“For most people, what is so painful about reading is that you read something and you don't have anybody to share it with. In part what the book club opens up is that people can read a book and then have someone else to talk about it with. Then they see that a book can lead to the pleasure of conversation, that the solitary act of reading can actually be a part of the path to communion and community.” - Bell Hooks
This quote by Bell Hooks aptly describes the true essence of the IWA Book Club It’s a place for all reading enthusiasts to come together every 2nd Wednesday of the month and debate on different aspect of a book with great passion and conviction.
In the year 2019, we have enjoyed reading and discussing books, Fiction and Non fiction in various genres .
“Three Sisters Three Queeens” by Phillipa Gregory
“The Garden of Evening Mists ” by Tan Twang Eng
“Becoming“ by Michelle Obama
“Educated“ by Tara Westover.
“Erotic stories for Punjabi Widows”written by Balli Kaur Jaiswal
“Come, Before Evening Falls by Manjul Bajaj
“Coromandel: A Personal History of South India” by Charles Allen
“Between You and Me” by Lisa Hall
“The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides
“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson
Our individual book ratings (out of 5*) have ranged from a low 1* to a high of 4.5* leading to very intense and at times vociferous discussions.
Come join the fun.