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Evening Book Club reading lists

Reading lists of books discussed at Evening Book Club meetings.
Updated: 31/03/2021 4:00 p.m.

March 2021

Topic: courage and perseverance

  • The Glass House by Eve Chase
  • We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Siege by Helen Dunmore
  • The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore
  • A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  • Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
  • A Sister’s Courage by Molly Green
  • Lucky’s by Andrew Pippos
  • Into the Silence by Wade Davis
  • The Faculty of Dreams by Sara Stridsberg 

February 2021

Topic: a holiday read

  • Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? By Roz Chast
  • The Body: a guide for occupants by Bill Bryson
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • The Songs of the Kings by Barry Unsworth
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  • The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle
  • Loser’s Blues by Paula Gosling
  • The Zero Trap by Paula Gosling
  • Hoodwink by Paula Gosling
  • A Running Duck by Paula Gosling
  • The Woman in Red by Paula Gosling
  • Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
  • The Animals in that Country by Laura Jean McKay
  • Miniature Moss Gardens by Megumi Oshima
  • Red Mandarin Dress by Qui Xiaolong
  • Sister to Sister by Olivia Hayfield
  • Talking to the Dead by Helen Dunmore
  • Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  • Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
  • The Mirror and The Light by Hilary Mantel
  • The Third Hotel by Laura Van den Berg
  • The Heavens by Sandra Newman
  • Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
  • How to Draw a Map by Malcolm and Alexander Swanston
  • Common Murder by V L McDermid
  • The Secretary by Zoe Lea
  • An Uncommon Woman by Nicole Alexander
  • Belgravia by Julian Fellowes 

December 2020

Topic: a debut novel

  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
  • The Gradual by Christopher Priest
  • The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste
  • The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
  • The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnusson
  • A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers
  • Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho
  • Little Culinary Triumphs by Pascale Pujol
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • Ali and the Whale by Norman Tolra
  • Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
  • Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
  • Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
  • The Mannequin Makers by Craig Cliff
  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  • A Place for Everything by Judith Flanders
  • Victory Park by Rachel Kerr
  • After Z-hour by Elizabeth Knox
  • The Pearl that Broke It’s Shell by Nadia Hashimi
  • A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi
  • For the Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser 

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