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Clapham Girls Book Club is a group for ladies who enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. And for those who enjoy a passing interest in reading to avid book readers, we will have regular monthly clubs to get together and discuss varied topics around the chosen book of the month. But it won’t all be about books, we will also aim to have food, drinks or other social activities once a month.

Please join up if you want to read some interesting books, that are thought-provoking, have a great discussion over a drink or two, and make new friends.

Books can be voted for but below are a few that might be a good starting point:

Rani by Jaishree Misra

Half of the yellow sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

When God Was a Rabbit by Saraha Winman

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

Quiet by Susan Cain

Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson

Me before you by Jojo Moyes

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Bookclub: The Heart's Invisible Furies

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Forced to flee the scandal brewing in her hometown, Catherine Goggin finds herself pregnant and alone, in search of a new life at just sixteen. She knows she has no choice but to believe that the nun she entrusts her child to will find him a better life. Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or so his parents are constantly reminding him. Adopted as a baby, he’s never quite felt at home with the family that treats him more as a curious pet than a son. But it is all he has ever known. Amazon Paperback: £7.37 >> https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hearts-Invisible-Furies-John-Boyne/dp/1784161004/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

BOOKCLUB: Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the end

Never before has aging been such an important topic. The systems that we have put in place to manage our mortality are manifestly failing; but, as Gawande reveals, it doesn't have to be this way. The ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death, but a good life - all the way to the very end. AMAZON PAPERBACK: £7.64 >>>> https://www.amazon.co.uk/Being-Mortal-Medicine-Wellcome-Collection/dp/1846685826/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Being+mortal+-+atul+gawande&qid=1609781881&s=books&sr=1-1

BOOKCLUB: Cilka's Journey

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In 1942 Cilka Klein is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator by the Russians and sent to a desolate, brutal prison camp in Siberia known as Vorkuta, inside the Arctic Circle. Innocent, imprisoned once again, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, each day a battle for survival. Cilka befriends a woman doctor, and learns to nurse the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under unimaginable conditions. And when she tends to a man called Alexandr, Cilka finds that despite everything, there is room in her heart for love. AMAZO PAPERBACK: £300 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cilkas-Journey-bestselling-Tattooist-Auschwitz/dp/1785769057/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_gcx-rhf_0_10?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1785769057&pd_rd_r=30487b40-2e97-4983-aeb6-609def955d14&pd_rd_w=kmP5R&pd_rd_wg=HGe4V&pf_rd_p=e8e93944-fa16-4a0a-bbc8-7759cebb747b&pf_rd_r=NRRM04CRTT9JGM648AEN&psc=1&refRID=NRRM04CRTT9JGM648AEN

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Bookclub: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

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