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 2023. For more information about joining either or both group discussions, see our How to Join page.

The last book of 2022 will be “Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982” by Cho Nam-Joo (South Korea). We will discuss it on Sunday, December 18.

English List 2023

  • January 15: Bewilderment by Richard Powers (USA)
  • February 19: When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyod Banwo (Trinidad)
  • March 19: The Republic of False Truths by Alaa Al Aswany (Egypt)
  • April 16: Glory by NoViolet Bulawyo (Zimbabwe)
  • May 21: The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka (Sri Lanka)
  • June 18: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk (Poland)
  • July 16: Such a Beautiful Thing to Behold by Umar Turaki (Canada)
  • August 20: Diary of a Void by Emi Yagi (Japan)
  • September 17: Serious Men by Manu Joseph (India)
  • October 15: The Mountains Sing by Phan Que Mai Nguyen (Vietnam)
  • November 19: More Than I Love My Life by David Grossmann (Israel)
  • December 17: It Would Be Night in Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo (Venezuela)

More information

Take a look back at the 2022, 2021, and 2020 reading selections.

Want to recommend a book for a future list? Please read about how we selected these books.