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American Women's Club of Hamburg

Book Club

About Us

The AWC Book Club officially relaunched in July 2015. We are a group of happy readers who usually meet on the third Wednesday of the month between 7 and 10 pm at members’ homes, cafes and restaurants around Hamburg.

Apart from discussing our monthly book we also take up general questions about literature: What is a good book? What makes a book worth reading? The first book that got me hooked? How does reading influence us and our outlook on the world? How much influence does literature have?
You are very welcome to join us at any time! When you attend a meeting we do hope you have read the book that we are going to discuss.

List of books we have read and disussed

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

A Handmaid’s Tale by Margret Atwood

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Americanah by Chimamanda by Ngozi Adichie

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna

Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

The Wednesday Club by Kjell Westö

When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi (augmented by a Skype session with the author)

In order to Live by Yeonmi Park

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strouts

A Man Named Ove by Fredrik Backman

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (augmented by attending  the newly premiered ballet based on the novel at the Staatsoper)

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie's

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Autumn by Ali Smith

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmy Ward

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Mascha Gessen

The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding

 Educated by Tara Westover

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Becoming by Michelle Obama

The Overstory by Richard Powers

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood 

If you are interested in joining us or would like more information, please contact bookgroup@awchamburg.org.

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