OBC Book List

The Book Club Archive!

Thanks to Kirsten we have an archive of 20 years of books read, enjoyed, torn apart or just discussed!


Puffball – Fay Weldon – January

Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Kimmerer – February – Virtual meeting

The Dalkey Archive – Flann O’Brien- March

The Years – Annie Ernaux – April- Virtual meeting

We Begin at the End May – Chris Whitaker

Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov – My suggestion – 296 pages –June- virtual?

 Super-Infinite by Katherine Rundell – Agris – 352 pages –July- virtual?


1984 = September

Sourdough by Robin Sloan – Barrie’s suggestion – 256 pages – October

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – Kirsten’s suggestion – November

The Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller – Carol’s suggestion – 368 pages – December

Kafka – Julia’s suggestion is “The Trial” 255 pages – but this could alternatively be an “author” evening in which people bring different works from or about the author –January

The Glass Pearls by Emerich Pressburger – Penny’s suggestion – 226 pages – February

 Ask The Fellows Who Cut The Hay by George Ewart Evans – Graham’s suggestion – 260 pages – March

 Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver – Ros’s suggestion – 560 pages – April

Suggestions for the next few months

2022 – 23

Untraceable. Sergei Lebedev May

Kleptopia Tom Burgess June

Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart. July

The Book of Trespass Nick Hayes. September.

The Last Word Hanif Kureishi October

Preludes and Nocturnes Neil Gaiman – November

The Last Runaway by Tracey Chevalier OR The Underground Railroad Coulson Whitehead – January

1000 Years of joys and Sorrows. – Ai Wei Wei – February

I Give it to you – Valerie Martin – May

Islands of Abandonment – Cal Flyn – June

The Weight of Ink – Rachel Kadish – July

Getting Better – Michael Rosen – September– Virtual meeting

The Things that we Lost – Jyoti Patel – October

Pandora’s Jar – Natalie Haynes – November– Virtual meeting