by Rana Asfour
Last week saw the planning meeting for the Tuesday Morning Book Club of Abu Dhabi to discuss the new titles for their book club reading next season which kicks off in September. With only two more books left on this year's list for them to read, all the members were busy researching to come up with titles that encompass a wide range of topics and tastes.
A bookclub that mainly reads non-fiction, the members meet twice a month and focus on books in the English language as well as translations into the English language.
Here is a list of the books they read last year (2015/2016):
'The Book of Disquiet' by Fernando Pesoa (544 pages)
'Omon Ra' by Viktor Pelevin (154 pages)
'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter' by Carson McCullers (368 pages)
'Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger (224 pages)
'Maps' by Nuruddin Farah (288 pages)
'Ruby' by Cynthia Bond (320 pages)
'Under the Frangipani' by Mia Couto (160 pages)
'My Brilliant Friend' by Elena Ferrante (331 pages)
'Speedboat' by Renata Adler (192 pages)
'The Incarnations' by Susan Barker (384 pages)
'Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids' by Kenzaburo Oe (192 pages)
'The Door' by Magda Szabo (288 pages)
'The Birds' by Tarjei Vesaas (192 pages)
'The Melancholy of Resistance' by Laszlo Krasznahorkai (320 pages)
'The Golden Chariot' by Salwa Bakr (208 pages)
'Boy, Snow, Bird' by Helen Oyeyemi (308 pages)
'The Sixty Five Years of Washington' by Juan Jose Saer (203 pages)
'10:04' by Ben Lerner (256 pages)
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