Mental health is May's theme for new book club

Published on Thursday, May 3, 2018

MENTAL health is up for discussion in Leicester this month as Leicester Libraries and BBC Radio Leicester launch their top read for the second month of a new city book club.


The city council’s library service is working with BBC Radio Leicester presenter Ady Dayman to encourage people to read something new and maybe even start a book club of their own.


Mental health has been chosen as the theme for Ady’s Book Club’s reading list for May, to mark national Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from May 14 to 20.


Leicester Libraries has put together a top picks’ list of seven books based on the theme, including book of the month -‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’, the debut novel by Gail Honeyman.


Leicester Libraries’ Matthew Vaughan said: “This is a gem of a book – at once poignant, moving and laugh-out-loud funny.


“We’re very excited about this new partnership and hope people will listen in to the reviews given by Leicester Libraries’ readers when the book club next goes on air at 2pm on Thursday May 3”.


All of the books recommended are available to borrow from all city council libraries. The full reading list will be revealed on Ady’s show on BBC Radio Leicester, on 104.9 FM, this Thursday.


Anyone in the city who wants to set up a reading group should contact the library they want to meet in or borrow their books from. Details of Leicester libraries including contact forms are available at