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English Book Club

ALORA Book Club

Please find below the booklist for 2019-2020. The theme for next season's reading is “Remarquable Women”.

The book club meets generally on the second Tuesday of every month, with some exceptions.

The meetings start at 19h15. It usually is a 2 to 2.5 hour friendly gathering and everyone is welcome, even if they have not completely read the book. 

A volunteer hosts the meeting and provides some snacks or drinks, which are supplemented by what the readers bring as well. (Please bring bottle of wine or snack to help your host!)

You also do not have to come to every meeting, only when you wish to.

We have native English speakers, but also many others, so the club is not just for English speakers.

You will receive information of the venue a few days before the book club date.

To register your interest, please contact Mieke Reece.


Alora Book Club - Season September 2019 - June 2020






Eleanor of Aquitaine (By the Wrath of God, Queen of England)

Alison Weir

Tuesday 10September


Reading Lolita in Tehran

Azar Nafisi

Tuesday 8 October


Gifts of Age: Portraits and Essays of 32 Remarkable Women Charlotte Painter

Tuesday 12 November


Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo Hayden Herrera

Tuesday 17 December


Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, the Woman Behind Cosmopolitan Magazine

Jennifer Scanlon

Tuesday 14 January


What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories

Laura Shapiro

Tuesday 11 February


Becoming Michelle Obama

Tuesday 10 March


Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir

Ruth Rechl

Tuesday 7 April


Marie Curie: A Life

Susan Quinn

Wednesday 12 May


A Room of One's Own

Virginia Woolf

Tuesday 9 June


This activity is for ALORA members. If you are not yet a member, please sign up here.