Anyone who's ever finished the last page of a great novel will know how frustrating it is not to be able to share the experience with someone else.
Suddenly it seems we're all reading
Whether it's a spine-tingling thriller or a heart-melting romance, it's always good to be able to mull over your favourite book with a friend.
That's why book clubs have become such big news in the last ten years.
Now, the idea is going online, with a new website which gives readers the chance to swap books for free.
We talked to Andrew Bathgate, the man behind the website Read it Swap it - and the novelists Kate Mosse and Tash Aw, who's just won the Whitbread first novel award.
Tash Aw's book is called The Harmony Silk Factory. It's published by Perennial, ISBN: 0007204515