Join in with the Teen BookTalk

The Library of Birmingham's Teen BookTalk is an online reading group for Teenagers aged 13 to 17 years

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Teen BookTalk is a reading group and a podcast for teenagers who love reading and want to talk about the books they’ve read.

We record the meetings, strip out the visuals and upload the audio as a podcast on platforms like Spotify and SoundCloud.

We do things a bit differently from most reading groups; we discuss every book twice. It’s up to each member to decide if they want to read the first few chapters or the whole book.

The first discussion is just about the opening chapters, so members have a chance to find out if they like the book and whether they want to read the whole thing. Two months later anybody who has read the whole book can meet up to discuss what they thought of it.

This means that every month we will either discuss the opening chapters of a new book or we’ll discuss the book we talked about two months previously. 

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 30 June from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Any teenagers who want to take part in future episodes should email the library at and put ‘Teen BookTalk’ in the subject line.

Any teachers who would like their students to take part as a group, discussing a book they’re currently studying, should email the library and put Teen ‘BookTalk CLASS’ in the subject line.

For full details please visit our webpage.

Article posted 9 June 2021

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