Book Club Archives

Check out past SEAPAX book club reads:


2017 

  • The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer by Ishmael Beah
  • Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Bennett
  • Pumpkin Flowers by Matti Friedman
  • Lessons of Love in Afghanistan by Suzanne Griffin
  • Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


2016 

  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
  • The Yacoubian Building by Ala Aswani
  • Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle by Dervia Murphy
  • Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
  • Iran Awakening by Shīrīn ʻIbādī
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


2015 

  • In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
  • The Sky Unwashed by Irene Zabytko
  • Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China byPeter Hessler
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • Landfall by Ellen Urbani
  • The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna
  • An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine


2014 

  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Unheard by Josh Swiller
  • River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler
  • Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
  • I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven


2013

  • The Turn-Around Bird by Lucinda Wingard
  • The Springs of Namje by Rajeev  Goyal
  • Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski
  • The Village of Waiting by George Packer 
  • This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz


2012

  • The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
  • The Year of Living Dangerously by C.J. Koch 
  • Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages by Guy Deutscher
  • Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
  • The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer
  • Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed A Nation at War : A Memoir by Leymah Gbowee
  • Even the Smallest Crab Has Teeth: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared M. Diamond
  • The Submission by Amy Waldman
  • A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
  • The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford


2011

  • Purge by Sofi Oksanen
  • Even Silence Has An End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle by Ingrid Betancourt
  • Baking Cakes in Kigali. A Novel by Gaile Parkin
  • Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Saving the World by Julia Alvarez
  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave

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