Novel Ideas Book Club

Reading List

The following are the Novel Ideas Book Club’s selections for 2019:

Location

The Novel Ideas Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 11 am in the Purcell Meeting Room on the 3rd floor of the Peninsula Center Library.
701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Contact

For inquiries about the club, please visit the events calendar or the reference desk at 310-377-9584 x601.

Previous titles: 

  • December 16, 2014 - THE MAID'S VERSION - DANIEL WOODRELL
  • January 20, 2015 - THE HOUSE OF BREATH - WILLIAM GOYEN
  • February 17, 2015 - THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE GRAPE - JOHN FANTE
  • March 17, 2015 - ASTRAGAL - ALBERTINE SARRAZIN
  • April 21, 2015 - THIS SIDE OF INNOCENCE - RASHID AL-DAIF
  • May 19, 2015 - FROM THE MEMOIRS OF A NON-ENEMY COMBATANT - ALEX GILVARRY
  • June 16, 2015 - ALL PASSION SPENT - VITA SACKVILLE-WEST
  • July 21, 2015 - A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY - J.L. CARR
  • August 18, 2015 - THE SUMMER BOOK - TOVE JANSSON
  • September 15, 2015 - THE FISH CAN SING - HALLDOR LAXNESS
  • October 20, 2015 - THE SLEEPWALKING LAND - MIA COUTO
  • November 17, 2015 - GOD'S BITS OF WOOD - OUSMANE SEMBEN
  • December 2015 - no meeting
  • January 19, 2016 - Narrow Road to the Deep North - Richard Flanagan
  • February 16, 2016 - Street of Thieves - Mathias Enard
  • March 15, 2016 - Damascus Nights - Rafik Schami
  • April 19, 2016 - Dreams of My Russian Summers - Andre Makine
  • May 17, 2016 - Story of My Teeth - Valeria Luiselli
  • June 21, 2016 - Honeymoon - Patrick Modiano
  • July 19, 2016 - The 6:41 to Paris - Jean-Philippe Blondel
  • August 16, 2016 - Gifts - Nuruddin Farah
  • September 20, 2016 - Bridge of Beyond - Simone Schwarz-Bart
  • October 18, 2016 - Ways of Going Home - Alejandro Zambra
  • November 15, 2016 - Please Look After Mom - Kyung-Sook Shin
  • December 2016 - no meeting

2017 List

  • January 2017:   Bridge on the Drina - Ivo Andric (Bosnia)
  • February 2017:   Chess Story - Stevan Zweig (Austria)
  • March 2017:  Island of a Thousand Mirrors - Nayomi Munaweer (Sri Lanka)
  • April 2017:  The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi - Elif Shafak (Turkey)
  • May 2017:  South of the Border, West of the Sun - Haruki Murakami (Japan)
  • June 2017:  Sound of Waves - Yukio Mishima (Japan)
  • July 2017:  Nowhere in Africa - Stefanie Zweig (Kenya/Germany)
  • August 2017:  The Year of the Comet - Sergei Lebedev (USSR/Russia)
  • September 2017:  Saffron Dreams - Shaila Abdullah (Pakistani-American)
  • October 2017:  Ancient Tillage - Raduan Nassar (Brazil)
  • November 2017:  State of Wonder - Ann Patchett (USA/Brazil)
  • No meeting in December

2018 List

  • January 2018:  The Hungry Tide - Amitav Ghosh (US/India)
  • February 2018:  Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu - Joshua Hammer (US/Mali)
  • March 2018:  Broken Glass - Alain Mabanckou (Republic of Congo)
  • April 2018:  The Heart - Maylis de Kerangal (France)
  • May 2018:  The Lover - Marguerite Duras (Vietnam)
  • June 2018:  Eve Out of Her Ruins - Ananda Devi (Mauritius)
  • July 2018:  The Piano Tuner - David Mason (Burma)
  • August 2018:  Not Out of Hate - Ma Ma Lay (Burma)
  • September 2018:  Suddenly, a Knock on the Door - Etgar Keret (Israel)
  • September 2018:  Touch - Adania Shibli (Palestine)
  • October 2018:  Three Day Road - Joseph Boyden (Canada/First Nations)
  • November 2018:  Salvage the Bones - Jesmyn Ward (USA)
  • No meeting in December