HardingReading and discussion of books chosen by members.


Group Coordinator: Kate Harding (click to contact)

Second Monday in the month, at 10.00am.

Members' houses around Islington.

Book Group 4 has been meeting since Spring 2015 and there are eight of us. Coming from a range of backgrounds, we keep our reading varied with an international flavour. We have read several books in translation (some members reading in the original).

Some of our most recent choices have been:
  • The Card by Arnold Bennett
  • Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
  • The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
  • All our Yesterdays by Natalia Ginzburg
  • A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
  • The Hummingbird by Sandro Veronese
  • Odessa Stories by Isaac Babel
  • Afterlives by Abdulgrazak Gurnah
A selection of the books we have previously read are:
  • Milkman by Anna Burns
  • Wild Decembers by Edna O'Brien
  • Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
  • Broken April by Ismail Kadare
  • Fame by Daniel Kehlmann
  • Second-Hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich
  • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent   
  • The Infatuations by Javier Marias
  • The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin   
  • Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf   
  • The Sellout by Paul Beatty
  • The Book of Evidence by John Banville

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