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Kidlington Men’s Book Club: “Book Pub”

The Poisonwood Bible

Books for 2021 meetings are:

  • “The Poisonwood Bible” Barbara Kingsolver – Wednesday 13 January 2021
  • “Let It Go” Dame Stephanie Shirley – Wednesday 10 March 2021
  • “The Angel’s Game” Carlos Ruiz Zafon – Wednesday 12 May 2021
  • “Stories of Your Life and Others” Ted Chiang – Wednesday 14 July 2021
  • “The Professor and the Madman” Simon Winchester – Wednesday 8 September 2021
  • “The Midnight Library” Matt Haig – Wednesday 10 November 2021

Additional recommended reading:

  • “The Memory Police” Yoko Ogawa
  • “Gentleman in Moscow” Amor Towles
  • “Sapiens: a brief history of humankind”  Yuval Noah Harari
  • “The Shadow of the Wind” Carlos Ruiz Zafon, predecessor book to “The Angel’s Game” to which the latter is a prequel.

These sessions are “second Wednesday of odd-numbered months” at 20:00, location wherever the pandemic may dictate!

Books for 2020 meetings are:

  • “The Travelling Vet” Jonathan Cranston – Wednesday 8 January 2020
  • “Permanent Record” Edward Snowden – Wednesday 11 March 2020
  • “The Shining” Stephen King – Wednesday 13 May 2020
  • “The Body: A Guide for Occupants” Bill Bryson – Wednesday 8 July 2020
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” Margaret Atwood AND “Strange Fire” Tommy Wallach – Wednesday 16 September 2020
  • “Birds Without Wings” Louis de Bernieres – Wednesday 11 November 2020

Mostly “second Wednesday of odd-numbered months” at 20:00, Black Horse, Kidlington.

Books for 2019 meetings are:

  • “The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” Stuart Turton​ – Wednesday 9 January 2019
  • “Walking on Glass” Iain Banks – Wednesday 13 March 2019
  • “The Racketeer” John Grisham – Wednesday 8 May 2019​
  • “Bel Canto” Ann Patchett – Wednesday 10 July 2019
  • “Song of Achilles” Madeleine Miller – Wednesday 11 September 2019
  • “A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories” Flannery O’Connor – Wednesday 13 November 2019

“Second Wednesday of odd-numbered months” at 20:00, Black Horse, Kidlington.

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

Books for 2018 meetings are:

  • “The Spy who came in from the cold” John le Carré – Wednesday 10 January 2018
  • “The Complete Maus” Art Spiegelman – Wednesday 14 March 2018
  • “The Citadel” A J Cronin – Wednesday 9 May 2018
  • “When breath becomes air” Paul Kalanithi – Thursday 12 July 2018
  • “A man called Ove” Fredrik Backman – Wednesday 12 September 2018
  • “The Princess Bride” William Goldman – Wednesday 14 November 2018

All Most of these meetings are “second Wednesday of odd-numbered months”, 20:00 at Black Horse, Kidlington.


fatherland

Books for 2017 meetings are:

  • “Fatherland” Robert Harris – Wednesday 11 January 2017
  • “Nocturnes” Kazuo Ishiguro – Wednesday 8 March 2017
  • “The hundred-year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared” Jonas Jonasson – Wednesday 10 May 2017
  • “All the light we cannot see” Anthony Doerr – Wednesday 12 July 2017
  • “Trigger Warning: short fictions and disturbances” Neil Gaiman – Wednesday 13 September 2017
  • “Time-travelling with a hamster” Ross Welford – Wednesday 8 November 2017

All these meetings are “second Wednesday of odd-numbered months”, 20:00 at Black Horse, Kidlington.


tale

Books for 2016 meetings were:

  • “A Tale of Two Cities” Charles Dickens – (Wednesday 13 January 2016)
  • “Blue Sky July” Nia Wyn – (Wednesday 9 March 2016)
  • “The Martian” Andy Weir – (Thursday 19 May 2016)
  • “Dreams from My Father” Barack Obama – (Thursday 14 July 2016)
  • “Vernon God Little” D.B.C. Pierre – (Thursday 15 September 2016)
  • “Educating Rita” play by Willy Russell – (Thursday 10 November 2016)

Note that January and March meetings are on Wednesday and that May meetings onwards are on Thursday – all meetings start at 20:00, venue is The Black Horse, Kidlington.

Books for 2015 meetings were:

  • “Alan Turing: The Enigma” Andrew Hodges – (14 January 2015)
  • “The Great Gatsby” F Scott Fitzgerald – (11 March 2015)
  • “The Long Earth” Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (13 May 2015)
  • “Baking Cakes in Kigali” Gaile Parkin – (8 July 2015)
  • “Complications” Atul Gawande – (9 September 2015)
  • “Dissolution” CJ Sansom – (11 November 2015)

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