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Kreis 6 English book club - my favourites

Updated: Nov 8

We've read a huge range of books and authors since the book club started so I thought it was time to reflect on the books that I enjoyed the most.


It's hard to pick a favourite so instead I'll choose my top 5. All of the books in green feature in my favourites. I have quite a short memory so that's possibly why three of them come from this year or it could just be that the books are so good!


It's hard to limit my favourites as there are so many interesting books so I'll mention a few that almost made the top five. Elizabeth Strout springs to mind because I've read quite a few of her other books since 'Anything is Possible'. I also enjoyed the brevity of 'The Bridges of Madison County', the originality of Milkman and Ishiguro's stories set in the Malvern Hills (Nocturnes). It's too difficult to choose!


Here's what we've read so far...


Stories I Forgot to Tell you by Dorothy Gallagher

Mrs Caliban by Rachel Ingalls

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

A Life's Work by Rachel Cusk

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love by Kathleen Collins

We are Attempting to Survive our Time by A L Kennedy

My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay

Euphoria by Lily King

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

Cold Spring Harbor by Richard Yates

The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

Milkman by Anna Burns

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Will you Please be Quiet, Please by Raymond Carver

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Normal People by Sally Rooney

The Beacon by Susan Hill

Animal Farm by George Orwell

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Q&A by Vikas Swarup

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Let me be like Water by S.K. Perry

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Black Faces, White Faces by Jane Gardam

The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin

Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Thing around your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Dear Life by Alice Munro

An Education by Nick Hornby


Language tip

How do you translate 'von George Orwell' from German to English?

A. from George Orwell

B. of George Orwell

C. by George Orwell

If you're not sure, check this post!