What we're about

Let's have a discussion of a (usually fiction) book over a glass of wine/ pint/ Ribena once a month. We try to read everything from classics to contemporary - all that matters is that you love books and talking about them! And getting to know new people at the same time...

We have a GoodReads page here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/151685-oxford-wine-books-for-20s-30s

Upcoming events (3)

The wine bit of wine and books

The Jericho Tavern

The wine meetup, back at the usual towards-the-end-of-the-month time of the month. :)

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents always worried how she would get on in the real world, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, they are delighted for her. For her part, in the convenience store she finds a predictable world mandated by the store manual, which dictates how the workers should act and what they should say, and she copies her coworkers’ style of dress and speech patterns so that she can play the part of a normal person. However, eighteen years later, at age 36, she is still in the same job, has never had a boyfriend, and has only few friends. She feels comfortable in her life, but is aware that she is not living up to society’s expectations and causing her family to worry about her. When a similarly alienated but cynical and bitter young man comes to work in the store, he will upset Keiko’s contented stasis—but will it be for the better? Sayaka Murata brilliantly captures the atmosphere of the familiar convenience store that is so much part of life in Japan. With some laugh-out-loud moments prompted by the disconnect between Keiko’s thoughts and those of the people around her, she provides a sharp look at Japanese society and the pressure to conform, as well as penetrating insights into the female mind. Convenience Store Woman is a fresh, charming portrait of an unforgettable heroine that recalls Banana Yoshimoto, Han Kang, and Amélie. Join us for a glass of wine/whatever you'd like and let's discuss. Looking forward to seeing you all there :)

The wine bit


Hi guys, getting ahead of myself but here's the wine (or whatever you like) part of our group :) As always, the venue will be updated nearer to the time of the event, but as usual, will be somewhere in central Oxford! Hope to see you all then!! xxx

Past events (93)

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

Kings Arms

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