Sunday, 14 April 2019

24th April - The Secret Life of Cows

Our last book was The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (follow our facebook group for most up to date info on meetings), which was probably our most popular read yet.

Next book is The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young, a book about what cows get up to on a farm and their different personalities.

Other pitched books
1984 - George Orwell
Long Way Down - Jason Reynold
Tangerine - Christie ...
Alys, Always - Harriet Lane

As always, we'll be in the upstairs room of the Rookery in Clapham from 7pm but official book chat is at 7.30. After 8pm we'll have our pitches, where anyone can pitch a suggestion for our next read that we all vote on.

Monday, 24 December 2018

10th January - This is Going to Hurt

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The Clapham Book Club meets monthly at the Rookery, 7pm, where we eat, drink and talk about the book. New people welcome! Check our our facebook page for more information

Our next book is This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay, 'Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry

Other pitched books:

Kiss Kiss - Roald Dahl
Black Tudor - Miranda Kanfmann
Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
Book Thief - Marcus Zusah
Handmaid's Tale - Margret Atwoods

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

The Cabin at the End of the World - 26th September

For our next meeting, we are reading Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay.
"The Cabin at the End of the World is a terrific, disturbing, desperate novel, one that profoundly reflects the current political climate of North America and our ambiguous times."--Mariana Enriquez, author of Things We Lost in the Fire

Other pitched books:
Lullaby - Leila Slimani
Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman
The Martain - Andy Weir
The Long Goodbye - Raymond Chandler
The Water Cure - Sophie Mackintosh
Burial Rites - Hannah Kent

We are meeting at the Rookery from 7pm in the upstairs room. Official book chat starts at 7.30pm.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Mythos - 8th May

Our last book, The Master and Margarita was enjoyed by lots of people despite how confusing it was. We had lots of discussion trying to figure out the story and the characters.

Our next book is Mythos by Stephan Fry.

Other pitched books:
The Travelling Cat Chronicles - Hiro Arikawa
The Good Immigrant
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
Lullaby - Leila Siliwani
Reservoir 13 - Jon Macgregor
The Savage Detectives 
Oluo Kettridge - Elizabeth Stout
Station II - Emily St...
The Sun is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon

We're branching out at another venue for our next meeting, we'll be meeting at the Avalon.

We will be back at the Rookery the month after.

Friday, 9 February 2018

The Mandibles - 5th March

Our last book, 'How to Stop Time', had a mix of opinions. Some loved it, some hated it and some people felt a mix. The story started of pretty enjoyable, but parts of the book were quite weak.

Our next book is The Manibles by Lionel Shriver "The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047” approaches the imminent collapse of American society from the right side of the political spectrum." - Washington Post.

Other pitched books:
Beowulf - Michael Morpurgo
A brief History of Seven Killings - Maclon James
The Woman in the Window - AJ Finn
The left Hand of Darkness - Losula K Le Guin
Mythos - Stephen Fry

We're going to be returning to our old venue, The Rookery, in Clapham
Meeting at 7pm

Saturday, 27 January 2018

How to Stop Time - 7th February

Our last meeting was interesting, we tried a new location but it was too noisy so our voting was done based only on a picture and a few words. General views on the book were it was an enjoyable read but too much time not spent on the trial.

Out next book is How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
"An author who blurs the lines between genres, blending fantasy, myth and science fiction to create some of the most inventive and enduringly popular contemporary fiction,"

Other pitched books:
Swing Time - Zadie Smith
Hidden Figures - Margot Lee Shetterly
Heartburn - Nora Ephron
The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter
Brooklyn - Colm Toibin
The Rainbow - D.H. Lawrence

Our new venue is Minnow by Clapham Common tube station. We have a table booked there for 7pm and a 20% discount. 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

The Power - 4th December

The next book is The Power by Naomi Alderman "Excitement about Naomi Alderman’s dystopian novel “The Power” has been arcing across the Atlantic since it won the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction earlier this year in England. Now, finally, Americans can feel the jolt of this extraordinary book for themselves... “The Power” is one of those essential feminist works that terrifies and illuminates, enrages and encourages."

Other pitched books:
Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales - Kate Mosse
The Hate You Give - Angie Thomas
Before I Go to Sleep - SJ Watson
How I Paid for College - Marc Aato
Men Without Women - Haruki Murakami
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
Lincoln at the Bards - George Saunders