!!

So, who is in!

The Slap — July 2012

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window — August 2012

When it Happens to you — September 2012

The Tent, the Bucket and Me — October 2012

The Mistresses Revenge — November 2012

The Girl You Left Behind — December 2012

A Matter of Life and Death — January 2013

Gone Girl — February 2013

The universe versus Alex Woods — March 2013

Mum can you lend me twenty quid?  — April 2013





  1. Lady_Briggs

    I’m in, though I’m hoping you mean, NO obligation!! :)

  2. Jackie B @emmiebyrd

    Got it reserved at the library… Will start it soon!

  3. Nancy

    Ok… I’m in…

  4. Coffeewench

    I am in! although I am little concerned that my youngest daughter wants to join too!

  5. Have any of you read, or started reading 50 shades?

    • Jackie B @emmiebyrd

      Yes, don’t bother. I sent it back to the library after four chapters. This month’s book “The Slap”‘s naughty scenes are more of a turn on than that thing…

  6. I’m in T, didn’t get on with 50 Shades either by the way :)

  7. Ooh I’ve only just found this! I’m about 30 pages away from the end of my current book so I’ll definitely join in next month :)

    • MummyBarrow

      oh please do!!! Would love to have you along. Subscribe so you don’t miss the post about the new book. And if you blog about it, do come back and link up xx

  8. Alison Guard

    Please can I join your book club? My twitter name is alibobs7.
    I used to belong to an actual book club but work and family commitments made it in possible to keep venturing out into the world (local pub actually!)
    Many thanks
    Ali x

    • MummyBarrow

      Please do Alison!! If you subscribe (button over there on the right >>>>>>>> ) you will get the email as soon as the next book is announced. Read the book, blog about if you have a blog, or comment here when you have read it.

      Welcome…. now have you got some biscuits to share?

  9. Alison Guard

    I’ve always got biscuits to share :) x

  10. Can I start doing this next Month? Something new for 2013 :)

    • MummyBarrow

      Please do! make sure you subscribe so you hear about the book as soon as I blog about it!

  11. jane Glover

    I’m always reading,I’m gonna join if I may??(my twitter name is Tomsnanna)

  12. I’m in i’m in, what a great idea

  13. Ah I have only just seen this! Fab idea. Can I join in from Feb? I am @jbmumofone on twitter.

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