World Literature Book Club

World Literature Book Club


If you interested in receiving other cultures, and are curious to find out how global perspectives are expressed through contemporary European and world literature, this new book club may be for you. Rather than focusing on established canon, this club will delve into a few established classics such as the fable of The Little Prince, and explore emerging genres such as the graphic memoir Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story.  We will also read works fantasy, historical fiction, journalism, and novels from Columbia, Egypt, France, Iceland, South Africa, Switzerland, and Turkey.

The World Literature Book Club meets online on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. via the Zoom platform.

Book Club Liaison: Liza Mueller

October Selection

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Previous Selections

Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Maps by Nuruddin Farah

The Parisian by Isabella Hammad

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

Walking on the Ceiling by Ayşegül Savaş

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Severance by Ling Ma

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

Mouthful of Birds by Samantha Schweblin

Rock, Paper, Scissors by Maxim Osipov

Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrea

The Places in Between by Rory Stewart

A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

Ventoux by Bert Wagendorp

Night School by Zsofia Ba

The Wall by Max Annas

Companions by Christina Hesselholdt

Daytripper by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Brother in Ice by Alicia Kopf

The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield

The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Babylon Berlin by Volker Kutscher

Breaking Lorca by Giles Blunt

Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, translated by Richard Howard

The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

The Great Swindle by Pierre Lemaitre 

The Soccer War by Ryszard Kapuscinski