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Welcome to BOOK:TALK! We are a book club for UoB students as part of PROJECT:TALK mental fitness society.


We want to encourage our members to read in order to help stimulate the mind and reduce stress. We'll be meeting every month to discuss the chosen pick but there's no pressure on finishing a book in time. Whether you're here to meet fellow book lovers or just for the friendly atmosphere, we're excited to meet you.

We're running the club on the first Monday of every month. At the moment it's at the Clifton Community Bookshop with the help of a really nice lady who donates extra profits to Studio Upstairs - art therapy charity, but we're also considering moving it to the SU Living Room we will keep you updated!

WHEN | First Monday of the month

WHERE | Clifton Community Book Shop, BS8 1AF [in person event]

TIME | 7pm 


THIS MONTHS BOOK | The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Only nine people have ever been chosen by renowned children's author Laura White to join the Rabbit Back Literature Society, an elite group of writers in the small town of Rabbit Back. Now a tenth member has been selected: a young literature teacher named Ella.

Soon Ella discovers that the Society is not what it seems. What is its mysterious ritual known as "The Game"? What explains the strange disappearance that occurs at Laura White's winter party? Why are the words inside books starting to rearrange themselves? Was there once another tenth member, before her? Slowly, as Ella explores the Society and its history, disturbing secrets that had been buried for years start to come to light...

The club meeting will take place at the Clifton Community Bookshop at 7pm on Monday 6th December. 





PREVIOUS | Mental Fitness Books

 Clare Pooley’s book ‘The Authenticity Project’


This story follows the friendships made when six strangers write down the truth about the high and low points in their lives, and find strength and friendship together. We hope you’ll join us in reading this feel-good fiction which is perfect for remembering it’s ok to embrace both the high and low points in our lives!

This book is available as a free pdf, so it’s easy to read online! However, if you would like a physical copy, remember it’s easy to fill out our form on google docs too, so it’s even easier to get reading!


How to Have a Great Life: 35 Surprisingly Simple ways to Success, Fulfilment and Happiness

In our new journey to feed our minds this year, we will be reading one book a month to give us some time to take for ourselves to chill out, and take a look at little things we can do to boost our mood. This month, the book we will be reading to help us increase our mental fitness is called ‘How to Have a Great Life: 35 Simple ways to Success, Fulfilment and Happiness’ by Paul McGee. Join us on our reading journey this month as we learn about little ways we can take time for ourselves, look at what we are already doing that is positive, and gain advice, tips and strategies on how to enhance the things we want to work on to become even better! 


This book is available as an e-book from Bristol University Library- simply use your Bristol login and type title into the search bar: then grab a snack, a cup of tea, and get reading!



Free access via:

1) Go on to the Bristol University Library Site or click 'free book' below

2) If You’re not automatically logged in, use your student username and passcode to access the site

3) Type the title into the search engine

4) Click on the book, and press the download ebook button

5) Grab a cuppa and get reading

Alternative access via:


If you would like to buy the book new it is available here

We are keen to build a network of Mental Fitness Books to remove cost barrier of engaging with our Feed Your Mind series - so if you are interested in borrowing a physical copy of this months book for free, please register your interest here

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We’re kicking off our journey to free our minds through film by watching ‘The Theory of Everything’. This film follows the journey of Stephen Hawking, and the incredible things he overcomes and achieves. We love the little messages in this film of being resilient, staying positive, and seeing all the great things that life has to offer!


Join us on Sunday 28th of February at 6:30 pm as we grab some of our favourite snacks, drinks, and come together to free our minds through film!


Link to the website HERE

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