What we're about

Hello fellow book lovers!
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We are Oslo Book Club - a book discussion club that was born on Meetup in the dark depths of winter 2012. Since then, we have grown quite a bit. Nowadays we meet twice a month to share our love for reading and to discuss books and short stories in a friendly and inspiring environment. It is a wonderful way to discover great books and to meet new and like-minded people.
We have a monthly poll to select our reads for the next month and this poll is made up of suggestions from our members. So whether it's a classic you've always wanted to read, a book you love or something that caught your eye in the bookstore, it's up to you. Discussions will start on the book we have read that month but often spread to other cultural topics such as films, plays and music as well.
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So please come along and join us for a discussion and open your mind to some books you probably wouldn't have dreamed of reading!
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You can also follow us on Instagram: oslo_book_club
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Here is what we are reading in the near future:
February: "If On A Winter's Night A Traveler" by Italo Calvino

Upcoming events (3)

Book meetup: "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier (in person & online!)

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Welcome to our August book meetup! For our long read this summer, we will be reading "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier. This classic gothic novel has been a best-seller since its release in 1938, and has been adapted for stage and screen, including a 1940 film version directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

We hope you've had time to read at a leisurely pace over the long summer months (perhaps while reclining languidly in a stately English manor overlooking the sea, surrounded by overabundant blossoms?), and look forward to discussing impressions of the book with you at the end of August, as the green leaves begin to fade and the evening's dark encroaches on the edges of the day.

This meetup will take place in person at the main library in downtown Oslo, and will also have an online option for anyone who wants to join remotely via Zoom -- see the link in the "how to find us" section of the event for more details.

See you there!

Short story & social: "The Last Diver on Earth" by Sofia Mariah Ma

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Join us in September when to try something new!

This month, we'd like to turn our short story meetup into more of a social outing, combining small group discussion of the piece with social chit-chat (and drinks and snacks for those who want them). We'd like to make this meetup an opportunity for you all to come out and meet some fellow book-lovers in a casual setting.

The story we'll be reading for this month is "The Last Diver on Earth" by Sofia Mariah Ma, which was the regional winner from Asia of Granta's 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. You can read it for free online here: https://granta.com/the-last-diver-on-earth/

For this event, we are going to gather in the mezzanine bar/cafe area (second floor) of the Deichman Bjørvika library's Centropa restaurant. We'll get a set of tables in the same area so we can mingle and chat in small groups. If the weather is nice, we may be able to get seats outside on the patio.

Looking forward to chatting with you!

Book meetup: "Kindred" by Octavia Butler (in person & online!)

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Welcome to our September book meetup! This month, we will be reading "Kindred" by Octavia Butler. This genre-bending novel deals with heavy themes in a structurally playful way, and is sure to inspire an interesting discussion.

This meetup will take place in person at the main library in downtown Oslo, and will also have an online option for anyone who wants to join remotely via Zoom -- see the link in the "how to find us" section of the event for more details.

See you there!

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Summer social meetup - movie night!

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