Book Club

All Clare Hall members and their partners are invited to join the Clare Hall book club. We discuss a book every month, and you can come as regularly or as occasionally as you like. 

Meetings are generally on the first Monday of every month at 8 pm in the Common Room or King Room.  If no venue is given, please ask at the Porters' Lodge.

Next books for discussion in 2018:

  • Monday 2 July
    Half a Yellow Sun by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Monday 6 August
    The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain, a new book by Damian Le Bas
  • Monday 3 September
    South from Granada by Gerald Brenan, a 1957 account of the author’s years living in an Andalucian village
  • Monday 1 October
    Flights by Olga Tokarczuk—a novel originally written in Polish in 2007, which in translation won the 2018 Booker Prize



Recent books:

  • Narziss and Goldmund by Nobel prize winner Hermann Hesse
  • The Devil's Dance, a recent novel originally written in Uzbek by Hamid Ismailov​​​
  • ​​​The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (a British writer of Japanese parentage)
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s semi-autobiographical 1932 novel Journey to the End of the Night
  • Riders in the Chariot by Patrick White, Australian Nobel Prize winner
  • The Red Haired Woman by Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk
  • For Two Thousand Years, a 1934 novel by Romanian author Mihail Sebastian
  • A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne, author of Tristram Shandy
  • The Other Side of Eden by anthropologist Hugh Brody
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, a 1958 novel on the coming of imperialism in Africa

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