What we're about

Hello fellow book lovers!

We are Oslo Book Club - a book discussion club that was born on Meetup in the dark depths of winter 2012. By 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.

So please come along and join us for a beer/coffee/glass of wine and open your mind to some books you probably wouldn't have dreamed of reading!

Here is what we are reading in the near future:

August "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison

Upcoming events (3)

Short story meetup: "The Dead" by James Joyce

Online event

Welcome to our December short(ish) story meetup! This month we will be reading "The Dead" by James Joyce, the final story in his short story collection Dubliners, and kind of a holiday classic? You can read the story here: http://www.online-literature.com/james_joyce/958/ Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have decided to host this meeting online via Zoom. Hope to see many of you there! Happy reading! Leisha & Max

Short Story meetup: "Porcupines at the University" by Donald Barthelme

Welcome to our January short story meetup! The theme for this month is "black comedy" and we will be reading "Porcupines at the University" by post-modern master Donald Barthelme. The story is available online here: https://advancedfictionhome.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/barthelme-porcupines-at-the-university_-by-donald-barthelme-1970-4-copy.pdf We have been holding most of our events online recently due to the coronavirus pandemic. We'll evaluate closer to the date of this event to determine if it is safe enough to hold it in person or not based on Oslo city guidelines. Hope to see many of you there! Max & Leisha

Book meetup: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

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Welcome to our January book meetup! The theme for this month is "black comedy" and we will be reading Catch-22 the classic absurdist WWII novel by Joseph Heller. We have been holding most of our events online recently due to the coronavirus pandemic. We'll evaluate closer to the date of this event to determine if it is safe enough to hold it in person or not based on Oslo city guidelines. Hope to see many of you there! Max & Leisha

Past events (119)

Book meetup: "Siddharta" by Hermann Hesse

Online event

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