cover images of the 2021 reading list

What We’re Reading

Thank you for your interest in the group! Below is the list of books that we will read in our English group and in our German subgroup in 2022. For more information about joining either or both group discussions, see our How to Join page.

English List 2022

  • Jan 16 : Memorial by Bryan Washington (US)
  • Feb 20: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (US)
  • Mar 20: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (UK)
  • Apr 24 Heaven by Mieko Kawakami (Japan) <— 4th Sunday of April due to holiday conflict!
  • May 15: A Passage North by Anuk Arundpragasam (India)
  • June 19: The Universe in 3/4 Time by Leona Francombe (Belgium)
  • July 17: By the Sea by Abdulrazak Gurnah (UK)
  • Aug 21: Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler (US)
  • Sept 18: The Promise by Damon Galgut (South Africa)
  • Oct 16: Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters (US)
  • Nov 20: Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth by Wole Soyinka (Nigeria)
  • Dec 18: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo (South Korea)

German List 2021

More information

Click here to take a look back at the 2021 and 2020 reading selections.

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