Tag: Books

In A Strange Room – Damon Galgut

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A South African writer named for the author goes backpacking abroad. ☁ A young man, named for the author, undertakes three journeys to different countries where he meets and enjoys the company of strangers, but seems to attract bad luck. In… Continue Reading “In A Strange Room – Damon Galgut”

The Finkler Question – Howard Jacobson

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A satirical novel where three British men reflect on what it means to be Jewish. ☁ “Julian Treslove is a professional lookalike, despite not looking like anyone in particular. His friend Sam Finkler is a philosopher, writer and television personality. Their… Continue Reading “The Finkler Question – Howard Jacobson”

Room – Emma Donoghue

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A boy and his mother are held captive in a single room which has become their world.  ☁ Room is told from the perspective of a five-year-old boy who is being held captive with his mother. The boy was born in… Continue Reading “Room – Emma Donoghue”

C – Tom McCarthy

READ FOR BOOKERTHON C is a 1960s-, modernist-style anti-novel steeped in philosophy. It follows Serge Carrefax, an encoder, through WWI. ☁ Opening in England at the turn of the twentieth century, C is the story of a boy named Serge Carrefax, whose father spends his time… Continue Reading “C – Tom McCarthy”

She Came To Stay – Simone de Beauvoir

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel A fictionalised account of de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre’s open relationship ☁ She Came To Stay is a novel written by French author Simone de Beauvoir, published in 1943. The novel is a fictional account of her and… Continue Reading “She Came To Stay – Simone de Beauvoir”

White Noise – Don DeLillo

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sophia A satire in which Jack Gladney and his family endure an airborne toxic event after an industrial accident ☁ “Jack Gladney is a professor specialising in Hitler studies who is consumed with the idea of his death. His… Continue Reading “White Noise – Don DeLillo”

Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A young boy named Huck sets off down the Mississippi River on a raft in search of freedom and adventure ☁ Inspired by many of the author’s own experiences as a riverboat pilot, this book tells the story… Continue Reading “Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain”

Pride And Prejudice – Jane Austen

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jo A classic that tells the story of Mr Bennet’s five unmarried daughters and the events that unfold when Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy move to town ☁ “Pride & Prejudice was written off and on over more than… Continue Reading “Pride And Prejudice – Jane Austen”

Nip The Buds, Shoot The Kids – Kenzaburo Oe

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel A Japanese war novel where 15 boys are sent to a rural village full of hostile people and sickness ☁ “Nip The Buds, Shoot The Kids tells of a group of boys from a reform school who are… Continue Reading “Nip The Buds, Shoot The Kids – Kenzaburo Oe”

Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy The story of the mass exodus from Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion ☁ “Suite Francaise is the first two parts of a planned five part novel about the Nazi invasion of France and the mass exodus… Continue Reading “Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky”