Saturday, 30 May 2009

Monthly meetings

The group has been meeting for over five years. Initially we met in Clapham, but now we tend to rotate between members' houses, bars convenient to everyone, or restaurants. We try to keep it fun - for example fish and chips for the time we discussed both Cod and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and curry for White Tiger.

Previous books

We read a mix of fiction and non fiction. This is an alphabetical list of books we have read to date:

1 Out Of 10: From Downing Street Vision To Classroom Reality
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
A Murder is Announced
A Special Relationship
Alice in Wonderland
All Quiet on the Western Front
American Psycho
Any Human Heart
Baghdad Blog
Bel Canto
Brighton Rock
Bright Shiny Morning
Burning Your Boats
Cavallier and Klay
Children of Men
Cloud Atlas
Complete Robot
Devil in the White City
Doctor Zhivago
Down and Out in Paris and London
Dreams From My Father
Elizabeth Costello
Elmer's Game
Estates, An intimate history
Everything Bad is Good for You
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Five Little Pigs
Franny & Zooey
Great Gatsby
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Gulliver's Travels
I Am The Messenger
In the Country of Men
Life of Pi
My Uncle Oswald / Switch Bitch, Roald Dahl
New York Trilogy
Northanger Abbey
Not on the Label
Notes from the Underground
Notes on a Scandal
One Day
On the Road
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Small Island
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Star of the Sea
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Stuart - A Life Backwards
Stumbling on Happiness
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Commitments
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night
The Electric Michaelangelo
The Gargoyle
The God of Small Things
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Hare With the Amber Eyes
The House of Sleep
The House of the Spirits
The Hungry Tide
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Inheritance of Loss
The Kite Runner
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
The Master and the Margarita
The Ministry of Fear
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Name of the Rose
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Tin Drum
The Turn of The Screw
The Unconsoled
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
To Kill a Mockingbird
Treasure Island
Vernon God Little
Watership Down
We Need to Talk About Kevin
White Tiger
Will Storr Vs. The Supernatural
Wuthering Heights