Book Group III – the Global Nomads

The “Global Nomads” have been meeting to discuss books from all over the world since 2010. Many thanks to Julie for letting me have this varied list to add to the growing collection of books read and still to be read, which I can now update periodically as we go. Totally fantastic.


February : “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante, 10/10

January : “When Paris Went Dark” by Ronald Rosbottom



December : “The Tea Planter’s Wife” by Dinah Jefferies

November : “The Ginger Tree” by Oswald Wynd, 9/10

October : “Station Eleven” by Emily St John Mandel, 10/10

September : “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt, 10/10

June : “Eight Months on Gazzah Street” by Hilary Mantel

May – “The Lemon Tree” by Sandy Tolan

March – “We are all Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler, 9/10

January – “An Officer and a Spy” by Robert Harris, 9/10



December – “The Surgeon of Crowthorne” by Simon Winchester, 8/10

November – “Snowdrops” by A.D. Miller, 6/10

October – “A Case of Exploding Mangoes” by Mohammed Hanif

September – “Palace Walk” by Maguib Mahfouz

June – “A Town Like Alice” by Nevil Shute, 10/10

May – “In Times of Fading Light” by Eugen Ruge

April – “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett, 8/10

March – “Zoli” by Colum McCann, 6/10

February – “Death Comes for the Archbishop” by Willa Cather

January – “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith, 10/10



December – “They Eat Horses Don’t They” by Piu Marie Eatwell, 7/10

November – “The Garden of Evening Mists” by Tan Twan Eng

September – “The Aye-Aye and I” by Gerald Durrell & “Léon and Louise” by Alex Capus

June – “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce, 10/10

May – “Joueurs d’Échecs/Chess Story” by Stefan Zweig, 10/10

April – “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 3/10

March – “The Hundred Year Old Man” by Jonas Jonasson, 7/10

February – “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 10/10

January – “The Bookseller of Kabul” by Anne Seierstad, 8/10



December – “The Uncommon Reader” by Alan Bennett, 9/10

November – “The Greenhouse/Rosa Candida” by Audur Ava Olafsdottir, 8/10

October – “1Q94” by Haruki Murakami, 10/10

September – “A Suitable Boy” by Vikram Seth, 7/10

June – “La Promesse de l’Aube/The Promise at Dawn” by Romain Gary, 8/10

May – “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 10/10

April – “The World that was Ours” by Hilda Bernstein, 8/10

March – “The Woman in the Dunes” by Kobo Abe

February – “The Breaking of Eggs” by Jim Powell

January – “The House of the Spirits” by Isabel Allende, 10/10



December – “The Human Stain” by Philip Roth

November – “The Story of San Michele” by Alex Munthe, 6/10

October – “Moonlight in Odessa” by Janet Skeslien Charles, 6/10

September – “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry, 10/10

June – “Out of Africa” by Karen Blixen

May – “The Hare with Amber Eyes” by Edmund de Walle, 9/10 & “Josie Carpe” by Marie Ndiaye

March – “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet” by David Mitchell, 9/10

January – “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese, 10/10



December – “Mennonite in a Little Black Dress” by Rhoda Janzen

November – “Snow” by Orham Pamuk

October – “Tinkers” by Paul Harding, 8/10.

2015 Images taken from here, and here; 2014 here, here and here; 2013 here, and here; 2012 here and here; 2011 here, here and here; 2010 here, here and here.
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6 Responses to Book Group III – the Global Nomads

  1. susan says:

    I really find these bookclub lists very interesting indeed. They provide a varied and rich source for inspiration, and when a book from one’s own group has been read by other groups it feels like an expansion of the experience. It will be fascinating to see which books emerge as bookgroup preferred choices!

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  2. Hi Susan, yes, can’t wait to find out either, and hoping to add other lists periodically. Have STILL got the Makine and the Tabucchi from your group listings winking at me and waiting patiently, for example – definitely going to get there this side of September. Spent a very pleasant half hour reordering the pile of “What to read in what order” earlier, trouble is that the pile just keeps stretching higher… Nxxx what are you reading now, by the way?


  3. susan says:

    Like! The bookclub are reading All the light we cannot see, and then its the school hols and we sort of take a break until september. we meet this week in a new wine bar in St Leonards. looking forward to it. xx

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  4. susan says:

    Like! The Bookclub are reading All the Light we Cannot See and meeting on thursday in a lovely new winebar, looking forward to it. xx

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  5. How lovely, book group in a winebar, sounds perfect. Please let me know what you all think of it. Winebar and book….xxx


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