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1.1984 - Orwell

2. Madame Bovary- Flaubert

3. The Prince – Machiavelli

4. The Communist Manifesto - Marx

5. On the Origin of Species - Darwin

6. A Room of One's Own – Woolf

7. The Wealth of Nations - Smith

8. Don Quixote - Cervantes

9. The Republic - Plato

10. Uncle Tom's Cabin – Stowe

11. The Metamorphosis -Kafka

12. Guns, Germs, and Steel – Diamond

13. Anna Karenina – Tolstoy

14. Hundred Yrs of Solitude – Marquez

15. Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky

16. To Kill a Mockingbird – Lee

17. Animal Farm – Orwell

18. Belle du Seigneur – Cohen

19. 1000 and 1 night

20. Les Misérables – Hugo

21. Brothers Karamazov – Dostoevsky

22. Multiple Intelligence – Gardner

23. The Trial – Kafka

24. Anne Frank

25. Disgrace – Coetzee

26. L’Étranger – Camus

27. Leviathan – Hobbes

28. When Bad Things Happen … – Kushner

29. The Great Gatsby – Fitzgerald

30. The Alchemist – Coelho

31. The Master and Margarita – Bulgakov

32. To the Lighthouse – Woolf

33. Frankenstein – Selly

34. Things Fall Apart – Achebe

35. Hitchhiker’s Guide .. – Adams

36. Capitalism and Freedom – Friedman

37. Inferno – Dante

38. Brideshead Revisited – Waugh

39. Jane Eyre – Bronte

40. l'Optimisme (Candide) – Voltaire

41. The Second Sex – Beauvoir

42. All Quiet Western Front – Remarque

43. Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare

44. Midnight's Children – Rushdie

45. Perfume – Süskind

46. A Tale of Love and Darkness – Oz

47. Dune – Herbert

48. Train to Pakistan – Singh

49. The Glass Bead Game – Hesse

50. Zen & Art of Motorcycle.. – Pirsig

51. Notre Dame de Paris – Hugo

52. The Grapes of Wrath – Steinbck

53. Catch-22 – Heller

54. One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest – Kesey

55. Brighton Rock – Greene

56. Tipping The Velvet - Waters

57. On Liberty – Mill

58. God Is Not Great... – Hitchens

59. Handmaid's Tale – Atwood

60. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Hemingway

61. Adolf Hitler: My Part..- Milligan

62. Imagined Communities – Anderson

63. Unbearable Lightness Being - Kundera

64. Middlemarch – Eliot

65. Snow – Pamuk

66. 1Q84 – Murakami

67. I, Robot – Asimov

68. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Wilde

69. Letters To A Young Poet – Rilke

70. Lolita – Nabokov

71. Girl Meets Boy – Smith

72. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - J le Carre

73. Journey to the end of the night – Celine

74. Kafka on the shore – Murakami

75. Meditations – Aurelieus

76. The plague – Camus

77. Slaughterhouse-Five – Vonnegut

78. Of Mice and Men – Steinbeck

79. And Quiet Flows the Don – Sholokov

80. From Russia With Love – Fleming

81. Invisible Man – Ellison

82. Vanity Fair – Thackeray

83. Orphan Master’s Son – Johnson

84. The Shadow Factory - Bamford

85. A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch

86. American Pastoral – Roth

87. A Tale of Two Cities – Dickens

88. The Selfish Gene – Dawkins

89. Buddenbrooks – Mann

90. Oryx and Crake – Atwood

91. Pride and Prejudice

92. The Remains of the Day- Ishiguro

93. The Color Purple – Walker

94. Persepolis – Satrapi

95. The Right Stuff – Wolfe

96. Vindication of the Rights of Woman

97. Watchmen - Moore/ Gibbons

98. Lord of The Flies – Golding

99. The Mayor of Casterbridge – Hardy

100. Brave New World – Huxley

101. The House of The Spirits by Isabel Allende – Isabel Allande

102. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? –Philip K. Dick

103. Steppenwolf - Herman Hesse

104. The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler

105. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

106. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

107. The Tin Drum - Günter Grass

108. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland –Lewis Carroll

109. Homage to Catalonia - George Orwell

110. Postcards From The Edge - Carrie Fisher

111. Equal Rites - Terry Pratchett

112. Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol

113. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

20 Feb 2019

This meeting was organised to discuss planning of the 2019 events. The main agreements included:

1. The club will have two events per month in the first and third Wednesday of each month;

2. In the first Wednesday, a presenter will provide a brief digest of selected new book release of the previous month and the group will choose the read for the following month;

3. In the third Wednesday, the club will discuss a book following a short presentation made by a member covering author's life, past work and a brief summary of the book. Then the group go for drink;

4. The events will be announced for 7pm and starts at 7:30pm to give enough time for members to arrive, grab a drink and settle down.

5. The club alternates between literature classics discussed previously in the club over 2010-2017 and new books selected in the book review meetings


#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)



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