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Slides pre2021

Updated: Feb 27, 2021

20 Feb 2019

#top10 #classics

6 March 2019

In this meeting Vlad Kovsky did a great job in presenting the best books of 2018 including a short overview of each book and notable critics (+ and -). Then the participants selected the book of next month for the club which is Milkman by Anna Burns.

113.1984 by George Orwell

3 April 2019

Booked proposed by Nicole, Angela, Joan, Rosie and Mehran.

114. Milkman by Anna Burns (presenter: Nicole)

1 May2019

Books presented by Angela for selection of next month read

115: The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing (presenter: Rosie)

June 5: book review and selection from classics (presenters: Sean and Mouna)

116. June 19: All That Man Is by David Szalay (presenter: Angela)

Aug 7 Book review and selection from Swiss authors presented by Nicole

Aug 7 Book review and selection from Australian authors presented by Sean

117.August 21: Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence (presenter: Joan)

118. Sept 4: To the Back of Beyond by Peter Stamm (presenter: Vlad)

119: The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton (presenter: Sean)

Oct 16: book review and selection from Italian literature (presenter: Silvia)

Book 120: Paradise by Toni Morrison (presenter: Gina)

Book 121 Nov 20: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (presenter: Joan, Nicole, Angela)

Dec 4: Secret Santa book exchange / end-year party - Gifts exchanged:

Cutting for Stone (Abraham Verghese)

House of Names (Colm Tóibín)

Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

The Idiot (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel García Márquez)

The Leopard (Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa)

The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

Celestial Bodies (Jokha al-Harthi)

Forest Dark (Nicole Krauss)

Celine: A novel (Peter Heller)

One Hundred Years of Dirt (Rick Morton)

Sacrées sorcières (Roald Dahl)

Letter from an Unknown Woman (Stefan Zweig)

The Cellist of Sarajevo (Steven Galloway)

15 Jan: book selection from Russian classics

Book 122: The Last Garden by Eva Hornung (presenter: Sean)

Feb 12: book selection from non-fiction books (presenter: Peter)

Book 122: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (presenter: Félix)

March 11: book selection from Latin America (presenter: Angela)

Book 123: The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coats (presenter: Peter)

April 15: book selection from books with pandemic themes (Angela, Nicole, Joan, Sean, Vlad)

Book 124: The Ship of Fools by Cristina Peri Rossi (presenter: Nicole)

May 20: book selection from Southeast Asia (presenter: Uma)

Book 125: Grace by Paul Lynch (presenter: Sean)

June 17: book selection from classics (Sean, Vlad and Angela)

Book 126 : The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (presenter: UMA)

Aug 18: book selection: the Travel Memoir

Book 127 : Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Sept 15: book selection: The 1930s

Oct 6: book discussion Book 128: The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara

Oct 20: book selection: Literary Science-Fiction

Nov 2: Book discussion Book 129: Perreira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi

Nov 17: Book selection from Turkish literature

Dec 1st: Secret Santa Book exchange

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