Book Club starting in January

There is alot of interest for starting a new bookclub in 2013!

  • Vote below for our first reading and best time for meeting.
  • Send your name and e-mail through the Contact Us page to be part of the club’s mailing list.

The club will be part social and part serious debate! We’ll meet on a monthly basis, and rotate so that each member can host the group. Books will be between 300-400 words to allow everyone enough time to finish within a month. We’ll do a variety of works throughout the year, from fiction, biography, non-fiction.  Basic rules can be agreed upon at the first meeting.

For the first reading, I suggest we choose a work by an author attending the upcoming Emirates LitFest. Book clubs are invited to interact with authors. On Thursday 7 March (7-8pm), a special session is planned with the following four authors:

Chris Cleave – Gold, his third novel was published in June 2012 to widespread praise.

Kate Lord Brown – The Perfume Garden is her latest novel published in June 2012.

Alia Mamdouh – her novel The Loved Ones won the 2004 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature.

Tan Twan Eng – The Garden of Evening Mists, was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize and longlisted for the Man Asian Prize; it was also picked as a book of the year by the Independent.

Make your choice for our first reading:

Please also answer this poll to help determine when is the best time for most people to meet:


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